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February 26, 2016 AT 6:00 pm

Gesture Based TV Remote Control using Raspberry Pi and Skywriter HAT @Raspberry_Pi #piday #raspberrypi

Thank you Frederick Vandenbosch for sending us this great project!

Seeing my children mastering swiping, touching and tapping on the tablet, gave me the idea of making a gesture based TV remote control. Using the Raspberry Pi, the Skywriter HAT from Pimoroni and an IR LED, this was made possible rather easily. Here’s how I did it …

Raspberry Pi
Preparing the Raspberry Pi is the same as always. I flashed the latest Raspbian Jessie image onto a 8GB microSd card using “dd”.

For this project, I’m using the Raspberry Pi A+ as it has the exact same form factor as the Skywriter HAT.

Read the full tutorial here!


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