Here is a simple tool that makes your blinds and shades smarter. MOVE is a Bluetooth motor that you can use to control your manual blinds and shades. It can be installed easily, allowing you to control your blinds from your smartphone or put them on a schedule. It can automatically control your blinds based on the time of the day or temperature.
MOVE has a battery that can be charged using a solar panel. It simply makes your existing blinds smart. More information is available on Kickstarter.