This one’s heavy on the software and the hardware side. Get this, you need to install Raspian Debian Wheezy, Disk Imager, SSH client and Visual Studio Mono. For hardware, you will need a garage door remote control/clicker, preferably an old clicker with pin-through components instead of surface-mount solder and soldering iron, a small cross tip/phillips and flat tip screwdrivers, a relay module, and male to male jumper wires.
The maker has neatly divided the building of this project into three parts. In phase one he sets up the Raspberry Pi, installs Mono, and runs a C# program. In the second phase of the project, he connects a relay to the Pi and turns it on/off using .NET. In the last phase, he connects the relay to the garage door opener and controls the door from Raspberry Pi, using C# program.
As you would know, you can find Raspian Debian Wheezy in a downloadable zip format at RaspberryPi.org. A Disk Manager is required it enables you to write the OS image you downloaded to your SD Card. Again, you can download it from here Win32DiskImager.
Follow the codes and making instructions at the maker’s blog. And you can control your very own garage door from Raspberry Pi using .NET!
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