Author Topic: Battery Powered Solar Recharged Automated Blinds  (Read 639 times)

blebson

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Battery Powered Solar Recharged Automated Blinds
« on: September 24, 2017, 01:09:52 AM »
I finally got my blinds project to the point I was happy with so I made a post about it on the SmartThings Forum.

General features are:
  • Fully self-contained (no need to wire in power)
  • Able to move to 180 different set points
  • Standard “Close” position
  • Customizable “Open” position
  • Able to manually open/close blinds
  • Able to send commands to groups of blinds
  • Able to send command to all blinds regardless of group
  • Theoretical 8.9 Year battery life on 2200mAh LiPo (~20uA while sleeping)
  • Able to charge/top off battery quickly with small solar panel (using 5v 200mA panel)
  • Able to report battery voltage/percentage
  • Able to report charger status (Charging/Not Charging/Fully Charged/Error)

https://community.smartthings.com/t/battery-powered-solar-recharged-automated-blinds/99717

blebson

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Re: Battery Powered Solar Recharged Automated Blinds
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2018, 12:22:08 AM »
Not sure if this is allowed or not but my Moteino shield is available for purchase on my tindie page:

https://www.tindie.com/stores/blebson/

Felix

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Re: Battery Powered Solar Recharged Automated Blinds
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2018, 12:19:30 PM »
Very nice project, thanks for sharing about it here!