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Hardware support => Projects => Topic started by: billchurch on April 28, 2014, 09:12:41 AM

Title: 3D Printer Sensor Retention Clip for Genie Garage Door Opener
Post by: billchurch on April 28, 2014, 09:12:41 AM
Instead of taping the sensors, which I did for a while, I whipped up a little retention clip to work on my Genie chain drive.

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:313518

Hopefully this helps someone else. My opener is a Genie Pro Max 500. I included the Sketchup file so it could be modified to fit whatever.

(http://thingiverse-production.s3.amazonaws.com/renders/ac/b0/80/89/c0/garagemote_sensor_retainer_preview_featured.jpg)

(http://thingiverse-production.s3.amazonaws.com/renders/e6/e4/4b/22/a4/IMG_5989_preview_featured.jpg)
Title: Re: 3D Printer Sensor Retention Clip for Genie Garage Door Opener
Post by: billchurch on April 28, 2014, 09:14:27 AM
One other note, I used 1/4" cylinder neodymium magnets that I just dropped on one of the chain links as the magnetic source. This has worked well for almost a year without any issues of the magnet jumping or slipping.

Probably the easiest way to get your magnet attached if you have chain drive.
Title: Re: 3D Printer Sensor Retention Clip for Genie Garage Door Opener
Post by: Felix on April 28, 2014, 11:36:25 AM
I love the true spirit of sharing and building on an existing OSHW project!
Thanks billchurch for sharing this amazing piece of work that will help those with chain openers!