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Saturday
Jul302011

Laser Car Garage Parking Assistance

I put this video together last weekend.

It's a look at a £10 laser parking device, bought from Dealextreme. I'd recommend that most people just use the tennis ball on a string solution if they just want to determine length - but I wanted an inch perfect width measurement - and this did the trick.

Direct link to product here

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Reader Comments (6)

Another outstanding posting from you.... I look forward to your reviews......

Take Care

Carl

July 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCarl

This is a very innovative and affordable gadget that makes it safer to park cars if you have a limited garage space. Installation can be fairly simple, but I bet you still need a tool and ladder in order for you to be able to install it in the garage ceiling. I think there's also another product similar to this - it's a dual laser-guided parking system. roller doors perth

November 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSpencer @ roller doors perth

Aside from this parking assistance, one should also install security systems in the garage. This will protect the family against intruders, especially at night. security guards perth

Simple, yet very effective. This should help anyone having trouble getting their car properly parked for whatever reason or those that just simply want a neatly parked vehicle every time.

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June 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterFred Parkinson

I want to park a car that is going to have 2" to spare either side at the level of both the folded mirrors and the wheel arches. I'm more concerned about how to get it out of the garage, given folded mirrors mean I won't be able to see how far it is from the door-frame. I think I need to mount the laser on the wall and have it pointing through the car to hit a spot on the rear window, with the beam being exactly horizontal so that it continues to guide me the whole way out. (Would also help me keep a completely straight line on the way in, if I lined it up to strike the right spot on both front and rear windscreens.

Not sure if the Laser light striking the curved windscreen slight off-centre would be bent to a different location than if it struck exactly in the centre.

I suppose I could also mount mirrors on the garage wall to show me the clearance either side of the car.

August 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChris in London

It's a very tricky problem. I'm not sure if the windscreen would bend the laser, but I think it probably would. It's something that I tried to revisit after getting my new car and I haven't got a solution. About the best thing that I can think of is pressure pads linked to lights that would come on if the tyres drive over them. I've never set it up...but it's an idea.

August 29, 2012 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

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