We’re big fans of deep (usable) space. So we have to share this “Star Trek” pocket door that combines our two loves — exploiting under-used space and recreating our favorite features of the Starship Enterprise, “Star Trek’s” interstellar home.
Alex Shakespeare, a U.K. “technologist at heart,” replaced his kitchen door with an automatic pneumatic door that he cobbled together from a silent compressor, a microcontroller board (available at such retailers as Maker Shed), sensors, a magnetometer, and loads of wires and pneumatic connectors. As he approaches, the door whooshes open and slides along the wall — pocket-door style.
How cool is that?
The project is perfect for the home owner-DIY geek who wants to make the most of the existing — and unexplored — space.
What do you think of this “Star Trek” door? Could you see yourself building one?