Remote Control

Hello people! I was wondering if anyone knows how to hook up a computer to a remote control from a bluray, so I can do stuff with the commands from the remote.

Topic by Game Maker 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


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 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Remote controll

I need to remote controll two 12 volt motors each one needs to operate independent of the other and both motors must go forward and back if you have any tips or diagrams on how to remote controll this please leave a comment.

Topic by Redneck2 8 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


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 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Remotely control my remote control-

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 8 years ago

Computer controlled remote control

Anyone here have ideas on creating a computer-automated cable box remote control, so that I could use my computer to schedule when to turn the cable box on/off as well as have the computer make the remote select the appropriate channel?

Topic by etelos 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

Changing a remote control?

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 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

Remotely controlled throwies

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 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

remote control a webcam?

Trying to make my old Logitech wireless controller control my webcam. Like focus, up down, left right. Is this possible?

Question by neon2392 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

remote control light

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 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

Cable remote control

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 2 years ago

Remote controll help

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 7 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Remote control lights

Right simple situation Solar powered remote controlled LED lights. I want to be able to change their colour remotely. ideally in "groups" not specifying RGB colour or anything. Just colour A or colour B How do I do it? ideally cheaply!

Topic by Switch 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

remote controle car

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 7 years ago

remote control LEDs?

I need a circut to be able to remote control 2 LEDs and the reciving circut must be very light. Any ideas where I can get such a set of circut boards? Schematics? Plese help!

Question by techturtle2 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Remote Control Cushions

Http://"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 “who has the remote” into playful cushion fights."

Topic by radiorental 12 years ago  |  last reply 12 years ago

remote control for the computer

I'm wondering if there is a way to use the usb as a input port for IR remote control with the instead of using an IR through the serial port. maybe modify those cheapie keyboard/mouse combos?

Topic by roncon55 12 years ago

Remote control Sensor?

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 12 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

electronics remote control

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 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Remotely controlled starship

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 (, 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 ( 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

Topic by virtualight 12 years ago  |  last reply 12 years ago

Remote Control Car Controlled By Computer

I'm doing a project where I am rewiring a remote control car remote to work using a computer interface. I've found a few tutorials on how to do it, but they all deal with a "button" controller, where the motion is controlled by pressing buttons rather than using a "pistol grip" controller, or one with a wheel to control turning and a trigger to control acceleration and deceleration. Has anyone tried this, or does any one know if I would be able to use the tutorial linked below with this controller. I highly doubt it would work, but I would like a better opinion.

Topic by Claytonian 9 years ago

how to control home equipments with remote control ? Answered

I want to that , how can i remotely control my room LIGHTS , FANS etc.. or is there any product like this ?

Question by prerak.khandelwal 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

how to make a wire less remote control?

I want to make a wire less remote control for my an aircraft and for hovercraft... 

Question by duedsi 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Where can I find used and/or broken remote controls? Answered

I am looking for a source of used or broken remote controls. I don't want to pay more than $1.00 per remote. Free would be Great.

Question by tahoe93 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Im looking for suggestions on ways to reprint the letters on a remote control?

The letters have worn off my tv remote control over time and i am looking for ways to reprint those letters onto the the same time I was thinking of customizing the remote control casing ie. taking the electronic internals out and building a cool looking casing out of plexiglass or something but i would still need to print the numbers/labels onto the case

Question by icefire279 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

how to make remote for my tv?

How to make remote control for televisions... how it works?

Question by nizar m.g 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago



Topic by ahmad5204 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

How does a 2 channel radio and reciever set(remote control) work? How would I connect one to an electric motor?? Answered

I am trying to see if it is possible to use a 2 channel radio and reciever set( remote- control) to turn on an electric motor and off. And if it is possible, how would I be able to do it?

Question by Sk8terthing 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

can you add more channels to a radio control system?

I have a small , cheap (you know, the ones you find at a toy store) remote control car and want to add more control channels to it. can you even do that and if so , how?

Question by saberwing 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

how do you use existing RC to control somthing else?

Trying to make a battle bot and am not to hot on the idea to spend big bucks on other equipment to remote control it. can anyone help

Question by muskogee 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

how to form an electronic circuit controlled distance formed by a voltage generator and a lamp ?

I have an electric circuit of a generator and a lamp with files I want to know what are the components necessary to control this circuit remotely

Question by makof 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

can you convert an infared remote contol system to an actual radio one? Answered

I own a small , remote contol car that uses infared to transmit commands. i want to hack the car for a school project, but my dad says infared will cause problems outside. so , i would like to convert it to radio frequency. is this even possible , and if so , how would you do it?

Question by saberwing 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Bluetooth remote?

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 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

How do you control a remote control motor without a remote control? Answered

I lost the remote to a toy batlebot, but i would like to use the motors for future projects. How do I do that, if posible?

Question by schoonovermr 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

how can i make a rc card cannon? Answered

Question by baba4 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

can you build a r/c transmitter and reciver and how hard would it be?

I am wondering if you can build a radio transmitter and reciver from a remote control car from scratch. i would like it if the person who answers would post an instructable detailing how to do it.

Question by saberwing 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

i need a six channel rc system for a school project . does anybody know where i could get one extra cheap?

I would like websites (not ebay) where i could find this . also , it would be helpful to name the system somehow so i know what to look for.

Question by saberwing 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Need help with remote control

Hello guys/girls I got a Playstation controller (CECH-ZRC1E) its for PS3, AMP and TV but i want to sync my TV, but the problem is... I got a unknown TV (Terris LCD 2213, Medion, BEKE, TEVION) so i can't find the code for it plus The PS3 remote is IF (infrared) and the original is RF (Radio Frequency) So my question is, is it possible to sync it on one way? The chance of finding the codes isnt a problem but if i can use a IF remote on RF remove (That's what i'm thinking that its Infrared and Radio Frequency, when i block the top side of the original it wont work, and the PS3 will respond (tried it on the PS3 and it still react)

Topic by Snozuf 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

remote controlled light - revisited

Hello, Instructibles gang…. I originally posted a similar question over the weekend, and then got some feedback telling me that there wasn’t enough information to bring in worthwhile responses. My intention wasn’t to be secretive.  Rather, it’s a project that’s still in the planning stage and there aren’t yet many specifics. But I think I can still flesh it out a little bit, and hopefully gather some more specific suggestions. I’m planning a sort of a scavenger hunt thing coming up in October. Most of the stops/stations will be fairly straightforward “orienteering”-type scenarios: “20 paces at 250 degrees,” “north to the hollow stump,” that sort of thing. But I still want to mix it up a little bit. One of the ideas that’s swimming around in my noodle is that, at one stop, folks will be told to “push the button.” It will be dark, so they’ll have to hunt for the “button”… basically a doorbell… and maybe secured to a tree (in such a way as not to harm the tree). When they press the button, a light will be illuminated at a short distance, leading them to their next stop. I know that I could easily do a simple circuit with actual wire, but it would be far nicer to achieve the same result wirelessly… and even though I’m not very electronics-savvy, I imagine it would also reduce the problem of resistance in the circuit. This only needs to operate over a relatively short distance… almost certainly less than 100 feet… probably much less. And while it must be able to operate out of doors (a woodland trail in a rural/suburban park) it only needs to last for a few hours. An LED… or maybe a chirping sound effect… something that would draw seekers from one spot to another. Thanks for any suggestions. And please let me know if more information is needed.

Topic by Purple Chez 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

dead TV remote control

On my new viore tv remote control my kid spilled milk over it ,what to do? It is plasma 32 inch tv, purchased in may 2009. Can anybody help me in getting it repaired. I am not in position to purchase another remote control for 25-40 bucks.

Question by karth 8 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

Cell Phone Remote Control

Hi, Anybody want to control any desired gadget  ONLY through your cell phone from any part of the world? Check out this link:

Topic by swagatam 8 years ago

remote controlled bang :DD

Is there any chance some of you guys can give me an idea how to make firecracker or w/e explode using remote controller. For example pushing a button and it goes off, but nothing too seriously or expensive. 

Topic by jankost 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Giant Universal Remote Control

Hey Everyone...I Just Bought A Giant Universal Remote Control From Walgreens For 5 Bucks...It Just Looked Like Something That Should Be Modded Or Hacked.. My Question Is...What Should I Do With It... Please Any Advice Or Comments Are More Then Welcome... Thanks So Much To Everybody Here...What A Great Community...

Question by doriean 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Customising an RF remote control

Hello all. I hope this finds you well. I would like to know whether there is a simple way to convert my existing RF remote control (bought from Maplin, UK, for controlling included mains plug adapters) to use physically different buttons for switching things on and off.  The idea is that I'd like to - neatly, if possible - mount the new buttons onto a flat surface: a table top, for example. Could anyone advise whether this is doable without dedicating more than a day or two to it, and how; or if I should should look for an alternative way around the problem? Many thanks indeed, James

Topic by dialmformostyn 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

Simple Bluetooth remote control

Hi everybody. This is my first post so thanks in advance if anyone answer me. My question is if somebody had seen some kind of remote control, working via bluetooth, with a couple of buttons, that send  some instructions to an android (Example: play/pause, next random song, etc..). I personally couldn't find any in instructables. I think of this when i made a long travel in motorcycle and i play music on my cellphone and one of those little speakers in my jacket (at a moderate volume) to entertain myself during the travel. So it would have been very useful to have a simple button attached at the handlebar to skip the song or pause it for some reason. So it would be great if you had something like this on your archives, or give me a clue for what i need to look for to make it. Thanks again. Best regards  PD: btw i don't speak english so i put an effort redacting this

Topic by SergioR3 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

Winamp wireless remote controll

Ive made a winamp remote controll of a wireless was quite easy.take out the printcard and hotwire the chip :)Controll your music and video from your couch. Ive made mine on my living room table. Here`s a short clip of it in actionWinamp remote controll

Topic by Lynlimer 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

Remotely controller beeping device

I'm a real Noob to this electronics thing (but I find it fascinating..). Anyway, I want to try to build a device that beeps. The duration  of the beep is fixed, but the frequency and pitch should be variable, depending on user input. The whole device should be as small as possible and water proof. I would prefer to be able to control the beep frequency and pitch remotely - perhaps from a mobile phone or from something like a remote controller. The beeping unit should be kept simple as possible. Any ideas on how I can achieve this? Thanks, Yossi

Topic by technoyos 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Ok guys is it possible to control a remote computer with a psp??? if so how would i do it? Is it even possible with the memory on a psp? Please give me help i would love to use my computer from a psp a starbucks!! so please respond because i know all of you here are smart and can answer so please do .

Topic by HOMEPIE64 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

remote controled LED(s)

Okay, I need help with an idea i just had for a gift for my cousin. I need a cheap and simple way to remotely turn on a battery powered LED(s) light from about 15 to 20 feet away and I was wondering what remote set up would be best and not drain the battery(s). any suggestion would be highly appreciated! :D

Topic by ginger20037 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago