I know you're getting tired of hearing this (I'm certainly tired of having the excuse to give), but I was on business travel again all last week. Got back Friday afternoon and was able to spend some more time on this project Saturday. I hope I'm done traveling for a few weeks at least, so expect to see some significant updates this week and next.
In the end, I have been able to get a simple web interface to trigger the relay from inside my LAN via web browsers on both iPhone and computer. So while I'm not quite happy w/ it yet, I have at least demo'd a working prototype. If I have time, I would like to incorporate a simple "take photos" or "stream live video" kind of thing during the operation of the door open/close transitions, but I don't want to get too bogged down on the web interface when I might be ditching it entirely for OpenHAB or some such thing anyway. We'll see...
Also, I received my SECO-LARM SM-226L-3Q Overhead Door Mount magnetic reed switch while I was gone.
At this point, to finish up Phase 1, I simply have to:
- Test out the reed switch and integrate it into the code.
- Finalize an initial-use webpage.
- Permanently mount/wire everything in the garage.
- Final integration testing.