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!
Here you can find a parts list with example seller:
1x Arduino Nano: https://amzn.to/2Fgn0H5
1x SSR: https://amzn.to/2W2x4sH
1x 433MHz receiver: https://amzn.to/2CmUZeM
1x PCB Terminal: https://amzn.to/2VXvdW2
1x 5V Power Supply: https://amzn.to/2TEiQl3
1x Arduino Nano: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...
1x 433MHz receiver: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...
1x PCB Terminal: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...
1x 5V Power Supply: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...
1x Arduino Nano: https://amzn.to/2UHTCi4
1x SSR: https://amzn.to/2HD17Dg
1x 433MHz receiver: https://amzn.to/2CyhVrV
1x PCB Terminal: https://amzn.to/2OaTHYZ
1x 5V Power Supply: https://amzn.to/2HHyjJE
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: https://github.com/sui77/rc-switch
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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