Introduction: Raspberry Pi Turn On/Off With Any Remote Control

Controlling power to the Raspberry Pi with an IR remote.

Step 1: Requirements

  1. 1x Raspberry Pi
  2. 1x 5V power source (typically the wall adapter that comes with Raspberry Pi kits)
  3. 1x USB 2.0 to Micro B Cables
  4. 1x IRP1000 - Remote Control 1-CH 5V Relay USB Power Control Raspberry Pi
    Found here on Amazon: IRP1000
  5. 1x IR remote control

Step 2: Setup

*Recommended to not have anything plugged in at output side during programming. When plugging 5V source to input side, 5V is active on output side.

  1. Plug 5V source to the wall outlet
  2. Plug the Micro USB end to the input side of IRP1000
  3. Press and hold the learning button
  4. Wait for the LED to flash 3 times
  5. Press any button on the remote control you wish to use
  6. Wait for the LED to flash 3 times
  7. Programming complete
  8. Plug the Micro USB cable into the Raspberry Pi and the other end to the output side of IRP1000

Step 3: Usage

The power output to the Raspberry Pi is toggled on or off with a single button press on the remote used to program the IRP1000. If the red LED is on, then IRP1000 shuts off the 5V on the output side. If the red LED is off, then IRP1000 turns on the power on the output side.