DIY your iPhone into a garage door opener

photo1Losing your garage door opener sucks. And it can be really frustrating to try and find a replacement. But if you’re from the “DIY” school of thought, it can be an opportunity. Now what could you possibly turn into a replacement garage door opener?

This guy decided to use his iPhone. Makes sense, use one gadget for everything. While it’s not an easy DIY project, and you do need to buy some other hardware to make it happen, it’s a good springboard into the X-10 world. I’ve been using X-10 products in my house for years to manage my lighting and home theater setup, but this guy takes it to a new level. It’s definitely worth taking a look.