[clug] Timer closing on window shutters

Alastair D'Silva alastair at newmillennium.net.au
Sat Mar 13 19:09:13 MST 2010

Hi John,

Many modern roller shutters are already motorised - you just need a control
system that you can manage from a computer.

If you are happy enough with X10, you can use a SW10
ml) to control the motor for the shutters - this unit provides 2 240V
switched outputs which mimics the signals the manual controller would send.
I use these for my projector screens at home, and they are quite reliable
(allowing for all the shortcomings of X10).

Alternatively, if you want to DIY, come along to the next Make, Hack, Void
meeting (Tuesdays at 6:30pm, historically at the food court under Dendy in
the Canberra Centre, but we might be having the next & future meetings at
the Braddon Club). Many of us are tinkering with similar problems - I have
motorised curtains, and have just got in some linear actuators to automate
windows, and Peter Barker is currently building up an automated blind


Alastair D'Silva           mob: 0423 762 819
Networking Consultant
New Millennium Networking  web: http://www.newmillennium.net.au
twitter: evildeece   msn: alastair at d-silva.org
blog: http://alastair.d-silva.org

> -----Original Message-----
> From: linux-bounces at lists.samba.org [mailto:linux-
> bounces at lists.samba.org] On Behalf Of jhock
> Sent: Sunday, 14 March 2010 12:34 PM
> To: linux at lists.samba.org
> Subject: [clug] Timer closing on window shutters
> Hi All,
> I want to install some window rollers shutters. I would also like to
> have them automatically shut at certain times when the sun is not
> shining on them to manage the heat gain that they will provide. I was
> wondering if someone has done this or not or does someone know how to
> do
> it? Should I have winder, electric or battery operated shutters?
> Thanks in advance for any advice.
> John
> --
> linux mailing list
> linux at lists.samba.org
> https://lists.samba.org/mailman/listinfo/linux
> No virus found in this incoming message.
> Checked by AVG - www.avg.com
> Version: 9.0.733 / Virus Database: 271.1.1/2735 - Release Date:
> 03/13/10 18:33:00

More information about the linux mailing list