The TV-B-Gone coffee cup is very simple to construct and shouldn't take more than 20 minutes.
You will need:
-a clean, dry medium-sized coffee cup with lid.
-TV-B-Gone kit from Adafruit Industries
-an X-acto blade.
-a sheet of newspaper.
-a small piece of white paperboard, similar in color to the coffee cup.
Step 1: Cut Out a Hole for the IR Emitters....
Step 2: Place TV-B-Gone in Bottom of Cup and Test Fit...
Step 3: Cut Out Hole for Button Access...
Step 4: Make a Cover....
Step 5: Crumple Newspaper and Place in Cup.....
Step 6: Have Fun!
Here's what I might change:
-desolder the pushbutton and mount it on the side of the cup so takes a gentle press of the thumb to activate - a much more natural action.
-take a picture of a cup of coffee from the top and lay it over the top of the newspaper.
A video is forthcoming. Please leave any comments about how you would improve this project! Thanks!