There are very few things we all agree with that we hate. The harsh sound of an alarm clock wakes you up from a wonderful sleep. It is definitely the best on this list. In order to wake up more naturally, [nutstobutts] Created a Automatic curtain opener.
The curtain opener is simple; the stepper motor in the control box pulls a rope that passes through the idler at the far end of the curtain rod and is connected to the back of each curtain by two clips. This design allows two curtains to open smoothly at the same time and always close again directly in the center. This design is particularly suitable for students in dormitories or students living in apartments, because the installation does not require screws on the wall or permanent modification of the curtains.
The curtain can be opened and closed by pressing a button on the control box or by sending an HTTP request to the ESP32 which controls everything.This allows integration with many different IoT systems, such as [nutstobutts] Always let Home Assistant open the curtains at 6:30 in the morning instead of the alarm clock, and then automatically close them at 9:00 in the morning to help save cooling costs.
If you just want to wet your feet, automatic curtains are the first great IoT project, please check out the different styles we reported a few months ago for more inspiration!