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July 4, 2009 AT 11:24 am

World Smallest TV-B-Gone clone

Pt 2028
Marcus writes

I really like TV-B-Gone by Mitch Altman. The idea to have an universal remote to switch off any TV set is just marvelous! But for some real sneaky operation I wanted a much smaller version which perfectly fits into my pocket. So how about a small experiment how small you can go (and still solder by hand). So here it is: (most probably) the world smallest implementation of TV-B-Gone:

The µTVBG is based on the ATTINY85 implementation by Lady Ada. I just downloaded the schematics and replaced some parts, reduced the number of IR diodes and did a new board layout. Nothing special. Even the firmware works unchanged.The whole board measures a mere 1.4 cm to 2.5 cm – small enough to fit in in every pocket.

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  1. I do not want to be picky, but I am Marcus not Clive 😉

    But nice to see that you like it.

  2. whoops, all fixe

  3. How’s the range?

  4. when will this be available as a kit?

    this would make a great SMT introductory kit.

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