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8-APT12

Garage Door Signals

Applied Technology
Elias Berry Mateo Berry

Grade:
8
Teacher:
Raina York

In our project we changed the shape of the antenna on our garage door opener to see what shape would let it open from the furthest distance. We also tried adding a reflector and ground plane to improve the signal.


Project presentation

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Lab journal excerpts

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Research paper

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2 thoughts on “Garage Door Signals

  1. Outstanding work! Your experiment to determine the most effective antenna modification for opening garage doors showcases a meticulous and well-thought-out scientific inquiry. The detailed criteria and constraints, coupled with a clear hypothesis, reflect your dedication to the project.

    Your experimental design, testing various antenna types, and incorporating aluminum foil as a reflector and ground plane demonstrate creativity and resourcefulness. It’s refreshing to see how you’ve considered limitations and drawn implications from your findings, emphasizing the need for future research.

    The commitment to further exploration with different materials and adjustments to enhance signal strength showcases a true scientific spirit.

  2. Excellent use of technology to solve a commonplace problem. I imagine on other openers like gate openers they might be using stronger antennas. I appreciate the methodical research and execution you put together for this project

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