How to make a circuit with an IR receiver turn on with an infrared remote control?

We are currently having a Research project in our English class and we thought it would be nice if we tried a research regarding electronics because me and my parter are both interested in electronics.  However, we are both beginners when it comes to electronics. Is there anyone who can help us with the following: A. Building an IR remote that can send a signal to the IR receiver to momentarily turn on (kinda like a push switch) B. An IR receiver that will be connected to a circuit to allow it to momentarily turn on or off based on the actions of the IR remote C. A fabric/system that could give a sudden "shock" to the holder when turned on kinda like the gag shock pens. D. Schematics for the IR receiver circuit I don't even know if this project is plausible but if anyone could help, we extend our deepest gratitude :)

Posted by flying_dilis 7 years ago


making a IR Light

Im planning to build a IR light using 10 IR leds in parallel with a forward voltage of 1.2 and a forward current of 100mA and five 6.8 Ohms resistors. Will 2 AA batteries be enough for this Thanks

Posted by specializedrider 9 years ago


how to maintain the intensity of IR at long distance and make it directional

We are trying to make an infrared shooting game which includes a transmitting gun and a receiving jacket.as everyone knows IR is not directional so at long distance it will diverge but in shooting game we need a pointed IR beam. is there any technique implement this?? we need help..! :(

Posted by FypB 3 years ago


Cheap IR illuminator

I have been wanting to make night vision for a while and I get the question. How do I make an IR illuminator? Well I can buy 15 long range IR LEDS or I could buy a pre-built one for under $20. I have searched everywhere and still can't find what i'm looking for.

Posted by ry25920 10 years ago


Soooo... What can IR LEDs be used for?

I have three of them that I found in a Furby. What can I do with them and the rest of the Furby?

Posted by Sunbanks 10 years ago


arrey of nine or ten ir leds

Hi i'm making an arrey of ir leds and i will power them with 4.8v 180mAh battery i m using the given arrey. Can some one suggest me some better idea i have 10 leds rated 1.3V at 20mA

Posted by alex12349 8 years ago


IR remote control color change LED - how small is possible?

Hi.  You know those LED candles and such that come with a remote control to change their color?  I'd like to do this with a necklace.  I'm wondering how tiny a light and receiver set-up can be?  Thanks.

Posted by aliasjanedoe 5 years ago


Ir remote that activates 3 leds.

Hi, guys. I need some serious help. I need to build the following device: Remote control Ir transmitter with 3 buttons. Each button activates different led of different colours 1 button) red 2 button) blue 3 button) green A receiver device that acts in a different way for each button 1 button) red led lights for 3 seconds and there is a beep.  2 button) blue led turns on and turns off only after 5 minutes. 3 button) when third button on remote is pressed, then on a receiver device green light turns on, and turns off when the button is released. Also i need IR beam to be as thin as possible. On a distance of 1-10 meters its diameter must be something like 30cm. Is that possible?  Also how can i restrict IR beam to work only up to 10m distance. Also the problem is that i am restricted to 15$ budget, cause i need to build  60 pairs. If this is impossible for this budget i need the following: Remote control with 3 buttons. 2 buttons activates corresponding led for 3 seconds. third button activates third led only when pressed. The same thing with the IR beam diameter.

Posted by vnovick 7 years ago


Wanting to make a switchable IR night light

Every night I come home, I have to open my garage door manually and park my motorcycle. When the garage closes, its dark and I tend to bump into my cycles exhaust burning myself. Yeah pretty funny. Anyways I had an idea, since I already had an arduino uno board and an IR Sensor and emitter, I wanted to make a trigger-able light switch. But I wanted my IR reader to run on AC, like a night light. At the press of a button from my emitter, the IR would pick up the codes and my light would turn on. Is this possible? Some people say, just buy a motion sensor and plug it in, I say i'll just salvage it for parts and try to make my own. Whats the fun in buying it, when I could build it with parts I already have. I mean, I know AC is dangerous, if not viable, then I could resort to a 9v with a power capacitor so long as it doesn't drain my 9v instantly.

Posted by bprins 3 years ago


anyone did a headphones like this??

can anyopne did a headphones like this??? http://www.amazon.co.uk/Philips-SHC2000-05-Wireless-Headphones/dp/B000O789AM i buy this but i need an extra pair of headphones for my wife, and it will be excellent if i can biuld one.

Posted by gokufast 6 years ago


Problem with ATtiny85 IR controlled LED

I am making a LED Light Stick with IR control to change the colour. Uploaded the schematics I made. Is there any mistake ? Do i misunderstand anything ? If yes, please forgive me, I am a complete noob and here to learn. I am going to add a 5v regulator to the Attiny85 power supply. And 380ohm resistor from pin5,6,7 to the corresponding transistor's base pins. I planned to use S8050 NPN transistor. How i calculate the things: 1. The RGB LED Strips i using is rated at 15W/metre @ 5V . Power supply i am using is 6V which is 4xAAA battery .I apply P=IV and get 2.5A/metre of current. Then I calculate current used in 60cm of LED Strips (2.5/100*60) and I get 1.5A current per 60cm. I devided the value by 3 and get 0.5A for each Red, Green and Blue pin. 2. Next step, I found the S8050 DC current gain (hFE/Beta) which is 40 and apply the formula Ic/Ib = B (Ic = 0.5A , Ib = unknown, B=40). I get the Ib of 0.0125A. Which mean i need 0.0125A of current in order to Fully-On the transistor at Ic=0.5A @ 6V. 3.To find the resistor value from Attiny85's Pin, I apply formula Ib = (Vb-Vbe)/Rb (Ib=0.0125, Vb=5 because the power supply of Attiny85 is 5v not 6v , Vbe=0.7V , Rb = Unknown) and i get value of Rb = 376ohm approximate to 380ohm. Another issue is that i didn't really know how to write the code. analogWrite seem didn't work for ATtiny85 sincce there's just 2 analog output for the controller. Or delayMicroseconds will work ? But i could'nt figure out how to write the code. I am very new to arduino. I know i should start at the basic first but i really need to get this project done. And please forgive my language. I didn't know English very well. Thanks a lot.

Posted by Sooncheng 1 year ago


Iphone IR nightvision

I have been thinking of using my iphone 4 as an IR nightvision device. I have read that some of the Iphones have IR blockers built in. Does anyone know if the Iphone 4 can see IR light, and if it cant is their a way to make it? Thanks

Posted by strykerX_X 4 years ago


I need a AC/USB adapter controlled by IR Switch

I need a AC/USB adapter controlled by IR switch

Posted by mrkleing 8 years ago


InfaRed (IR) Motion Sensor

So...If I buy an IR Emitter LED and an IR Receiver LED ...and put them face to face...and get power to each of them....Can I somehow create a motion sensor out of that? For example, if someone walked between the 2 LEDs, it would trigger lights to go on. Is that possible?

Posted by Joe426 10 years ago


IR Tracking

Does anybody know of any program that uses a modified webcam that only sees ir lightso that it can do this ide use the program in the video but it requires a wii mote and blu tooth and if possible could it track multiple points

Posted by chrischavez 10 years ago


IR Turns on Led

Http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FLw85vNZxE I want to know if anyone knows how to build this circuit im looking for a IR when you're hand or what not is above it. it flips on an led just like in this video Thank you.           Bobby

Posted by Esmore 8 years ago


IR receiver and output over short distance

  I want to set up a short distant IR sensor(<1"). I just want it to register when something is between the two items. Its a pretty simple circuit I just have no experience with optical receivers. Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks  

Posted by stino66 6 years ago


IR trip switch sensor?

Hi all I have been looking all over the internet for the answer but got stuck I want to make a simple circuit to set up, so that when someone walks in between an IR beam or laser, and  a sensor, it triggers another circuit... Is there a useful instructable or a circuit diagram... I am really stuck.. please help Will

Posted by IllegalFun 8 years ago


IR (infrared) "motion detector" of sorts, need help please

I am looking to build a sort if motion detector that works with 2 IR emitters, 2 IR receivers and a motor, the emitters and receivers would be  in 2 seperate circuits and lined up with eachother  (the emitters constantly on) and when the link to the receivers was severed (for example by someone standing between the emitter and receiver) the motor would rotate, if the left emitter-receiver combo was disrupted it would apply positive voltage to the motor and if the right emitter-receiver combo was dusrupted it would apply negative voltage, is this even remotely possible? Firezone

Posted by firezone 8 years ago


New life for an IR keyboard?

So i have an old Palm infrared keyboard that works with two AAA batteries and i was thinking, what's the easiest approach to use it with my Nexus 7?, somehow re-wire it to USB? Use an arduino as a bridge in some way? An IR sensor adapter for the nexus and some software i don't know? any suggestions, or someone wants to give it a try? Oh BTW hi! i'm a noob on the forums but i love the site.

Posted by jcarlos10 5 years ago


IR TV Remote Codes

With all the projects on the net with the raspberry pi, I cant seem to find the one I am looking for... I want to be able to point any tv remote control to a sensor on the pi, and get the IR code on the display. This way I can use that code to program any button I want on a universal remote control. for example, if I point my dvd remote to the pi and push the play button, the display would read 4753. Then I would use this code to program my universal control's play button. I know I have seen this project before, just don't remember where. Any Help?

Posted by coralspringstony 7 months ago


make a reprogrammable ir tv remote

Im very new to programing microchips. i have been programing in visual basic 2008 for a few months now. I'v heard about this function in irshell for the psp, that actualluy lets you make new ir codes basicly you point the remote's ir emmiter to the psp's push a button on the remote and the code is writen on the psp to let the psp emmit at the same code that the remote emmits. So thats got me thinking can i build a circut that does the same job as the psp irshell. Scince im new to programming i would like to know if this is possible if so i woud like a scimatic, source code and the components needed for this project. please i need help and of cource when i get the circut working i will definatly make a instructable.

Posted by lj123456 8 years ago


IR trip wire with discreet components

I am in need of help and I am going insane with this. Question is about a simple circuit with IR sensor/tripwire part and 555 timer which would keep the alarm buzzer on for thee seconds. No fancy stuff like arduino or relay or anything like that just LEDs, resistors, transistors, 555 timer and a buzzer. I got the IR sensor part to work and the timer part to work, but when I try to combine them everything goes haywire and nothing works. I have IR photo transistor TOPS-030 as the IR sensor. I am really starting to lose my mind with this and it has been three years since I started doing this project. I got diagnosed with undefined neurological disease (probably MS-disease) which has slowed my down even more. I worked on the circuit every now and then not every night during the past three years =) I know this circuit is simple and it can be put together in a brief moment the thing that is driving me crazy is the fact that when I got something working then everything goes haywire. Doing very basic beginner instructable describing this circuit would be very helpful even to others not just me. It would also keep the knowledge of using discreet logic up in these micro controller days.

Posted by msiren 1 year ago


dissecting an IR remote-controlled color change LED

Okay, I bought one of those remote-controlled color changing LED candle things.  I want to get its guts as small as possible.  My knowledge level is basically "LED + battery = glowy" so I need some help figuring it out.  I've attached a pictured.  I tested and it will work with 3 volts.  I get that obviously I need the RGB LED, the IR receiver, and the control chip thingy... but what is everything else?  I'm figuring resistors and capacitor/transistor, but I don't understand these and why I need them, and why so many?!  Any chance some of them are just for lowering the voltage down to 3, and now that I'm using only 3 they are no longer needed?

Posted by aliasjanedoe 4 years ago


IR triggered LED strobe

hey guys, im looking to build a IR triggered LED strobe. in the smallest possible size i can. it doesnt have to be from scratch so if anyone knows of a cheap trigger on a toy i could use that would be great. im looking to build an IR triggered strobe for an airsoft gun i have. the idea is to strobe an led (most likely a UV LED) every time an airsoft pellet trips the trigger. these pellets are glow in the dark so in essence i will be making my own homemade airsoft tracer system. these units are about $70 so if i could do this for free or much cheaper i would be thrilled. i know there are things out there i can use but im drawing a blank right now. i have makers block or something. here are a couple links to YouTube vids that explain the concept and more along the lines of what it should be like. at about 1:50 in the top video theres is a good demonstration on its workings. &lt;br&gt; &lt;br&gt; any part suggestions or ideas would be awesome.

Posted by gedion4000 7 years ago


Hardwire IR Extension to amplifier

Hello Instructables. This is my first post and would like to begin by saluting the work you all do, I love receiving the email at work showing the weeks projects. My problem, that I hope somebody has a solution to is this... I am building a false wall to house my fish tank and TV, ps3 etc however my amplifier is too large and does not fit into my project. The only way round this is to house my amplifier in the loft. In the wall I want to place the IR remote control Sensor. I don't really want to pay out for those 'eye's' you can buy online (nor do i think they would be compatible with my model of amplifier) so was wondering if i could just use some ordinary electrical cable to extend the sensor? I was worried cable might not allow this as it would probably add extra resistance to the circuit. Does anybody have a solution or suggestion that involves spending little or no money please? Thank you very much! Frankie

Posted by fhoward 5 years ago


Frequency of Laser Tag guns

Does anyone know if Laser tag guns use infared LED's emitting at a certain frequency, If so what frequency/range of frequency

Posted by thermoelectric 9 years ago


UPDATE !!!! Sneak Peak: preview of initial results of my prototype display case....

Here is what I got when I fired up the project in total darkness......it needs tweaking, which I will do this weekend and hopefully publish then. WOW !  Is this ever taking a LONG time (and back breaking work at my bench).   Had I thought ahead, I would have saved myself a LOT of trouble and gotten myself some LED sockets....soldering over 90 pairs of leads is tedious at best.....

Posted by Goodhart 7 years ago


IR Jammer

Could some please show me how to build an IR jammer? I want one that broadcasts at all frequencies, as to not have to adjust it for each IR reciever. I would be most thankful.

Posted by James (pseudo-geek) 11 years ago


Near-IR LEDs

Does anyone know of a good Near-IR LED that emits at about 775nm? Looking for a compact, high output package. Thanks

Posted by scaylos 9 years ago


What would be the best IR receiver for 980nm IR laser 0-15KHz

Dear enthusiasts, please help me out. What would be the best IR receiver to use for detecting signal from 980nm IR laser 0-15KHz. I'm going for distance here. 200 meters is more or less the goal. The further the better. Ambient light might also be an issue as this is to be done outside in possibly sunny conditions. If anybody has any ideas or suggestions please, throw them out here. Thanks.

Posted by GusevAnton 8 months ago


IR heaters?

Hi all, So I've been searching / reading up on IR heaters and I can easily find IR bulbs /heaters, at 30W+ but the bulb's are pretty big (in regards to what I want). Is there not any smaller-scale /electronic componets for producing IR heat? I know there are IR LEDs but is that the same thing? I'm a bit lost and I swear I came across something before that had an array of small scale IR heating componets, but quite frankly I dont really know what I'm searching for, in regards to a correct name etc... Thanks in advance :)

Posted by lukus001 10 years ago


Arduino

Hi guys, I simply want to use my arduino to controll a servo by using a ir remote. Ive got all the parts as a ir reciver and also the remote. Does anyone know a good tutorial based on the ir system and program?

Posted by Kamokaki 4 years ago


Does anyone Identify this IR Receiver Component?

I recently disassembled a stereo receiver (rx-4010r) and I found this ir receiver, and I would like to to control it with my arduino. Can anyone help me get the datasheet, or suggest what are the connections?Thanks, Ariel.

Posted by ArielE20 2 months ago


How to send numbers over IR with Arduino

Hey! When I buy a cheap remote from the store, and I run a IR receiving sketch, every time I push a button I get a series of numbers e.g. 1259575. Now I now how to receive IR. But how do I transmit a number through IR? Every where I go it is outdated and doesn't work. All of Ken Sheriff's stuff is sending special Sony, Panasonic and othercompany's codes. I just want to send a number. I just want to hook up an IR LED to Arduino and have it flash a number! Simple, right? Thanks!

Posted by HavocRC 5 years ago


IR LED as Camera Remote

Is it possible to use an IR LED as a camera remote? I would like to have the LED flash at like two to three minute intervals thus closing the shutter and taking a picture. Is this possible? How do I learn and then repeat the frequency that the camera needs to take the picture? TIA

Posted by sdtacoma 10 years ago


IR Led Sources

Anyone have a source for near-infrared LED's? I want to build a night light for my video surveillance system. Maybe NIR wouldn't alert "strangers" until they are captured on camera. Thanks.

Posted by doctek 10 years ago


Can i do this?

I have a webcam that ive taken the ir fitler out of, whats the best way of adding some ir leds powered from the camera?

Posted by Theninjagecko 10 years ago


How feasible to make cluster of red and IR LEDs?

​hey! I'm very interested in putting together a cluster of both red and IR LEDs for skin rejuvenation, and pain relief (I'm disabled and have back and joint pain). The medical devices for sale online are around $250 - $400. Should I pursue this DIY project or bite the bullet and fork over the money? I have NO electrical skills, but this just seems like something that should be doable!! Feedback plz :-)

Posted by depnomore 4 years ago


Would this schematic work?

Will this work? it's based on https://www.instructables.com/id/SCYCBXQFD80BUXI/Basically, what it should do, is when I aim the IR emitter (TV remote) at it, it'll go off for a few seconds. The goal is to hide it and piss off whoever is watching TV, and changing channels.

Posted by cvxdes 10 years ago


Nightvision

Would it be possible to create goggles that use a old cellphone screen and a cheap webcam and still be battery powered? I currently have two old cell phones in really good condition internally, and all that would be left is the webcam and the LEDs. If this turns out correctly it should be able to view IR light fairly well. Hopefully it will work the same as the shown goggles but not as bulky.

Posted by general-Insano 9 years ago


arduino tvbgone

Does anybody know where I can get the code for an arduino based tvbgone ? thanks ~Matt

Posted by iman 10 years ago


is thunderbirds possible

I am always trying to rap my head around the machines out of thunderbirds and i was wonder could it be possible

Posted by The ironman 6 years ago


[Help] bicycle proximity sensor

Hello guys i would like to start making a proximity sensor the idea is to mount it on the back of my bicycle when an object/vehicle come close it gives me reading with distance and maybe a beep or something like that,the question is i found there are 2 methods one using IR and one using ultrasonic,which one is cheaper and which one is better and easier.this is supposed to my first instructable involves programming.

Posted by Mido Masry 3 years ago


Anybody know how to wire up this IR ON/Off Board?

So I bought this 12V IR Control Receiver Board 1 Channel Relay With 2 Key Remote Control here: http://www.banggood.com/12V-IR-Control-Receiver-Board-1-Channel-Relay-2-Key-Remote-Control-p-933441.html?currency=USD&utm;_source=google&utm;_medium=shopping&utm;_content=ruby&utm;_campaign=Electronic-xie-us&gclid;=CjwKEAjw5ZKiBRDhqa-Yjcml9kYSJABia-RnbvWTZ1n8jFGeBpzKi0nt-SCNMEzh-UVp5sTF4ulsqhoCuInw_wcB Does anybody know how to wire or set one of these up?   It came with no instructions.  I've looked at a couple similar boards and thought I knew how to wire it up, but I am not having any luck.  I can't figure out how to wire up the power and the led light strip I have to get the IR remote to turn on and off. I thought it was a gate sort of thing where you put the positive and ground on either end for the power and then wire up the ground of the LEDs to the same ground as the power but the positive to the center post.  But using my multimeter I can't see it turning anything on and off.   I used my phone camera to see if the remote is working and it is at least IR blasting, I can see the light. So does anybody know how to properly wire one of these up? EDIT: Ok, the two pin terminal by the LED receiver is the power in.  The connector I was using before was bad.   But still trying to figure out how to turn on/off the strip now.  The gate is working as expected with the left and right always having power but the center and ground only have power when the unit is on.   But it's only getting about 1 volt out when on.   My power source is putting out 12v, 2 amps.   Is that my problem?   I have to say I'm not very good at this yet, and I can't really tell what the numbers on it are telling me.   I thought it could do 12 volts out though.

Posted by technicallyartistic 3 years ago


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.

Posted by Game Maker 4 years ago


How can I boost current to multiple IR LEDs

Hi, I've been working on a project with an arduino to use it as a TV-B-gone, now i know this has already been done and I have found lots of helpful documentation and code so far. I've wired up a matrix of LEDs in a 4x5 pattern exactly like this one https://www.instructables.com/image/FRG2JXC3ALEP282OH6/Complete-the-circuit.jpg taken from this project https://www.instructables.com/id/Ultra-TV-B-Gone/ . The design works, but with the setup I have now, i'm just supplying whatever current the arduino is outputting to the LEDs, I know I need some resistors and a transistor and thats what I need help with. I did also buy a 2N3904 transistor like the one in the project however, when I wire it up, nothing works. The lowest resistor I have is 220 ohms and I've tried wiring that up in various places throughout the circuit. Does anyone have any tips that would help me maximize the range for this LED matrix? thanks, ill be taking circuit classes next semester so one day ill be able to figure this out myself.

Posted by jcouch1227 7 years ago


Troubleshooting usb powerbank 3 IR LED setup

I am an amateur with setting up circuits, but I am really interested and understand most electronics, I am just confused with the issue I am having. Background:  I am building a wireless google cardboard so that I can play PC games on my phone through the VR headset rather than crappy app games. Basically a wireless Oculus Rift, however I know it wont be anywhere near as good it's just a fun project. I have Infrared LEDs which I will use with freetrack and my modified webcam without IR filter to do my head tracking. Issue: I am trying to power 3x Infrared LEDs from a usb powerpack. Here is the one I am using http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/221468778309?var=520334132263&ssPageName;=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649 The reason for using this as a power source is I can easily attach it to the headstraps on the google cardboard, it is just about the smallest power setup I can think of (better than using 3x AA batteries), it was cheap, and it outputs 5v which is perfect for powering 3x IR LEDs with a forward voltage of 1.6v and 60mA current. When I use this powerbank to power a single LED without a resistor and I look at it through my webcam, even with all the lights off and the webcam 5mm away from the LED you can barely see it light up. I tried the led on another powerbank I have here which is 10,000mAh so it is massive, and it was much brighter on the webcam. I then used my samsung TV remote and pressed a button while aiming at the webcam and it was EXTREMELY bright. Basically I want the LED to be as bright as my remote, or as much as the LED is capable of. Why would the powerbank show the LED so dull? I have confirmed it is outputting 5v, but when I try test the current with a 'usb charger doctor' between the charger and usb cable, or a multimeter between the wire and the LED it shows zero current. I should be able to just connect all LED in series with a small resistor and it should just work at full brightness, but the power bank cannot even power a single LED well enough to see properly on the webcam. It's becoming really frustrating, any idea what's happening? Best solution?

Posted by dom.curulli 3 years ago


A Bit of Circuitry Advice!

Hey all! Me again :D.  So I was messing around with my electronics and decided to make a pulse sensor, but I ran into a couple of problems along the way! My project is based off of this, http://makezine.com/projects/ir-pulse-sensor/, but I didn't have a LM324, so I was trying a workaround.  So grabbing my infrared light detector, and new multimeter, hooked my IR sensor up between 5V and and A0 and a 10k resistor from A0 to GND, just like with a light sensor, but obviously, it wasn't sensitive enough, so I kicked it up notch. Since I didn't have the specific amplifier that MAKE used I decided to use what I had, which was a LM358. After visiting the datasheet and finding a schematic, I came up with this circuit (image below). Now it's not sensitive enough yet to measure pulses. The circuit from MAKE makes use of the the 2 of 4 internal op amps in the LM324, and I thought I could make the same circuit on my LM358, since it had two op amps inside of it. So basically, replacing the LM324 int the circuit with a LM358.  The image below is a circuit I made up using just one of the LM358's op amps. Tonight I will try to use both just like in the MAKE circuit.  If you guys could just give me a few pointers and set me on the right track that would be great, or if I even need two amplifiers! Why can't I just make the first one more powerful?  And the capacitor between the - and the output varies. I'm still trying out different caps. The 0.1uf is too much, so I'm experimenting.  Thanks!

Posted by HavocRC 3 years ago


Design idea help needed- nightvision

Is it possible to create a night vision with the following circuit... fitted with scanning disk tv method (accept for the fact that i'll use multiple mirrors instead of disk with holes) of video capture and display. Will it be sensitive enough? what I plan to do is- In simple terms, ill be using atmega as ADC... and photodiode as signal input. output will be via port d... if value of input is 1, one led red is turned on.. if value is 2,one green led red is turned on.. if value is 3,1 red and 1 green if 4=blue if 8, 2 reds 9, 3 reds so on

Posted by Suraj Grewal 3 years ago