Easy IR Remote Jammer

How can you make a infrared remote jammer with no soldering no LEDs and no electronics experience required? With black tape of course!

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Step 1: Materials

1 IR TV remote (or more if you plan to block multiple remotes)
1 roll of black electrical tape
1 utility knife or hole punch (depending on what type of remote you are blocking)
1 pen (optional)

Step 2: Cut the Tape

First you will need to trace the outline of the infrared emitter of the remote with the pen.

Then you cut the tape to match the outline.

Step 3: Cover the Emitter

This is the easy part you put the tape on the remote and smooth it so that it is barely noticeable.

NOTE: the tape must cover at least 95% of the emitter

Step 4: Place the Remote

Now just place the remote where your unsuspecting victim will find it.

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    4 Discussions


    8 years ago on Introduction

    Why scissors will not work? Wouldn't a paper hole punch make a nice size dot, that could be set just over the emitter itself? People tend to know their remotes, intimately, and the smallest change is noticed. Like when somebody "borrows" the batteries, it just doesn't feel right.

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    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    As far as scissors the problem is they wont cut as precise as a utility knife and it needs to cover the emitter just right and it needs to cover the whole thing. Also depending on what remote you have a hole punch may work but it wouldn't work on mine so i didn't include it. Thank you for the feedback!