Star Trek inspired pocket doors!

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Do you have enough confidence in your hacking abilities to build a project into the walls of your home? [Marc] used his skills to build an air-powered sliding door for his bedroom. It is similar to the sliding door you’d find on the Enterprise, two sections that slide nicely into the wall to let you pass. Although the picture above shows the internals, he followed through and ended up with a fully finished room that looks fantastic. A compressor in the attic provides the pressure necessary to move the door sections. It is automated, but uses a button press or keypad combination to run instead of detecting motion. Of course, since he’s using a PIC microcontroller to drive the system there’s always room for future changes.
Star Trek inspired pocket doors


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    jediadept

    These are so going in when I remodel.
    Though, I would go electric for silence, add a motion detector with an override lock, and a laser pick-up at 6″ off the floor to keep from crunching the kitties.

    Timmay72

    Send me the number of your contractor, you have the same idea I had.

    colonel-yum-yum

    And when his power goes out?

    tiki god

    that’s what the manual release is for. also: to be cooool

    nyokki

    Totally awesome!