Man Rigs His Windows to Close Automatically When Trains Pass by


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Ed Rogers likes to keep the windows of his bedroom open. But he lives next to active railroad tracks, which makes his bedroom very noisy at times. So he assembled a machine that closes the windows automatically when a motion sensor detects a train on the tracks. The windows don't close quickly, but once they are shut, there is a noticeable decrease in noise.

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It's strange he'd used a motion detector when his primary problem is sound. A sound meter pick up the train at a further distance, and would work for any noises (low flying plane, loud music from neighbours, etc).
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