The Raspberry Pi Pico W projects are finally rolling in and this one, created by Core Electronics, adds to the plethora of DIY home automation projects. Using the new Raspberry Pi Pico W microcontroller. The team are able to control a garage door over Wi-Fi with the help of a custom web server running on the Pico W.
The Pico W is wired to the garage door controller via an interface circuit with an N-Channel MOSFET capable of working with the 12V controller. This interface is capable of opening, closing, and stopping the door on command. The Raspberry Pi Pico W is responsible for hosting a web server and a simple web page with three buttons. One to initiate each of these commands. This makes it possible to control the garage door from any device on the network including PCs, tablets and even from a smartphone.