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Build a Universal Remote Control Using a Raspberry Pi Zero W and LIRC @Raspberry_Pi #PiDay #RaspberryPi

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Build a universal remote control with web interface using a Raspberry Pi, LIRC, and just a few components. I needed one because the remote in my house tends to go missing a lot. My mother-in-law’s remote for her cable box broke and I don’t know why she doesn’t just go get the free replacement so she grabs the one in our living room and sometimes doesn’t return it. Also, my kids would misplace the controller from time to time. So if I want the controller, I have to hunt down 3 people and hope one of them remembers that they took the remote.

Another bonus to building the remote to control the TV, cable box, and dvd player, I realized that I can control our living room tower fan since it too has an IR remote control. If the device has an IR receiver, you can control it with this universal remote.

This Instructable entails a bit of hardware and software but is well worth it in the end not having to hunt down a controller and just control everything from your computer or phone’s browser.

See full breakdown here!


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