Homemade Roku Remote Uses Roku External Control API & HUZZAH ESP8266
This is a rad project – with thorough explanation and accompanying Github repo – by Nicolas Chourrout over on Medium.com that builds a homemade Roku remote around the HUZZAH ESP8266 breakout (and micro-lipo charger) along with some other tech, including our 4×4 matrix keypad (with remapped and stickered keys) for intentionally bulkifying the remote compared to the slender and sleek stock remote most Roku customers are accustomed to.
The Roku TV is perfect for watching Netflix but I don’t like the remote. Although the little box is small and easy to use, the infrared range is pretty bad. I almost always reach out for the iOS app instead.
8-6-2021 (August 6, 2021) is the Snakiest day of the year and it’s also this year’s CircuitPython Day! The day highlights all things CircuitPython and Python on Hardware. See you there!
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.