Introduction: How to Add an IR Remote to a Speaker System

In this project I will show you how I created an additional circuit for my speaker system in order to control it wirelessly with a homemade IR remote. Let's get started!

Step 1: Watch the Video!

The video gives you an overview on what you need to do to create your own IR receiver and transmitter. During the next steps I will present you additional information.

Step 2: Order Your Parts!

Here you can find a parts list with example seller for your convenience:

Amazon.com:

1x Perfboard with copper dots: http://amzn.to/2am6I2D

1x Arduino Pro Mini: http://amzn.to/2anrUm9

1x ATmega328-PU: http://amzn.to/2adv5tJ

1x 16MHz Crystal: http://amzn.to/2adv2Ok

2x 22pF Capacitor: http://amzn.to/2aduKXY

5x 10kΩ, 1x100Ω, 3x2kΩ Resistor: http://amzn.to/2anrWKB

1x IR LED: http://amzn.to/2aIpBcC

4x Tactile Switch: http://amzn.to/2aIpZYB

3x BC637 NPN BJT: http://amzn.to/2anrsEv

1x Button Cell Holder: http://amzn.to/2anrLit

1x Button Cell: http://amzn.to/2amsRYI

Amazon.de:

1x Perfboard with copper dots: http://amzn.to/2aAt9xO

1x Arduino Pro Mini: http://amzn.to/2aCkv3s

1x ATmega328-PU: http://amzn.to/2aCkIUm

1x 16MHz Crystal: http://amzn.to/2aAtcJW

2x 22pF Capacitor: http://amzn.to/2aAtcJW

5x 10kΩ, 1x100Ω, 3x2kΩ Resistor:http://amzn.to/2aAsWdV

1x IR LED: http://amzn.to/2aAsH2N

4x Tactile Switch: http://amzn.to/2aAtmB2

3x BC637 NPN BJT: http://amzn.to/2aCkPzl

1x Button Cell Holder: http://amzn.to/2aAt9Ot

1x Button Cell: http://amzn.to/2aCkKeP

Ebay:

1x Perfboard with copper dots: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

1x Arduino Pro Mini: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

1x ATmega328-PU: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

1x 16MHz Crystal: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

2x 22pF Capacitor: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

5x 10kΩ, 1x100Ω, 3x2kΩ Resistor: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

1x IR LED: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

4x Tactile Switch: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

3x BC637 NPN BJT: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

1x Button Cell Holder: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

1x Button Cell: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

Step 3: Create the Circuit!

Here you can find the schematic as well as reference pictures for the transmitter and receiver. You can also find the schematic here: https://easyeda.com/GreatScott/IRRemote-j0cMKIGfh

Step 4: Upload the Code!

Here you can download the code that you need upload to your Arduino Pro Mini and ATmega328-PU before testing out your circuits.

Remember to download and include the necessary libraries in your folder:

IRRemote: https://github.com/z3t0/Arduino-IRremote

LowPower: https://github.com/rocketscream/Low-Power

Step 5: Success!

You did it! You just created your own IR receiver and transmitter!


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Comments

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OhYeahThatGuy81 (author)2016-10-25

I just love watching these videos. Not only are they highly informative, but relaxing as well.

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Electronice (author)2016-08-19

why IRsend irsend; on code doesn't work ,the problem say : 'IRsend ' does not name a type

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AndreasH17 (author)Electronice2016-09-11

I had the same problem, try reinstalling the ir library and delete '#include<Irremote.h' and include it again with the Funktion 'include library' on the Arduino ide, then it should work ;)

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Electronice (author)AndreasH172016-10-02

thank you

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Shadowmage1 (author)2016-08-01

Where in the code is the pin of the ir led stated? I can't seem to find it.

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Look in the schematic

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g1naveen (author)2016-07-31

This one looks so creative..

I probably have to do a similar one in my set up soon...

Author- You have done a great job in power saving.. Thumbs UP

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Dushyanta (author)2016-07-31

Ha ha ha?. But you should not comment on someone's instructable like this. He made a good video.

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Yonatan24 (author)Dushyanta 2016-07-31

"Ha ha ha?" What?

I never said the he made a bad video. All of his videos are filmed and edited really well. All I wrote was that I didn't understand anything. 100% my fault.

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Dushyanta (author)2016-07-31

Ha ha ha?. But you should not comment on someone's instructable like this. He made a good video.

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Dushyanta (author)2016-07-31

Ha ha ha?. But you should not comment on someone's instructable like this. He made a good video.

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