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kenrad

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curtains and mini blinds
« on: March 20, 2011, 11:47:55 PM »

has anyone done any mods that allow you to control curtains and mini blinds with x10? :P
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Re: curtains and mini blinds
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2011, 12:03:03 AM »

add-a-motor for curtains, mini blinds...depends horizontal or vertical?

http://www.smarthome.com/3142/Add-A-Motor-45-80-Motorized-Drape-Controller/p.aspx
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Re: curtains and mini blinds
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2011, 11:43:02 AM »

I saw this mod posted, Im sorry I should have been more clear  :'  I am looking to control vertical mini blinds, the ability to raise and lower and also possible a way to control the opening and closing effects of these blinds  >!
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Re: curtains and mini blinds
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2011, 05:41:31 PM »

Are you looking for motors, or ways of interfacing X10?

Are you good mechanically? I have seen power screwdrivers used to raise and lower blinds and power lock mechanisms for cars to open and close them, but there is a lot of mechanical hacking involved.

http://www.shadesshuttersblinds.com/remote-control-window-blinds.asp

I will see if I can find some of the DIY info.

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Re: curtains and mini blinds
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2011, 10:02:40 PM »

I am looking for both motors to actuate them as well as a way to interface them with x10 >!
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Re: curtains and mini blinds
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2011, 10:27:23 PM »

Hunter douglas used to make a motor for said blinds.  I never installed one, but am a dealer for such.  I'll look to see if it's still out there.  Until then, try a google with you blind brand.
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