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My garage door has a light beam sensor safety feature to prevent closing on an object. At certain early morning hours beginning in late spring, sunlight can overwhelm one of the sensors. This usually happens when my girlfriend is leaving for work early in the morning, so I need to get out of bed to close it manually.
Necessity is the mother of invention. I have a Printrbot Plus (with Super-Z!) so the fix I decided on was to print a tubular sun hood to prevent this from happening in the future. A quick measurement with digital calipers (an investment that seems wiser every day) read the outer diameter as ~11.23mm, which is more likely to be 7/8â€, but whatever.
Anyway, I have no idea if this will be useful to anyone but me, but here it is. Enjoy!
Garage door sensor hood by SirGeekALot is licensed under the Creative Commons - Public Domain Dedication license.
So what's this mean?
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