First and foremost I would like to thank the community for your support and questions over the course of the DIY SmartBlinds V3 project. One of the common questions I get asked is
“How can I make this work if my blinds have a wand instead of a pull chain?”
I have been working on the conversion design for some time now and I think I have something I can share with the community. The wand conversion simply replaces the top lid of the DIY SmartBlinds v3 design. It will add two gears to convert the vertical motion to horizontal and might incorporate a small bearing to ease the twisting motion. Here is the design concept.