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Garage Door Remote! (HELP!)

Discussion in 'General Electronics Discussion' started by luka, Nov 14, 2012.

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  1. luka

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    Hello my name is Luka.
    I live in Germany and I would like to know if i could build my own garage door remote...
    This is the garage door remote:
    http://www.smolka-berlin.de/onlines..._F1024_1._1-channel,_27.015_MHz_21.001.30/986
    I don't have the original remote anymore unfortunately.
    It would cost like 80€ (100$) for a replacement. Which is a price I am not willing to pay.
    I am quite good (and interested) in Electronics. But I'm new to the whole radio stuff.
    Please bare with me.

    So, is it possibe?

    Thank you so much in advance.
    -Luka
     
  2. (*steve*)

    (*steve*) ¡sǝpodᴉʇuɐ ǝɥʇ ɹɐǝɥd Moderator

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    Since you don't have the original, and probably don't know the exact frequency or the format of the signal it sends, you are in a pretty poor place to try to build one.
     
  3. userqq

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    I think its cheaper to get a whole new system but try ebay and look for a good deal.
     
  4. galaxy

    galaxy

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    Many garage door openers have the ability to control via an external switch, so your may have somewhere to attach one.
    The door controllers I have seen usually have 2 screw terminals, and a momentary short activates the door (open, close or stop, depending on its current location).

    You can buy small 433Mhz remote control units on eBay very cheaply, usually with 2 small keyfob remotes, that can give a momentary or toggled output depending on your requirement

    I have found this is better than trying to source / repair the old remote units.
     
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