This prank makes it seem like a TV remote is possessed or broken. Once a user pushes a button on any remote the device will record the code then send it out multiple times. Thus, if a user pressed the channel up button the tv would change channels! several more times!
Step 1: Theory of operation
In simple terms the operation does the following:
1) Wait until an IR pulse is detected
2) Record the IR pulse sent
3) Wait for a second
4) Send the same pulse several times
Step 2: Bill Of Materials
1x Arduino - version should not matter.
1x IR receiver. Make sure it has 3 legs
1x IR led
1x Small piece of wire
1x TV to prank
I had an old VCR sitting around in my attic that I was able to salvage the IR receiver and the IR led from. as a bonus the remote for the VCR would make an awesome camouflage for the finished project.