Carl Burks is a software developer for a global financial institution. With over ten years experience in technology and software development for financial organizations and over twenty years of software experience, Carl Burks provides articles, musings and insight into technology issues, software development, and other selected topics.

Infrared remote


Carl Burks

Lately I've been watching a lot of Ben Heck on Youtube. Also I got a new soldering iron for my birthday. Both of these have contributed to my desire to do more electronic projects. I lose television remotes more often that I care to admit, but soon I hope to remove that problem entirely. I've order a few parts and plan on building an IR capture device to store the codes from my existing remotes. Then I'm going to attach an IR emitter to my computer so I can control things from it.

Wikipedia's Article on infrared communication

Blog post about IR Arduino Library

Probably going to use my Arduino Micro Pro to drive things and control it with PySerial from my laptop.

I'm thinking about building a container which will hang off the laptop opposite the webcam.

I hope to post more later or perhaps start adding embeded YouTube videos of my projects.

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