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Old 03-21-2015, 11:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Automated Grille Shutters

Still some work to do, I'll post these for now....

All 6061-T6 aluminum with brass friction points. Will use a solenoid and fan controller for automation.





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Old 03-22-2015, 03:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm not seeing any photos. Tried this in three browsers.

[Edit]: There they are, now.

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Looks pretty cool, what will send the signal to activate the louvers? Will the relay close automatically?

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Old 03-22-2015, 11:48 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Looks pretty cool, what will send the signal to activate the louvers? Will the relay close automatically?

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Right now im planning to use an ordinary fan controller to control the on/off point. By default it will be on when the key is on and when the controller reads a set temperature it will "turn on" and break the circuit for the solenoid which will cause the louvers to open.
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Out of curiosity, how much would anyone be willing to pay for a custom fit set of these? Working of course.
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Out of curiosity, how much would anyone be willing to pay for a custom fit set of these? Working of course.
That's a good question but I would keep in mind that you are on a forum full of *cough* frugal people.
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Out of curiosity, how much would anyone be willing to pay for a custom fit set of these? Working of course.

between 100$ and 200$ depending on the final result
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The VW e-Golf has thermally controlled shutters on the lower grill. I'll post a picture.

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