Gaurav Chaudhary writes:
This little project will demonstrate how you can build NEC protocol based Infrared Remote Control to use with various NEC Protocol IR receivers. actually there are lots of projects out there to accomplish this task but i have to write my own code because of too many requests on this IR(infrared) Remote Control Relay Board with PIC 12F675 Microcontroller people keep asking “Where is the Transmitter for this” although you can use any NEC protocol based remote ,but i just wanted to build one by my self. so here it is.
NEC Protocol Infrared remote control with a microcontroller - [Link]
Irdroid v2.0 is advanced version of the Irdroid remote control hardware. The unit is standalone, powered by 12V DC adapter and it has a bluetooth communication module. The unit features a infra-red remote control for android and a Bluetooth Music receiver in one. The module can be used simultaneously to control home TV/AV equipment and to turn any speaker into a wireless bluetooth speakers.
Irdroid v2.0 – universal remote for Android - [Link]
For use with my home theater PC I developed an IR Transceiver by combining 2 projects (Receiver, Blaster). Note that this device may be taxing of your serial port, I take no responsibility for any damage you cause to your equipment. That said, I’ve provided PDF’s of the silkscreen, copper layout, and the Eagle PCB files.
IR Remote Control Transceiver- [Link]
Power Pic RGB with Infrared remote control is a circuit that generates many colors using a RGB LED and fades between them.
The concept comes from Pic RGB project  where the goal was to develop a fading algorithm between different colors, randomly generated.
Being its third evolution, this time the goal is to use a remote control to change the colors, either by choosing a specific color or by selecting an automatic color fading mode, in which the software will keep changing colors over the color spectrum!
PIC RGB Power board with Infrared remote control - [Link]
Michael writes: [via]
Gmote turns Android into a remote control for a computer, allowing users to run movies and music at a distance. It supports all of the standard remote control features such as play, pause, rewind, volume controls etc. It also has a built-in file browser that lets you select what to play.
Source code is open so it maybe possible to expand it to other functions.
Gmote turns Android into a remote control – [Link]
It’s fairly easy to program a replacement keyless entry remote. Even better, what if you have two vehicles the same make, can they use the same remote? Absolutely! Also when the battery goes bad remotes may require to be re paired with the vehicle.
Programming a Replacement Keyless Entry Remote – [Link]
In general, an IR remote control jammer is a device that produces non-visual (infrared) light “noise” of specific frequency, in order to confuse IR receivers, and thus disable (jam) their remote controls. An IR R-C jammer does not harm any of the devices. You can imagine an IR jammer as a loudspeaker near you (the IR transmitter) and a friend of yours (IR receiver) that is some 10 meters away. If the loudspeaker is loud enough, then your friend will not understand what you are saying.
IR Remote Control Jammer Review – [Link]
Mario writes: [via]
To show the basic principal I used a remote wall socket which normally is switched with a remote via a radio frequency of 433 MHz. What I wanted was to have an Arduino controlling the remote switch to turn on/off the wall socket.
Mario started with a commercial remote wall socket normally operated by RF, and hacked it by replacing the RF controller with a 4N35 optocoupler to open and close the switch.
All that was left to do was to write an Arduino sketch that listens to the Serial port for incoming data to switch the circuit, a small desktop program which transmits the control data, and as a bonus a small Android app which sends the switching state to the desktop program. To prepare your device/remote for being switched externally, you first have to desolder the buttons. In my remote the circuit layout was pretty simple and I could desolder the buttons pretty easily.
Android / Arduino controlled remote wall socket – [Link]
This month, Shawn Blaszak, at Pumping Station: One, shows how to convert a standard TV remote control to solar power. Leave your remote sitting on a sunny windowsill and let it top off the charge in your batteries while you are away from the TV. [via]
Solar Powered Remote Control – [Link]