IR LED Remote Addition

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Introduction: IR LED Remote Addition

In this instructable i will show you how to extend your TV remotes range

Step 1: Step 1: What You Need

You will need:
2 extra remotes
1 good remote
Soldering iron and solder
Wire
Wire strippers/ cutters
Hot glue gun and glue

Step 2: Step 2: Desolder

Desolder the LEDs from the other remotes.

Step 3: Step 3: Solder

Solder 2 wires to each lead of the original IR LED. Then solder one of each wire to the appropriate lead on the other IR LEDs.

Step 4: Step 4: Glue

Now glue the IR LEDs to the other side of the ciruit board.

Step 5: Step 5: Re-Assemble

Now stick the cover back in place, i had to use hot glue because i cracked it.

Step 6: Finished

Now you have a remote with 2 times as much range as before.
You may want to cut holes in the side of the remote, and stick the LEDs through then, so you can use it sideways.

Step 7: Final Note

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    Thanks a lot

    No problem.  

    OR no this dunt do JAAK mate open your remote and put some tinfoil behind the hole were the LED sits to make a reflector.

    Wouldn't this not make any difference, because the control circuit is only designed to power one LED so won't adding more just divide the current available for each of them? Would it be better to use a transistor connected directly to the battery and controlled by leads coming off where the original LED was soldered?

    This is mainly set up so that if you are laying down at an angle, you don't have to turn as much, but good idea.

    Good stuff! Maybe use the macro setting on the camera next time?

    I don'tthink my camera has a macro setting :(

    you should add the importance of polarity

    Well, i think anyone that wil try this will know that polarity is important, and i think i mentioned it in one of the image notes.