I originally started this in the hardware category but it probably doesn’t belong there. I got bored and decided to automate my plantation blinds as something to do. I 3d printed some brackets to hold a servo and a switch to go inside of the casing for the blinds and hooked it up to a nodeMCU. It’s responding via MQTT and a microswitch to control the position of the tilt mechanism. Local control will be handled via a single cord attached to the pull switch mechanism so it’ll essentially look how it does without it.
I’ve also ordered some high torque gear motors, gears, and an H-bridge to test whether or not I’ll be able to actually control raising/lowering the blinds but that stuff hasn’t gotten here yet.
Here’s a video of the breadboarded tilt mechanism in action