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I have two tv remotes and a few old phones. and i'm bored Answered

What exactly should i do? and the LED off the tv remote doesnt wanna work >.> Any ideas? edit: oh wait, that's an IR led isn't it? boy do i feel dumb

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jeff-o (author)2008-08-28

Rig up a phone so that you can change the channel by dialing a number.

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Goodhart (author)2008-08-25

Yes, the LED is IR but as was said below, you can shine it into a Digital camera, and if it is working you should be able to "see it" glowing. This makes for a whole set of ideas, especially if the remote is like the Comcast remote I have, in that it has like 5 LEDs on the end. :-)

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killerjackalope (author)2008-08-25

You could mod a phone in to a remote casing for a failry funky design idea. Another possible use could be using micro-controllers to form an IR data transfer unit for the computer, letting it communicate with phones, gameboys etc.

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DrCoolSanta (author)2008-08-25

Use those LEDs to scare your friends, light them up and show it to them in your camera, and then they are visible.

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arylic (author)2008-08-17

You could take out the lcd of the phones or the screens whatever... Then mix it with i part leds. Now roll them together and drop a little bit of chips. Heat it for some time until the lcds turn light brown now of the stove and roll it into a dough. Now in a separate bowl put in some microphones, resistors, diodes, leds and mix them with a spoon. heat the oven to 180 degrees and bake it under low heat. MMMMMMMMM..... you got a sweet smelling Remphomote (Cake) Just add some cream ( batteries) Just joking dude

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Firebert010 (author)2008-08-17

The LED is working, it's just not visible to the human eye. Look at it through a camera lens. Microwave the clips in the phones. Enjoy the lightshow.

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silentjudas (author)Firebert0102008-08-17

oh god, i'm too scared to microwave anything like that knowing me everything would burn lol

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Firebert010 (author)silentjudas2008-08-17

It just sparks a lot, pretty cool to watch. I meant chips by the way, not clips.

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