IR Remote Control for Your Computer

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Introduction: IR Remote Control for Your Computer

Use this R/C receiver for your computer to control all your things very good for people with htpc.

Step 1: Preperation

This is a very cheap receiver but can work with 99% of remotes and it cost me less than 5$.

Parts:
IR receiver
Capacitor 4.7k uf 25 or 50 V
Resistor 4.7k
Diode N4148
7805 Regulator
D-sub 9 Connection (like on a old comp mouse)
D-sub 9 hood
pcb line board
3 line cable

Tools:
Soldering Iron
Solder

Step 2: Solder the D-sub Connection

Solder 3 wires to these pins you might want to connect pin 7 as red because it is + and connect pin 5 as black ground and connect pin 1 as a green or yellow

Step 3: Solder the Rest

Solder all the rest like this diagram
you can also look at google far an etching diagram

Step 4: Finishing

if youve finished it should look something like this:
when your done plug it in to the computer and download http://winlirc.sourceforge.net or http://www.lirc.org there are many programs and most are open source so look for your prefered program.

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    84 Discussions

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    JPB21
    JPB21

    3 years ago

    I can't get LIRC to work. Tried all the troubleshooting advice, double and triple checked the receiver I built, but the software refuses to load. Can anyone give me advice please?

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    BramW10
    BramW10

    4 years ago

    I've made this thing but in a different fashion, the 7805 regulator shows the pins in and out in opposite direction in your description. Is there a purpose to this or is it a mistake? I've mirrored your diagram and then put the components in place.

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    BramW10
    BramW10

    Reply 4 years ago

    OK got it to work. Any Google search will tell you what the correct pin function is for the regulator; the image description in this DIY has in and out backwards. So assume that the diagram provided is a back view (soldering viewpoint). For everything else, I've made it as described.
    It works and that's all that matters; the IR unit I installed is a TSOP1836. If your PC has no serial connection then don't forget to order a cable to convert dsub 9 pin (male) to 10 pin main bord connection.

    Good job EEGG and thank you for this easy and working instructable.

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    settra
    settra

    6 years ago on Step 4

    Hey. my pc dosent have a D-sub connection... only usb... what could i do to bypass this??

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    DanF6
    DanF6

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    You need to buy a PCI board DB9 /DB25 pins, is very cheap. Good Luck

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    eegg
    eegg

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    You can use a USB to Serial adapter.

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    adamantum
    adamantum

    5 years ago on Introduction

    The Capacitor used here is 470 uf or 4.7k uf? i cant find the 4.7k uf..please help me

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    DanF6
    DanF6

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    Yes, dude. The capacitor is 4.7 uf, "four dot seven". I use 4.7 uf 25 V.

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    ViperSniper
    ViperSniper

    7 years ago on Step 4

    I want to make this for my XBMC setup, will the IR reciever from an old mechanical mouse work for this project?

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    sputhran
    sputhran

    8 years ago on Step 3

    can u give better shcematic plzzz, i cannot understandplzz reply

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    lordmarx
    lordmarx

    8 years ago on Step 4

    just where do you plug this thing.

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    Lance Mt.
    Lance Mt.

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    A remote control receiver for your computer (Windows has only been coded for).

    It means you can sync up any remote you wish with it and give each button a different command and/or button

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    Callum Snowden
    Callum Snowden

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Linux has a program for it as well, its called LIRC. Just google it :)

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    Lance Mt.
    Lance Mt.

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Later that year i found it and have been loving it ever since :D

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    tzsporsho
    tzsporsho

    9 years ago on Introduction

    i have everything set up on PCB, have the software installed too. i need a USB interface, nt a DB9. please help in this regard!

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    Nawaz
    Nawaz

    11 years ago on Introduction

    Hey there,Nice instructable...Thanks for sharing..;)...I have 4 IR receivers bt i can't find its datasheet...its the SM0038....ive tried on same gud sites like alldatasheet.com....but theres nothing to do....Can you or any one help me finding it datasheet please....Or tell me if theres an alternative way of finding the pins configuration....Thanx in advance.....:).........

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    SexySTUD.nu.1
    SexySTUD.nu.1

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

     if u still need it here is a pic on google of the datasheet or at least whats on the pins