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    New Z-Wave Blind controller

    Looks intriguing!

    Looks interesting but their Kickstarter just failed...
    Software/Hardware: Win10 Pro, HS 3 Pro, HS Touch, Echo, Edgeport/4, Z-Net w/88 Devices, Insteon PLM w/19 Devices, Nest, GC-100-6, W800RF32A, WS-2080 Weather Station (KMADRACU10)
    Plug-in/Scripts: Alexa API, BLBackup, BLGData, BLLED, BLLock, BLRF, BLTVGuide, Blue Iris, BLUPS, Current Cost 3P, DirectTV, FitbitSeer, Insteon, Nest, Pushover 3P, Random, Restart, Tasker, UltraGCIR3, UltraWeatherWU, Z-Wave


      I saw on the web where someone mounted a RC car steering servo into the blinds and used that to angle the blinds. Yes you need a specific width blind for it... thought I bookmarked it so will check my computer at home later.

      i know not zwave or anything but 6vdc makes it work... and he automated it.. forget using what... grrr now gotta google...
      HW - i5 4570T @2.9ghz runs @11w | 8gb ram | 128gb ssd OS - Win10 x64

      HS - HS3 Pro Edition

      Plugins - BLRF | Concord 4 | HSBuddy 3.9.605.5 | HSTouch Server | RFXCOM | X10 | Z-Wave

      Hardware - EdgePort/4 DB9 Serial | RFXCOM 433MHz USB Transceiver | Superbus 2000 for Concord 4 | TI103 X-10 Interface | WGL Designs W800 RF | Z-Net Z-Wave Interface


        There is lots of hacks out there that use Arduino and the servo. I attempted to try this once on my 2 inch faux blinds and struggled to keep it together and dealing with the weight of just turning the blinds (windows are roughly 4 ft wide). Also to make it look pretty, I would need to run power to the window. I don't want to put in that kind of effort for a hack.

        In the end, I am still waiting for the right product to come out that isn't going to cost me 5k to do the house. I will continue to use my pull strings until then.


          Too bad it failed it did look interesting. There is an alternative. Not cheap especially to get set up but I installed one last year to test it and it has been working flawlessly for almost a year on same batteries. And they open and close every day. Your looking at around $300 for the first blind and $150 for each additional blind. The IBlinds would probably been cheaper but we'll never know.

          The motor(approximately $150)

          The controller(just need 1 for all your blinds, app $ $116)

          The plugin($39.95)


            It did say that development is continuing, with a 2016 release date . . .