DIY air-powered sliding doors add Star Trek touch to your home

Instructables has posted a do-it-yourself guide on installing Star Trek-style air-powered sliding doors in your home.  The process is relatively complicated, involving an air compressor, various pneumatic hardware, a door cut in half, above-door vent (to allow the famous whoosh sound to be heard), and more.  A PIC microcontroller powers a key-equipped door open/close switch on the wall and controls the air supply.  A lot of work, but the results are pretty impressive.  We’re tempted to try this at home ourselves.

Video of the door in action after the break.

Source: Instructables

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