@ifermon, it sounds like you have a very interesting setup. What do you use to check if the garage door is open or closed automatically? I rely on seeing the actual photo since I added the camera module to the Pi.
@terrym86, try changing it to 4 = OUT 0
@davidbforbes, it works fine for me if I just connect the 3V power from the Pi to the remote and a ground. I no longer use a battery in my setup. Just double check you connected the 3V to the part that touches the top/side of the battery holder and the ground should be connected to the part that touches the bottom of the battery.
@loral, I don't believe I had that issue with high CPU load. You can certainly try adding the sleep and see if it helps.
However, I actually rewrote the app using Node.js... if you're familiar with Node.js you are free to try it and see if it's better for you. I also connected a camera module and have the Node.js app taking a photo periodically and using that as the background on the html page.
You can check out node-garagepi at:
I hope to get some time to update my guide soon.
@davidbforbes, yes, in fact that is what I did in a later update since I found I had to change the battery every couple months or so. My garage door remote uses the CR2032 battery which is 3.3V and, coincidentally, the Raspberry Pi also has a 3V terminal which is right next to the 5V plug. So you basically remove the battery on the remote and connect the + on the battery compartment on the remote to the 3V on the Pi. Then another wire for the - to a ground on the Pi. Done!
@marklucking, thanks for pointing that out! updated.
@dmikester1, yes it should be as easy as connecting the wires from the relay to the actual garage door opener... mine has 3 terminals and I believe it would be just connecting it to terminals 1 and 2. I haven't tested it out though but it's certainly possible.
@jussikoponen, i'm not sure what the issue is without more specific details. Maybe if you copy and paste what you see exactly would help.
@drio, I thought so too but I couldn't get that to work.
berwick, I think I had that issue in the beginning before I added this to the config:
4 = OUT 1
Oops. Sorry I misunderstood your issue. Please either redownload the zip file or git pull from repo. The python script for garagepi was indeed missing!!
Thanks for pointing this out!
@berwick, that's correct. You need to install webiopi as mentioned in step 5.