How can I make IR remote that will be inside my phone????
Question by PavleP | last reply
I really really really hate infrared remote controls. When I'm sitting comfortably, I always have trouble pointing it just right. Of course I realize this is probably an issue with my setup, but it wouldn't be an issue if the remote used Bluetooth. So I figured I'll write an Android remote control app that pairs with a little Bluetooth box that has an infrared led pointing right at the decoder. Thing is, the programming is no issue, but I haven't built anything more involved than an AV-switch box in the last decade. So I'm hoping someone can give me some guidance on using off-the-shelf components to pair/send/receive Bluetooth commands and decode them so I can flash the little infra-red LED. I'm perfectly happy to handle storage and all the other requirements on the phone.
Topic by KingCoder | last reply
I have an idea for a project, and I am trying to figure out a simple mechanism or valve that will be able to release fog produced by water and dry ice into a relatively small diameter tube. I would like it to be activated via remote, but other ideas are appreciated. My plan is to have a sealed container with water and dry ice on my back. Tubing would lead from the container to a mask I'm constructing. I am just trying to figure out a way in which I can control the release of the fog.
Topic by Moerdith | last reply
I'd attached two pictures here. can anyone help me with this? at least let me know what it is called so i can further search how to utilize it with my device. is it possible to use this with arduino & how i connect them? if possible i want to use it as my remote control for my device. it is wireless. however i don't want to use it as wireless. help me please because using push button does not work. thanks.
Topic by lovetronic | last reply
I have been thinking about electrics latley and building an electric gokart type vehicle. PROBLEM: I want it to pick me up from the bus stoop when I get home SOLUTION:?? audrino controlled servos with a map programed into it with sensors to sense things infront and behind??IDK I have a friend that can "kindof" program C or C++ All I want it to do is drive out of my yard, make a sharp right turn then travel about a block and a half, make a sharp left turn then travel about two hundred feet. Basic question: Is this possible? Thanks!
Topic by bwpatton1 | last reply
Someone can advice me what switch is suitable to use in my remote control. I had tried push button however it does not compatible with the coding (I'm using chipkit UNO32). My intention is to make the user select AUTO mode or MANUAL Mode. After selecting, the user will be asked to select speed and duration. So this requires a lot of loop-inside-a-loop, if-inside-if etc. When I'm using push button, the microcontroller cannot read the command when the second button is push. I heard, if using push button I need electronic relay.
Topic by lovetronic | last reply
I would like to build a small lockbox to which I could remotely provide access. For example, I leave the box at a property. At a later date, an employee is in the area and we would like him to access the property without having to make a trip back to the home office to pickup the keys. We provide him a one-time access code and he retrieves the key. I recently discovered how much fun Raspberry Pi DIY projects are and this seems like an ideal candidate for my next challenge but I have to confess I am still a total neophyte to all this with no real notion as to the best way to move forward. I would welcome any suggestions or ideas. I also realize my definition of the problem might be more vague than is ideal but given my lack of confidence vis-a-vis which details are relevant, I thought it would be more productive for me to answer questions rather than post a giant wall of useless information - which is my long-winded way of saying, please do not hesitate to ask me any questions if they'll help get me pointed in the right direction.
Topic by Jason357 | last reply
Off the bat- I have a hauppage tuner that has the ir blaster but I've never used it and I don't care about running my tuner card . I'm wondering if there is software that could learn codes and use it to control my receiver when away from home. Along the same line. I'm looking for a way to phisically press buttons (RF) I'm also open to a ir programible box I could just set somwhere . ps I'm unemployed so money is an issue.
Question by dtommyd
i tried to change the conducting pad but it was a failure . all my buttons of the remote are not working. it had started with 1&2 but now all are not working . i tried to take it to take it to the electrician but he said that they don`t repair small things . so please help....
Question by Simon92 | last reply
Hi, I have a remote for my fireplace. It uses a RF of 303.87 mhz. I was trying to think of a way to build something that could recieve a message over wifi that would then trigger the 'buttons' on the remote. I found some RF receiver/transmitters but everything is for 315 or 430 mhz. Will those work for 303.87? Or was this remote designed to not be easily cloned?
Topic by FrankA2 | last reply
Heej everyone i have a remote controlled car but the remote is broken ( idont knwo why it just doesn't work) so i want to control it via my laptop but if i search it up on these pages there are some answers but they are too complicated so i don't get what i need to do xs can you guys help me please
Topic by jwollanders
Hello. Could someone please help me? I would like to build a remote controll ship, but I do not know how to solve the problem of remote controll. My plan is to controll 2 electric motors, each 4.8 volts dc, separately forward and backward from 6volt batteries via radio controll. Could someone please send me drawings for the sender and the receiver circuits so that I could remote controll the 2 electric motors? I would be really thankfull for any help.
Topic by Vaszilij | last reply
I would like to build a RF remote controlled candle but I am having a hard time finding a remote to do the job. My question is does anyone know where I can get a Cheap! Remote and receiver to work a single led? I found This: Wireless DoorbellI was thinking of pulling the speaker out and attaching a Led, My thought is if it turns on/off a doorbell noise if should do the same for a led? right?Thanks for your time and help.oh, I should say it needs to be small enough to fit in a candle like this: FlickerCell REMOTEâ¢ Battery Operated LED Candle
Topic by corerat
Ok check it out guys, how many times have you said "where the hell is the remote?!" and cant find it? what about the page feature on a cordless phone? granted there is a constant connection and a remote looks off IR but I put it to anyone who can make a beeper page solution to help in finding a lost remote? hopefully its a small enough solution that it can be integrated into a tv and game controller
Topic by babelfish42 | last reply
Hi I have a remote controlled bait boat tht I use for fishing but the remote control ain't great and was wondering if I could maybe change it for an old one off of a RC car (cheap child's one) as the one I have ony has 3 buttons, 1 for forward and 2 for left n right, oh and 1 for activating the hopper to let the bait out, if this is possible and someone could give me some advise I would be very grateful, also obviuosly my boat hasn't got a reverse could tht be incorporated into it or is tht gonna be a whole new motor??
Question by Jabace123 | last reply
Hello everybody, I live in a very remote area and am looking for a radio guided detection to see/hear when somebody enters my property. Distance from one place to the other minimum 700 meters. I have power but no telephone connecion, nor internet or mobile sources. A simple PIR detector that indicates that somebody (burglars, robbers) enters my private territory. will do; I am desperate after three burglaries. I look forward to any suggestions. Thank you! Chaource
Question by chaource | last reply
I'd love to make some throwies that can be remotely controlled. At a minimum I want to turn them on and off, colour and brightness change would be fantastic. What's are the options for doing this - what's the cheapest, lightest, smallest way to control them remotely? Some kind of RFID and switch? Is this going to drastically raise the price from about $1 a piece, or could it be done cheaply? How many could feasibly be controlled at once?
Topic by ollieg | last reply
My friends have a tv and digital cable boxthe remote of the box can be configured to be able to control the tv too. they played with this setting and now none of the remotes can control the tvhow can this be fixed ? (so atleast the tv remote works)both remotes are functional (you see if you shoot the remotes at a digital camera) and the box remote can control the boxtv is jvc av-21etg2cable box is advanced digital broadcast (adb) decoder (from hot cable tv company)
Topic by 11010010110 | last reply
Hi :) I will try make this short. I´m a taxi driver in Denmark and have a little problem. When a customer calls for a cab I receive it on my screen and press a button to accept it. I have 10 sec to press accept and if i´m not sitting in the car then i take my remote receiver that makes a sound so i can jump in the car and press accept. Most of the time i don´t make it to the car because i only have 10 seconds. So i could really use a little thing to press the button for me. It could be something that reacts to the sound and clicks the button, or it could be an extra receiver/transmitter that i press manually. The button is almost like pressing a keyboard button and it doesn´t matter if it its pressed without me getting an order.
Topic by donpipe | last reply
Not looking for an automatic door such as where the dog's RFID gives auto entry, but looking for a way to keep my dogs in my house when I leave via my car in the garage. Looking for some type of remote controlled thingamajig to keep their doggy door closed or secured while I'm in my car pulling out of the garage, and then once my garage door is closed give them access to the garage. Only a problem when I leave for the day, when I return at night they're so happy to see me they're not in a mood to go run off when the garage door opens.
Question | last reply
Hi all I am interested in building a specialised tracked vehicle but instead of your "normal" remotes I would prefer a cable remote control that can at least use 12 or more functions. I actually look of building this in to a small Metal Case like you use for camera equipment with a monitor in the Lid and include the battery pack to power everything. Anyone got any ideas of how to build such a remote and the outlay of the functions. I have some knowledge in electric and schematic. I do have a CTC 3D Printer with Dual Extruder but I only just got this one and have so far not used it as I want first to get the feel for it on how to work with it and look up a variety of videos on YouTube before I use this one in anger. I also do not yet have the Case as I am still bidding on one on eBay. I plan to start the build in September / October and be looking at the moment for a large (1/16 or larger) Tracked Vehicle Chassis. I once did see one in a Chinese Online Shop but cant find it again. I am sure that I bookmarked it but again, I cant find it. So I am looking over various online shops for a set but so far I had no success. If anyone has build something similar before please get in touch with me as this is my first real project that i would really love to pull of over the winter time to hopefully use next summer.
Topic by BernhardK4
I'm working on a sort of a scavenger hunt thing. Night time on an outdoor trail. For one station I would like to have a set-up where a seeker would press a button (like a doorbell) which would light an LED, telling them where to look. I know that I could connect a battery, a button, and some sort of a light using actual wire, but it would be great if I could do this wirelessly. It would only have to work over a short distance (a few dozen feet at most) and only for one evening. I'm not especially electronics-savvy, but I work well with instructions. I'd appreciate any leads!!!
Topic by Purple Chez | last reply
I have a wireless remote for the airconditioning that will only allow 1 days on off progamming at a time. I want to create a new remote that can send the same information daily automatically so that I can save energy when im not at the site. Anythoughs or hacks possible. I have a spare remote I can sacrifice if necessary. Thanks in advance for any help.
Question by ewilliams13 | last reply
Http://www.didierandnicholas.com/"A new generation of remote controls: a bunch of different cushions each having its own function: one for the channels, one for the power, one for the volume and so on. These remote controls can be thrown around, transforming the fights over â€who has the remoteâ€ into playful cushion fights."
Topic by radiorental | last reply
Need to raise a 10 lbs, 30" pole from horizontal to vertical with one click and back with click. Very basic one direction car wiper or human elbow movement. It does not matter the mechanism used: motors, gears, springs and mechanical or electric locks as long as it is reliable and cheap. The mechanism plus transmitter, battery and charger cannot exceed $90. Used to raise and lower a sign.
Question by groupo14 | last reply
Hi i need a small bluetooth remote about the width of a penny and max 1 inch tall it only needs to have 1 button so it can send out a signal to a computer and turn it off or something like that i already have the program that can take the signal and turn it off but i need a tiny remote to trigger it
Question by techxpert | last reply
I have a 2012 Kia Soul, base model, with the factory installed radio. I also have two children who always 'need' the radio station changed. Does any one know if you can purchase, if so where, a remote the radio? I am a single mother so don't want to get involved with replacing the radio just to have a remote. I was just hoping that there would be an easy out for me, lol. Thank you
Question by kloenikole36
Hi all - I’ve got a really nice USB numpad (mechanical heavy clicks) that I’d like to convert into an IR remote to control something I’m building. Any way to do that without needing it to go through a computer? All I can think of is arduino IR remote, but then I have to use those inputs and I can’t just plug in a USB keypad and code each key to a different IR command, right? Any help would be appreciated!
Topic by ChristopherInTokyo | last reply
Hey I am doing A2 level engineering at college and for my coursework i have upgraded my last years project which is a remote control hovercraft i have upgraded my motors and layout etc etc but we require more electronics this year. i an wanting to know how i could possibly mount 2 sensors at the front so that i can make the hovercraft run by itself and if it approaches an object it turns away from it. i would like that to be a sub system itself so i can turn it on and off for when i want to use the remote control. how can i do this? thanks
Topic by The Burn Crew | last reply
Could anyone suggest how to build an electronic system for using a radio signal to turn on and off another circuit. what i mean is a transmitter with a button you could hold and press a switch and a reciever in the circuit you want to switch on and off which prevents power reaching the circuit unless you are transmitting. i would want to be able to transmit over atleast 20 metres and through thin walls, aluminium foil and clothing. thanks.
Topic by resistanceisfutileiflessthan1ohm | last reply
Http://www.popsci.com/popsci/how20/9fc1ebccdd17f010vgnvcm1000004eecbccdrcrd.htmlI've been trying to complete this How2.0 project but i've come up on a stumbling block. "Tell the microcontroller to read and process a signal from the RFID tag by plugging the microcontroller into your computer with a serial cable." I've plugged the microcontroller to my pc but i've no idea how to copy over the code.Any help would be greatly appreciated.ThanksRamon.
Topic by puyanera | last reply
Hey everyone. I have a question about a linear actuator that I'm putting on my sawmill to control the throttle. On a sawmill you either need to be full throttle or idle. I've already got the actuator mounted and it works great. Now I need a controller for it. I've got a keyless remote from a auto parts store that I would like to use. I also would like to have a hard wired button. The kicker is that I would like to be able to push a button on the remote or the wired button and the actuator go all the way out. And then push the same button and it come all the way in. The actuator has built in limit switches so it will stop on its on either all the way out or in. This may not be feasible for me to do but I was just thinking by using relays it may be. If I can't use just the one button then I'll have to use two. There should be no need for a stop button since the actuator has a limit switch at both ends. Thanks
Question by papermaker007 | last reply
Hi all, for a project im working on i have 20m of neopixels , divided in 4 limbs, run through an Arduino Due. Next to the Due I have a Uno which is responsible for the remote. At first I had 3 of the 5m neopixel limbs working but this was insufficient of course, so I placed a level shifter between the power, NP and Due. Afterwards I changed the code so it would run the 4 limbs, yet now i have nothing at all.Anybody who could give me some insight here?Attached you can find my code and fritzing file.
Topic by driever | last reply
I have a softmodded original xbox, and it is located in my basement. It is a huge pain to go downstairs just to turn it on. I am looking for a solution. Originally I had planned to do WOL (wake on lan), but the nic doesn't support it. All I have to do it have something that acts like the front button: bridges two wires momentarily. Any suggestions
Topic by dwj300 | last reply
Hi,I hope this question is appropriate to this forum, I'm new here, but I'm about to start building a PolarLights 1/350th scale Enterprise. If you're unfamiliar with the kit, it's styrene, large and very cool. Get one to express your innner geek.Anyway, I want to hang it using steel wires, painted flat black and it will be displayed against a black background, with the illusion, I hope of it floating in space. I plan to run power to the model via the wires, like those little track bar lights you might find in a coffee shop.All the electronics for the ship will be inside (it's a big kit) and I have the schematics to make the lights blink and the photon torpedos fire. But I don't want the torpedoes to constantly fire. I'd like to be able to push a button and have them fire. But with only three wires going to the model, I can't control the navigation lights, strobes, impulse engines, spotlights, etc.I could install DIP switches in some inconspicuous spot, but how much cooler and geekier to trigger the effects from an infrared remote control shaped like a tricorder?I have found a company that sells a remote (I'll have to hack it into a tricorder), a sensor and a PIC preprogrammed chip to decipher the remote codes (http://kitsrus.com/pdf/k92.pdf), but the schematic shows that all the outputs are high. Pressing a button on the remote sets the appropriate output low.So, can anyone suggest what I can do to trigger the effects? They sell a more expensive and I'm sure much heavier kit with relays (http://kitsrus.com/pdf/k142.pdf) that actually reverses the outputs -- pushing a button sets an output to high -- using inverters. (They also sell a kit with four relays, using a UHF transmitter -- a car remote.)But I'd like to do this without a relay. I know very little about electronics -- just enough to follow a schematic and wire it, hoping there are no mistakes in the schematic. But I thought a transistor, like an SCR thyristor, could be used as a switch. Could I take the first kit I mentioned, add the inverter to switch the output to high when a button is pressed, and use the thyristor to basically be a solid state switch? Essentially doing the work of the DIP switches?I fear the 5V outputs of the PIC module would be too high for the thyristor and maybe that's why the relays are necessary.I appreciate any help and advice.JenniferPS All the kits I mentioned are at http://kitsrus.com/kits.html
Topic by virtualight | last reply
So, i am creating a sensor art project that involves a room controlled by sensors, triggering audio, playing video, etc. i would like the tv to be triggered based on sensor info. i have all the sensors going into a computer running max/msp. i need some sort of way to have the dvd player play and return to menu via max/msp. what are some things i can do? i was thinking that i could wire a remote, and have max send out control voltages to activate buttons, but i have no idea how to do that... any help?
Topic by absalom