IKEA Vidga Curtain Opener


This project uses an ESP8266, stepper motor/driver, some belts, sprockets, and pulleys to turn the IKEA Vidga curtain track system into a motorized, home automation controllable curtain opener.
The system uses MQTT in the current incarnation of the code, so you would need an MQTT server already established, but also shouldn’t be hard to adapt to another solution like fauxmoESP. My code and library is included below, but I have not done a clean up pass, and they were built for my particular setup, so expect to need to make changes. If anyone does the work of genericizing please let me know so I can share for others!


IKEA Vidga triple rail curtain track (rails, wall mounts, sliders, etc) – https://www.ikea.com/us/en/p/vidga-triple-curtain-rail-included-ceiling-fittings-white-70492886/
Wemos D1 Minihttps://amzn.to/3EEKZOZ (May be overkill, but was what I had on hand, and what the 3d printed parts currently require)
NEMA 23 Stepper motorhttps://amzn.to/3ThJYke
Stepper driverhttps://amzn.to/3ECD2Kg
Rotary encoderhttps://amzn.to/3rTc6OT
Power supply 12v 2ahttps://amzn.to/3EFPucf
Idler pulleyshttps://amzn.to/3S0z9C3
60 tooth pulleyhttps://amzn.to/3RZJMEU
GT2 belthttps://amzn.to/3yD62xR
3d printed partshttps://www.printables.com/model/294416-ikea-vidga-curtain-opener


This arduino sketch depends on Encoder, AccelStepper, and my ESPHADevice (below) libraries.




I need to clean up those libraries to make them more shareable, as they are currently special built for my personal use, but wanted to get this out first.


Slic3r to Davnici XYZWare conversion

Converting gcode files generated with slic3r to work with the davinci printer’s native software XYZWare was a little tedious, so I wrote a simple C# app to automate the process. For this app to work you must be using a modified slic3r ini file

Just drag your gcode file onto the app and it will pop out a file of the same name but with a .3w extension, overwriting any conflict.

C# Source code is here if you’d like to compile it yourself as a new console app. You shouldn’t need to make any modifications, but you’re also welcome to.

EXE download for those who can’t compile themselves.

Hope this helps someone!