Star Trek-Style Door Swooshes when It Opens


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Marc, an engineer who lives in Miami, built a pneumatic sliding door for his home. It was inspired by the sliding doors on Star Trek: The Next Generation. An air compressor engages two 16-inch pistons to slide the door along a track. At the link, you can view detailed photos showing how Marc built it.

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Some dwellings ago I had a the first type swooshing Star-Trek door from when they had to make the shows on shoestring-budget- Back then the swooshing door needed 2 stagehands that did the "automatic" sliding and a 3rd that did the accompanying pshhhh-sound. Mine worked just like that AND it rattled with the sound of badly fitted stained glass...

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