Yes, I know what you are thinking: "oh no, please not another TVBGone..."
Anyway, this instructable is for the newbies as me which are still experimenting with Arduino, and prefer to program an Atmega168 in Arduino than an AtTyny85 with other methods.
This circuit is based on Mitch Altman's TVBGone and on Ken Shirriff's blog where the software has been modified to match Arduino IC. I then decided to move the programmed Atmega on a dedicated pcb, and make everything fit in a transparent box  with a 9V rechargeable battery.

Step 1: choose the box

The code which I've attached is the same you could download from Ken Shirriff's blog, meanwhile the pcb is designed to fit into the little box by Muji. Yes, another Muji box, and no, at Muji they don't pay me to find alternative uses for their boxes, however not yet ;-)
My TVBGone uses only a little IR LED, so it shouldn't be much powerful, anyway it's enough to turn off the unwanted tv with ads which had born as mushrooms anywhere in any station here in Milan, the difference is that mushrooms are very quiet...
This should get featured! Only if there was a way to recommend the editors to re-evaluate the ible for getting featured :///
Too kind, maybe readers are bored about TVBGone, anyway here in Italy (almost) nobody know it...

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