First phase of the project was to separate the remote flush button and design mechanisms with equivalent connection points. The original button also needed to be integrated with a microswitch allow use as before. Even this was a big improvement - with much less effort required for little fingers to push the button:
Phase 2 integrated an RF Transmitter / receiver to allow remote operation:
As I already used OPENHAB to provide the initial setup - I thought it would be fun to add Alexa integration (great way to surprise unwary users!) - although she took a while to action my command in this video:
And finally - commissioning by my beautiful granddaughter - note you can envisage how tricky it was previously for her to reach and press the original flush in the recess.
She loves using the box - especially selecting between #1 & #2 .
Remote Toiler Flusher!
Build in 'Everything Else' published by sausagePaws, Jan 2, 2022.
This project provides an easy method for my granddaughter to use the facilities in the smallest room of the house! The toilet cistern is located in the garage and was originally manually activated by a pushbutton connected via a cable. The location of the pushbutton - combined with the stiffness of the mechanism made it tricky for her to use. This project provides a solution to the problem.
- Build License:
- CC - Attribution NonCommercial - CC BY NC
Reason for this BuildBecause I could!