Most of the buttons on a remote control are never used. So why not use them to control appliances and other electronics around your house. In this project, I am going to show you how to use an Arduino to decode the signal from your remote and use it to make an outlet switch that can turn your electronics on and off.
When you are done, you will be able to control lights, fans and even your coffee maker with your TV remote.
Step 1: Materials
Here are the materials and tools that you will need for this project:
AC Power Adapter For the Arduino
38 kHz Infrared Receiver Module (Radio Shack part# 276-640)
Momentary Pushbutton Switch
Two 100 ohm Resistors
10 kohm Resistor
5V Relay or Relay Shield
Printed Circuit Board
Plastic Project Housing
Soldering Iron and Solder
Drill and Bit Set
Hot Glue Gun