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How to Hack IR Remotes

How to Hack IR Remotes © GPL3+

Replace all your IR remotes control with an Arduino.

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Components and supplies

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Arduino UNO
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IR LED
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IR receiver (generic)
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Bluetooth Module( HM-10 or Bluefruit)
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General Purpose Transistor NPN
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About this project

Hack IR Remotes using Arduino!

What can you do with this project?

  • Replace all you remote controls with your Arduino.
  • Create your own universal IR remote control with Arduino+Bluetooth shield or module.
  • Send and receive infrared signals with any protocol.
  • Store your IR database in your phone.
  • Auto-connect to Arduino.
  • Sort and rename each IR button.
  • Change icon of each IR button.
  • Open source Arduino code.

What devices can you control using this app?

  • You can control most IR devices!

What do you need?

  • Arduino board (Uno, Mega, Leonardo, Nano, Pro).
  • Infrared LED
  • Infrared receiver
  • NPN transistor
  • Bluetooth BLE module or shield
  • Arduino Sketch (URL provided inside the app)

How to do it?

  • This is a DIY solution.
  • Upload the Arduino Code to your Arduino.
  • Wire the Bluetooth module, IR LED and receiver as per the wiring diagram.
  • Open the app, search for Bluetooth modules, select then press connect.
  • Enable "IR receiver" button from the app settings tab.
  • Bring any remote that you want to hack.
  • Start sending command to Arduino and see the magic!

Tested on iOS with:

  • Bluetooth module or shield (HM-10, TI, CC2541, Bluefruit LE UART or SPI, Feather 32u4 Bluefruit)
  • Arduino (Uno, Leo, Mega, Pro, Nano, Micro, Feather Bluefruit)
  • IR transmitter (Any kind will work)
  • IR receiver ( VS1838b or any compatible IR receiver)

Tested on Android with:

  • Bluetooth module or shield (HC-05, HC-06, HM-10, TI, CC2541, Bluefruit LE UART or SPI, Feather 32u4 Bluefruit)
  • Arduino (Uno, Leo, Mega, Pro, Nano, Micro, Feather Bluefruit)
  • IR transmitter (Any kind will work)
  • IR receiver ( VS1838b or any compatible IR receiver)

Code

Schematics

HM-10 Wiring Diagram
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Bluefruit UART Wiring Diagram
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HC-06 or HC-05 Wiring Diagram
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