Control your LEDs with your TV remote?! || Arduino IR Tutorial

In this project I will show you how I repurposed the useless buttons on my TV remote to control the LEDs behind my TV. You can also use this technique to control all sorts of things with a bit of code editing. I will also talk a bit about the theory of how an infrared transmitter and an infrared receiver communicates with each other. Let's get started.

Step 1: Watch the video!

The video gives you all the info you need about the theory of this project and the practical implementation. So watch carefully.

But in the following steps I will also present you my parts list with example sellers and the schematic, code,.... to make your life easier if you want to build this.

Step 2: Order your parts!

Control your LEDs with your TV remote?! || Arduino IR Tutorial

Here you can find most of the parts that you will need to complete this buid.

Ebay:

1x Arduino Nano:http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

2x 10k Resistor:http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

1x 100µF Capacitor:http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

1x DC Jack:http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

1x IRLZ44N N-channel MOSFET:http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

1x IR Receiver (TSOP4838):http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

1x Veroboard:http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

RGB LED strip (common anode):http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

Power Supply (12V 3A):http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

Amazon.de:

1x Arduino Nano:http://amzn.to/1tgG8ux

2x 10k Resistor:http://amzn.to/1zknpuw

1x 100µF Capacitor:http://amzn.to/1wnBpS0

1x DC Jack:http://amzn.to/1x5ReSt

1x IRLZ44N N-channel MOSFET:http://amzn.to/1tgGBgl

1x IR Receiver (TSOP4838):http://amzn.to/1rkolRN

1x Veroboard:http://amzn.to/1rkoswO

RGB LED strip (common anode):http://amzn.to/1A9iSPM

Power Supply (12V 3A):http://amzn.to/1rkrmSn

Amazon.com:

1x Arduino Nano:http://amzn.to/1xkMTNb

2x 10k Resistor:http://amzn.to/1A9l0H7

1x 100µF Capacitor: http://amzn.to/13xShyw

1x DC Jack:http://amzn.to/1rkq49Y

1x IRLZ44N N-channel MOSFET:http://amzn.to/1CQkAFh

1x IR Receiver (TSOP4838):http://amzn.to/13xSD8C

1x Veroboard:http://amzn.to/1AN5kJQ

RGB LED strip (common anode):http://amzn.to/13xSXE8

Power Supply (12V 3A): http://amzn.to/1xgDwuY

Step 3: Build the circuit!

Control your LEDs with your TV remote?! || Arduino IR Tutorial
Control your LEDs with your TV remote?! || Arduino IR Tutorial
Control your LEDs with your TV remote?! || Arduino IR Tutorial

Here you can find the schematic for the circuit. You can make your own board layout for this but you can also just use mine instead. It should work without any problems

Step 4: Program the Arduino Nano!

Here you can find the code/sketch for the Arduino Nano. Make sure you upload it before you start testing.

And don't forget to download the IR library for the Arduino: https://github.com/shirriff/Arduino-IRremote

Control your LEDs with your TV remote?! || Arduino IR Tutorial
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Step 5: Success!

You did it. Now you can control everything with your TV remote and never have to get off your couch!

Feel free to check out my Youtube channel for more awesome projects:

http://www.youtube.com/user/greatscottlab

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