In this video I try to briefly explain how infrared remote control works. This video was inspired by my last two projects, both involving IR remote controls. This isn’t a comprehensive description, but it does explain the basics.
This week I used a Teensyduino to act as a translator between an infrared remote control and my computer. The Teensy reads the infrared signals from the remote control and then emulates a USB computer keyboard. I’m using it to control VLC Media Player using my remote control instead of the keyboard commands.
Download the VLCremote code here - VLCremote code
This week I used an Arduino and my PC to clone an infrared remote control. I used this to automatically turn on an electric heater every morning so my bedroom is nice and toasty when I wake up!
Download the Arduino Infrared Cloner Arduino Sketches and Powershell script.
Much of the Arduino code was borrowed from Adafruit.com’s IR Decoder examples. Be sure to check them out if you do a lot of electronics projects!
This week I learned how to build a Fire Tornado!
This week I built a Jacob’s Ladder in a double helix shape! It only takes a neon sign transformer, a block of wood, and some copper tubing.