Linear actuators and HA

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Sun May 26, 2019 8:27 am
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Linear actuators and HA

I just realized the time and money cost of entry for using these is actually pretty low- anybody using these in their homes (with Indigo)?

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WindyNation (2pcs) 12 Volt, 225 lbs Linear Actuators + Up Down DPDT Switch + Mounting Brackets + Connectors (Momentary or Maintained Up Down Switch) (12" Linear Actuator, Maintained Switch) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07957BXR4/re ... 6CbZ4SR8AY

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Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:17 pm
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For perpetuity... I woke up this morning thinking to myself, “I think ima gonna do somethin’.”

Seriously, I never show my face on the internet, but this is too awesome not to do so:

https://youtu.be/czCWZlVukik
https://youtu.be/oYIl581_vTk

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Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:39 am
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This is too cool. I am desperately thinking of a use case I can sell to SWMBO.

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Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:31 am
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Grognard wrote:
This is too cool. I am desperately thinking of a use case I can sell to SWMBO.


For me, the trick to getting a good WAF was:
a) “it’s safer this way”
b) a hipstery reclaimed wood/ black pipe approach
c) having it (ultimately) controllable by a wall switch that she or her mom could use
d) making magnets as a “science project” with the DC power supply and my 3-year-old
e) confining Subject 0 to the garage for beta testing.

I now have her okay to have a bed roll out from under the second-row riser of my theater. I am ecstatic.

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Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:48 am
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Very cool!

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Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:17 am
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Linear actuators and HA

jay (support) wrote:
Very cool!

Seriously, I’m really over the moon with the potential of this. In particular, windows that open and close based on indoor/outdoor climate data. A DPDT relay will cut down on the nest of wires, requiring only:
1 IO Linc (or networked relay)
1 12V 5A power supply (at most)
1 actuator per window on the same relay

Super pumped

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Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:30 pm
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Thanks for sharing. I would have never knew that I needed these! Video was awesome too. That look on your face was like a kid with a new toy :mrgreen:

BTW...The https://www.windynation.com web site has some other good things too.

Jody

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Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:31 am
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cuhouse wrote:
Thanks for sharing. I would have never knew that I needed these! Video was awesome too. That look on your face was like a kid with a new toy :mrgreen:

BTW...The https://www.windynation.com web site has some other good things too.

Jody


Thanks Jody! Intriguing goods on Windy Nation, but a little more than my fleabay specials!

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“I figured that out on the can.”

That is where I do some of my best thinking.


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Baha- true story, glad you caught that!

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