TV-B-Gone remotes work great to turn off TVs anywhere you go. But they work even better when they have more power.
We will be adding one more IR emitter to a TV-B-Gone remote, and powering the resultant two IR emitters with larger batteries than the small coin cell battery in the stock TV-B-Gone.
(There is also a more complex yet Ultra High Powered TV-B-Gone Instructable.)
This Instructable grew out of workshop that I did at 23C3, the hackers conference in Berlin in December, 2007. FoeBud, a German organization that educates the public about privacy issues with technology, let me use their workshop bench to teach people how to solder, using this project as an example.
Thanks to Rena Tangens, of FoeBud, who took all the photos.
Step 1: Materials and Tools
A -- TV-B-Gone (1)
B -- 940nm IR emitter (1)
C -- Battery Holders that holds two batteries (2)
D -- Batteries (4)
E -- Solder
F -- Solder iron
G -- Small Phillips screwdriver
H -- Needle nose pliers
I -- Diagonal cutters
-- Wire, several inches of two different colors
-- Wire stripper
-- Solder Wick (or a Solder Sucker)
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