Point at IR receiver & press button. Depending on the LED's you may need to move the remote around a little to get it to work. Note: Pairing must be disabled for this to work. (Picture 2)
Use a transistor to control the led's instead of just running them off Pin 13. This 'should' improve the range.
Use this to make a remote for a robot.
Add more IR Led'sUse aluminum foil to boost the range.