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workshops:arduino_for_the_curious:stage_6

Fun with Infrared

Included in your kit is an Infra-red LED that can be used for fun and games with any system that uses an remote control such as a TV.

  • First connect up the circuit as shown, using the small clear LED from your kit rather than a Red LED.

  • Download the software and install it to the “libraries” folder. Open the TVB.pde file and Upload to your Arduino
  • Push the button and use a camera phone to “look at” the LED to check to see if it's blinking.
  • Take this home and try pointing at your TV to see if it switches off. If it doesn't work at first try connecting a 10K resistor from Digital Pin 5 to GND, this will use the EUR codes instead of the US codes.
workshops/arduino_for_the_curious/stage_6.txt · Last modified: 2017-04-05 12:52 (external edit)