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August 16th, 2018 - Minneapolis, MN - How to Build a Smart Garage Door Opener/Sensor for Under $100

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Join us for our very special August event, an MDC Sneak Peek sponsored and hosted by ILM Professional Services. This is a FREE event and a great opportunity for networking and the latest insights in mobile development.

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August Topic - How to Build a Smart Garage Door Opener/Sensor for Under $100

Tired of using a keypad or a remote to open your garage door? Do you ever get to work and wonder if you closed the garage? Problems with your numeric keypad in the Minnesota winter? I wanted to build a smart garage door opener that would allow me to use my phone to open the door and to check the status of the door on my phone from anywhere. I also wanted a project to use my Raspberry Pi 3. In this session, you will learn about the basic hardware I bought to support the sensor and signaling needs of the system and how they connect to the Pi. I'll also go over the applications I wrote to handle the logic on the Raspberry Pi and phone. I'll cover the connections between the phone and the system, the remote access, and how it all fits together. Learn how you can enhance the system with features like sending alerts when your door has been open for an extended period of time.

Presented by Matt Milner
Matt is an independent consultant with expertise in web application design and development and systems integration. As a writer Matt has contributed to several journals and magazines such as MSDN Magazine. Matt regularly shares his love of technology by speaking at local, regional and international conferences such as DevWeek, Prairie Dev Con, That Conference, and VS Live. As a Pluralsight author, Matt has created more than 30 courses on the topics of web, mobile, and cloud development.

About the Group
Led by local developers, the Minnesota Enterprise Mobile User Group is a place to come together to share knowledge, experiences, and lessons learned with the development community regarding enterprise mobile development, with a focus on mobile cross-platform application development and the Xamarin toolset. Our goal is to cover all areas of the Enterprise Mobile landscape.

Thursday, August 16th
5:30 - 6:00 PM - Social time featuring good food and beverages
6:00 - ~7:30 PM - Presentation and Discussion

ILM Professional Services
5221 Viking Drive
Edina, MN 55435

Free on-site parking is available.

This meeting is hosted and sponsored by ILM Professional Services.



  • gdrlosangelesgdrlosangeles Member

    I have a single car detached garage with brick walls (one layer of brick exposed inside and out). I am planning on getting in someone to install a door in the side and was wondering if anyone new roughly what that would cost including the door etc.

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