Introduction: Repurposing an LED RF Remote to Control "anything"!

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In this project I will show you how to repurpose an LED RF remote in order to control pretty much anything you want with it. That means we will have a closer look at the transmission process of the RF remote, read in the sent data with an Arduino µC and use it to control a solid state relay. This way I switch on/off LED lamps, but you can use this technique for other appliances. Let's get started!

Step 1: Watch the Video!

The video gives you all the mandatory information you need. But during the next steps I will present your some additional information so that you can recreate this project easily.

Step 2: Order Your Components!

Step 3: Build the Circuit!

Here you can find the schematic of my circuit as well as reference pictures. Use them to create your own circuit.

Step 4: Upload the Code!

Before uploading the code, make sure to download and include the rc-switch library:

Afterwards feel free to download my code and use it for your own circuit.

Step 5: Success!

You did it! You just repurposed an RF Remote!

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