GarageMate DIY Kit

Build a receiver to open/close your garage door with an app.

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DIY version of BlueMate's garage opener receiver, aka: GarageMate4.0

The receiver makes use of a TI BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) module along with a custom PCB board that integrates a optical relay simulating a typical wall switch. This setup is compatible with almost all garage openers manufactured in the last 50 years. Parts available at

A full kit with all the parts and programmed Bluetooth module is available at

DIY Kit is available for $34.95

Fully assembled for $49.95

* plus shipping and applicable taxes

  • 1 × GM2540 Module Bluetooth4.0 module based on TI 2540 chip
  • 1 × GarageMate PCB PCB with header for GM2540 Module
  • 1 × Power Adapter 100-240VAC to 3.3VDC
  • 1 × (Opto) Relay Toshiba
  • 1 × LED (Blue 3mm) Kingbright 470nm clear

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  • 1
    Step 1

    DIY Kit Parts

    You can purchase an entire DIY Kit or Assembled Receiver from:

    Identify and verify all of the kit components:
    [From left to right, top to bottom]

    • (2) 22 gauge wires
    • Plastic Case
    • (2) Screws
    • Printed Circuit Board (PCB)
    • LED (Clear/Blue)
    • Capacitor (100 microfarad)
    • Resistor (2.2k Ohm)
    • GM2540 Bluetooth Module
    • Photocoupler/Photorelay (Opto)
    • Tactile Switch
    • Grommet
    • Power Adapter (Not Pictured)

    Tools required:

    • Soldering Iron
    • Solder
    • Wire Cutters
    • Small Phillips Screw Driver
  • 2
    Step 2

    Add Switch

    Place the tactile switch on the PCB as shown.

    Bend the two overhanging switch leads around the end of the board, and solder the other two leads to the PCB.

  • 3
    Step 3

    Add "Opto"

    Place the "opto" into the PCB, note "Pin 1" with the dot shown on the lower right.

    Solder just the pin indicated with the yellow arrow, the other pins will be soldered with additional components later. Do not solder all of the pins yet.

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