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Remote control is almost a standard accessory for most home applications, like TV, Hi-Fi, air conditioner and so on. Though remote control brings us leisure, when you really need it but have completely no clue where it is, or which one it is, you have every right to be pissed off. To solve the remote  clutter, IKEA may tell you to buy a remote storage bag, but believing in a geek spirit as us, we would tell you to stack up a hardware and download an app so that you can integrate all your remote commands into one Android device. Sounds like no bother to track and find the correct remote? Follow me and create one for yourself!
Check out how we used it to replace our air conditioner:
 
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Step 1: How It Works and What We Need

Picture of How It Works and What We Need
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Seeeduino plays a mailman role in this project. We added an infrared receiver on it, so that Seeeduino can get the command message from the remote. We added a bluetooth module on it, so that Seeeduino can talk with the Android panel we used here. And at last we added a  infrared emitter so that Seeeduino is capable of sending IR commands. Besides, to run up all these electricity consumers, we prepared a Lipo rider to handle the battery. You can find how all these devices look like on the first picture and the principle diagram on the second picture.

The whole process can be divided into 3 steps. They are:

1. Pair
   Pair the Android device to the serial bluetooth on Seeeduino. 
2. Study
   Aim the conditioner remote at the infrared receiver on Seeeduino. Press the target key on the remote, for example ON/OFF button, then the Android panel knows how to repeat the command.
3. Send
   Now aim the infrared emitter to the conditioner, press "send" button on the screen. The conditioner should be turned on or off.


Part List (including where you can find them and where to download the app and demo code):

1. Seeeduino V3.0
2. Grove - Base Shield
3. Grove - Infrared Emitter
4. Grove - Infrared Receiver
5. Grove - Serial Bluetooth
6. App & Demo Code(available on Github)
7. Arduino lib for IR remote(import this lib before you upload the demo code)
8. An Android Device(only panel now due to the high resolution picture)
waterlubber2 years ago
Does it keep the commands after pairing a new one?
seeedstudio (author)  waterlubber2 years ago
Only keeps the last command which you learn:)
is the Arduino code input to IR receiver?
seeedstudio (author)  ironheartbj182 years ago
No, IR receiver just gets the IR signal, and Seeeduino sends command with IR emitter.
Tagwatts12 years ago
Just a question, will this only work with android sytems?

seeedstudio (author)  Tagwatts12 years ago
Sorry. For now, it is just for Android Tablet.
k.menon2 years ago
The android app link connects to a "how to buy from china" instructable. Is this an error?
seeedstudio (author)  k.menon2 years ago
The app link is fixed now:) Thank you so much for pointing out^^
abomb19692 years ago
Superb instructable, but I can't find the app?
seeedstudio (author)  abomb19692 years ago
Thank you:) And the link to the app is OK now:)
i am using Android app i dont see Seeduino . Where did you find the app?
seeedstudio (author)  ironheartbj182 years ago
Sorry for the inconvenience^^ The link to the app is fixed:)
jeffeb32 years ago
The link for the App & Demo Code links to another instructable instead of the code.

I am very interested in this. It looks like just what I need.
seeedstudio (author)  jeffeb32 years ago
Thank you for pointing out, the link is OK now:)