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Repair of a Channel Master D2A

After studying Amazon I picked this converter because the only negative review was over the interpretation of the description of what the unit was for. It has worked well for years until it started to continuously reboot.  Rather than just replacing it I … Continue reading

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Adding an Aux Garage Remote.

My purpose for this project is to add an additional remote controller to my garage door opener without making any permanent changes to the opener.  In this project I used the Visitect RF300R receiver and matching remote. Decoding the outputs.  The … Continue reading

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Remote Control Door Latch

This is a hack I did to control a 12 vdc electric door strike.  Since I was doing this on the cheap parts on hand where used. I used a surplus power supply and remote control (Key Chain Remote).  The only … Continue reading

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Louder Doorbell Hack

This is a hack I did to make a wireless doorbell loud enough to be heard over loud equipment and to give a visual indication of which door button had been pressed. For the visual indication I used two 4 inch CCFL … Continue reading

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