Being a college student, you can become pretty lazy. This was the motivation behind my project for making a new remote for my TV that could be controlled from my phone, computer, or my voice.
I started this project my freshman year in college, before I even really knew what an Arduino was, and now I see it as a super simple project that anybody with an Arduino and a computer can do.
Step 1: Materials
-Regular IR remote control that works on your device
-IR LED 940nm
-some jumper wires
-Bluetooth SPP app for Android(optional)