Cool article, but not what I expected from the phrase window manager!
In hindsight, I guess the tag should have given it away. But I enjoyed the surprise as well :)
Missed the hardware tag too. Been looking at electric blinds recently and the off the shelf ones seem prohibitively expensive.
TechCrunch Disrupt 2019: “Electric Blinds Meets Machine Learning Monitored and Controlled via a $5 Droplet!”
Author here. Although the raw material I used is <10$, as a rule for all DIY projects you should always consider the time and equipment needed. I’ve seen some motorized shades for ~200$, which for a finished/professional product is quite ok.
It doesn’t even support ICCCM!