Check out this Star Trek-Style Pneumatic Door!

Alex Shakespeare has managed to create his own Star Trek pneumatic door in his home. The build is pretty simple, it consists mostly of a pneumatic arm, guides for the door, a super quiet compressor, an Arduino, and a few IR sensors. This is really pretty cool. We’ve kicked around the idea of something like this for the Dallas Makerspace for a while now, maybe it’s time we got to it!

Check out the video below to see it in action and be sure to leave a comment below!


  1. Bruce R. (BPR639geek) says

    Very VERY cool. All that’s missing is the familiar ‘Shhhhhhhhhhh’ sound associated with the open/close action. Love it, thanks for posting this “B”