Project Open Sesame: 30000 Foot Handwaving View

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I'm trying to come up with my own design for an Arduino-powered garage door opener as opposed to just Googling "Arduino garage door opener," since that'll take a large part of the challenge out of learning how to do it.  However, since I currently know almost nothing about Arduino, it is a near certainty that I'll look back on the words below and laugh.  Or maybe cry.

I'll use a wi-fi shield to connect the Arduino to my home network and wire the output to the external terminals of the opener.  I'll then write an Android app that will display a big red button if the device (in this case, my son's phone, and I imagine I'll be sideloading it) is connected to my home network.  Pressing the button on the app will trigger the Arduino to send the appropriate signal to the opener.
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