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A homemade remote control with Cherry keyswitches

On the Facelesstech blog, comes the design for an infrared remote using Cherry keyswitches:

I’ve got a TV in my garage that I use to test things out on, I lost the remote for it, when I did find it, it had seen better days. This got me thinking that I should just make my own with just the basic functionally that I need.

Hardware

  • Arduino pro mini
  • MX cherry blue keys x5
  • GX-12 5pin connector
  • TP4056 USB C charger
  • DD0505MD DCDC boost
  • IR LED 940nm
  • IR receiver
  • Lipo
  • 3 way switch

With most projects I try to introduce A new part or a new way of doing something, This time it’s the MX cherry blue keys I’m using as buttons. I could have just used boring clicky button which would have made it much smaller but I wanted to try using these as button to see how well they work. I have also got a 3d printer while doing this project which makes it easy to make custom keycaps for it.

As for the case, a 3D print is used as an enclosure for a project.

See the video below, the blog post for the details and GitHub for the project code and designs.


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