Some home automatin types have noticed that Lowes home improvement centers have started carrying an IR remote controlledblind tilting gizmo. It attaches where the tilt wand goes and will do open/close by turning the wand stub in the desired direction. It is switchable between A, B, and C channels (same on remote). The current price for the master unit with the IR remote controller and one blind tilter is $12. Additional blind tilt units are $9. Just thought this might be of interest for hacking as it has a geared reversing motor setup and three channels of operation.