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Mechanical New years Ball

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Hi all, My name is Aaron and I have been decorating for 12 yrs now, I have a unique problem and I hope you all can tell me a simple answer, I built a replica of the new years ball in times square, andI have a garage door opener I plan on using to motorized it, I only have a week to figure out how to trigger the mechanism using L.O.R., Can you help me?? any time I attach any type of relay or transformer the opener automatically thinks its a closed circuit and operates the door opener, so that doesn't work for me...

I was thinking of something in the lines of a mechanical arm, but how to trigger it using L.O.R.?


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You need to post this over in the LOR section. I'm sure you'll get some help there!


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I have it posted in L.O.R. already, just thought I could get some different help here.

What are you trying to say, I'm not a newbie??

I'm not, I've been doing this for 13 years, obviously

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