Having the ability to control various appliances inside or outside of your house wirelessly is a huge convenience, and can make your life much easier and fun. RF remote control provides long range of up to 200m / 650ft and it works even through the walls. You can control many low voltage gadgets including motors, RC cars, robotic devices, amplifiers or 110V/220V appliances through relays such as lights, fans, AC systems, home appliances, garage doors, security systems, motor-driven curtains, motorized window blinds, door locks, sprinklers, motorized projection screens and anything else you can think of. 4-CH RF remote control is used to turn ON / OFF four different devices independently. Any of the four outputs can be configured to work independently in either toggle or momentary mode. Outputs are buffered by BC549 NPN transistors and can drive low voltage devices directly such us motors or be connected to either 5V or 12V relays to control appliances that use 110V / 220V mains voltage or any voltage of your choice. Multiple remote systems can be used independently to control more than four appliances in the same location by changing the address code on 433MHz receiver and remote. It is also possible to use several remotes to control the same appliance such as garage door.
How many times you needed some remote control to handle some electric device ? many times. There are lot of remote controls like infrared, RF, SMS (like my other circuit) and more. The basic small-range remote controls are 2, Infrared and RF (Radio Frequency). One of the weaks of Infrared is that the signal can not pass the walls. So, if you want to control your garage door, the only way is to use some RF remote control. The circuit (transmitter and receiver) use few components and ordinary (I love few component circuits) . Its easy to build it because you don't have to tune-up any coil or variable capacitor. The RF modules are fix to work in 418MHz area.
On these pages, I will introduce Remote Controller with Radio Frequency. The electric wave sending-out is controlled with the code by PIC for transmission
and the code is deciphered by PIC for receiving.
This project is a 2 channel infrared (IR) remote controlled relay driver with power saving. It works with 12-bit SIRC IR signals as used by Sony remote controls. The board uses Microchip's low cost PIC10F200 microcontroller along with a handful of easy to find components making this possibly the lowest cost remote controlled relay driver around.
This project is a 3-channel IR remote control with 3 output
relay and easy to build. Features: CPU PIC12F629 at 4MHz crystal for Tx/Rx, 3 channel output relay, The Tx use sleep mode for saving battery power, Use Phillips RC5 protocol, distance more than 7 m, Easy circuit to build and assembly
and small amount of components. Uses RC5 protocol which is probably the most used by hobbyists, probably because the wide availability of cheap remote controls and easy to understand.
This is a 3 channel RF remote control project.The transmitter powered by 3V battery(coin size) range about 10 m.
This remote control I use PIC12F509 from Microchip which is a 8-pin single-chip microcontroller designed for low pin count applications with 1 K words flash memory and 41Byte SRAM and some special features such Power-saving Sleep mode,Wake-up from Sleep on pin change.
This IR remote control that you can use to control other devices or circuits up to 8 devices.
The control codes are sent in RC5 format modulated to about 38 kHz carrier frequency.The IR transmitter powered by the CR2016 which is a 3V button Cells Battery CR2016. To extend the life of the battery this is done by putting the CPU into SLEEP mode for most of the time and wake-up only when a key is pressed.
This IR remote control that you can use to control other devices or circuits up to 8 devices.
The control codes are sent in RC5 format modulated to about 38 kHz carrier frequency.The IR transmitter powered by the CR2016 which is a 3V button Cells Battery CR2016.To extend the life of the battery this is done by putting the CPU into SLEEP mode for most of the time and wake-up only when a key is pressed. PIC16F630 is the heart of the transmitter used to send IR command to receiver.It also generate 38KHz carrier frequency.The CR2016 is 3V battery which is supply for the circuit.
When any key not pressed the CPU work in SLEEP mode to reduce baterry power consumption and wake-up only when any key pressed. To wake-up the CPU from SLEEP mode the CPU use interrupt on change feature which interrupted when the state on PORTA change then the program execution after an interrupt is at the interrupt vector, if the global interrupt is not enabled, the program starts executing the first line of code right after the SLEEP instruction.In the interrupt service routine the software will scan the key that pressed and send IR command appropriate with key pressed.
This is an 8 Channel RF Remote Transmitter and Receiver that will allow to remotely control various electronic projects. RF Remote Control provides 2 latched and 6 momentary outputs that could be used to control your favorite devices such as amplifier, robotic devices, RC cars, computer, home appliances, lamps and many other cool gadgets.
This is a 8 channel RF remote control project. The transmitter powered by 5V.the RF module I used had long start-up and power down period after receiving a high pulse. To counter all of this I kept the receiver in constant standby mode, but sending a information all the time. That way the noise is flooded out, and the receiver will always respond. I had been trying all sorts of error detection methods and different ways of encoding the bytes, when I just gave up. Since the link is so noisy I decided to cut out all of the error detection methods and just make it accept anything it receives, and see what happened from there. But what do you know, it worked!
Controlling devices using switches are common. From a few decades controlling devices using remote control switches like infrared remote control switch, wireless remote control switches, light activated switches are becoming popular. But these technologies have their own limitations. Laser beams are harmful to mankind.
Our DTMF decoder can be powered from a 9V battery or from your parallel printer port. It can detect and display all 16 DTMF digits on your computer screen in real-time. The Window's program can be placed in the minimize mode and still detect tones while you use your computer to do other things like Net surfing!!!!
We are now in the process of adding an DTMF decoder which will interface to the sound card gameport
The tone generator (top) uses the 5589 chip and a DIP switch. You can actually hear the tones through the speaker. The bottom circuit uses the 8870 to decode a tone and display its associated number on the 7-segment LED.
This tutorial will not discuss telephone interfacing. Rather it will give you a basic working foundation which you can build upon. The generator/decoder above are tethered together by a single wire. But you can expand upon this foundation for wireless remote control using a microphone. For longer distances maybe you can add a pair of walkie-talkies, generating audible tones into one, and decoding with the other.
Another possibility is to use infrared (IR). Since tones are just electrical pulses, you can replace the speaker with an IR emitter and add an IR detector to the decoder.
H ere is a circuit of a remote control unit which makes use of the radio frequency signals to control various electrical appliances. This remote control unit has 4 channels which can be easily extended to 12. This circuit differs from similar circuits in view of its simplicity and a totally different concept of generating the control signals. Usually remote control circuits make use of infrared light to transmit control signals.
Today, most telephone equipment use
a DTMF receiver IC. One common
DTMF receiver IC is the Motorola
MT8870 that is widely used in electronic
communications circuits. The MT8870 is
an 18-pin IC. It is used in telephones and
a variety of other applications. When a
proper output is not obtained in projects
using this IC, engineers or technicians need
to test this IC separately. A quick testing
of this IC could save a lot of time in research
labs and manufacturing industries
of communication instruments. Hereâ€™s a
small and handy tester circuit for the DTMF
This is a single channel (on / off) universal switch that may be used with any Infra Red remote control that uses wavelengths between 850-950nm.
This is the project of infrared vision system for a toy car. It will project 2 modulated IR beams ahead and detect any reflection of these beams on any obstacle ahead of the car. The circuit will then invert the car's motor for a given time thus changing the direction of advance as it goes in reverse. No special control for steering is necessary as the car has the front wheels' shaft in an eccentric support: when going forward it auto aligns itself, when running backwards the shaft turns and the car describes a curve.
The encoder/decoder parts are to be connected to a transmitter/receiver module which takes care of the transmission of digital signals by radio or infra waves. The communication signal format is designed to be used for radio transmission (it has a constant 50% signal/silence ratio), but it can work with infrared devices as well.
This little project will demonstrate how you can use NEC IR protocol based TV, DVD or VCR remote control to control you home appliances like fan bulb or virtually anything. There are lots of projects out there to accomplish this task but i have to write my own code because of too many requests on IR infrared Remote Control Relay Board with PIC12F675 Microcontroller. There are a number of consumer Infrared protocols out there and they have been used for every single purpose possible, like PDA laptops and other consumer appliances. RC-5 & RC-6 by Phillips, RCA are few examples of consumer IR protocols.
This is a true 'minimalist' remote, having but three functions:
Volume Up, Volume Down and Mute
Volume is controlled by a motorized (motorized for US readers) pot rather than any of the 'digital' pots that now abound, and this was done for a number of very good reasons.
It is the same principle in ALL Infra-Red proximity sensors. The basic idea is to send infra red light through IR-LEDs, which is then reflected by any object in front of the sensor.
Then all you have to do is to pick-up the reflected IR light. For detecting the reflected IR light, we are going to use a very original technique: we are going to use another IR-LED, to detect the IR light that was emitted from another led of the exact same type!
This is an electrical property of Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) which is the fact that a led Produce a voltage difference across its leads when it is subjected to light. As if it was a photo-cell, but with much lower output current.
If you want control the DVD or TV/AV system that located in your living room via the remote control when you sleeping in your Bedroom. this IR extender will achieve this for you. Basically, it works as a repeater that moves the IR signal to a different location. This is an improved IR remote control extender circuit. It has high noise immunity, is resistant to ambient and reflected light and has an increased range from remote control to the extender circuit of about 7 meters. It should work with any domestic apparatus that use 36-38kHz for the IR carrier frequency.
This is another remote control for my RF light switch. Pretty much the same as before but on a smaller PCB. Also ended up putting it in an old Maxim sample box.
I found a couple of button nubs in my junk box so decided to go with those. Even so I had to raise the buttons with pieces of rubber. A piece of tape keeps the buttons from falling out when the box is opened and also adds some tolerance for misalignment.
This is a general purpose remote control project with using programmable PIC microcontrollers (PIC16F628, PIC16F630, PIC16F684). Schematics are shown for using infrared (IR) or radio (RF) media. If you are not familiar with microcontroller programming, you can use fixed encoder and decoder integrated circuits instead. Well-known such IC-s are Holtek HT-12D, HT-12E and Motorola MC145026, MC145027, MC145028.
5 channels are controlled via RF receiver / RF transmitter and PIC12C508 microcontroller.
Here is a circuit of a remote control unit which makes use of the radio frequency signals to control various electrical appliances. This remote control unit has 4 channels which can be easily extended to 12.
This is a simple wireless remote control unit, which was originally designed for a model hovercraft which I was developing with the help of my friend Uday Arya. The project has been discontinued for technical reasons, but this remote control unit survives. The method used seems to be quite popular among many remote control units.
Connect this circuit to any of
your home appliances (lamp,
fan, radio, etc) to make the
appliance turn on/off from a TV, VCD
or DVD remote control. The circuit can
be activated from up to 10 metres.
The 38kHz infrared (IR) rays
generated by the remote
control are received
by IR receiver
module TSOP1738 of
the circuit. Pin 1 of
TSOP1738 is connected
to ground, pin 2 is connected
to the power
supply through resistor
R5 and the output
is taken from pin 3. The
output signal is amplified
by transistor T1
The amplified signal
is fed to clock pin 14 of decade
counter IC CD4017 (IC1). Pin 8 of IC1
is grounded, pin 16 is connected to Vcc
and pin 3 is connected to LED1 (red),
which glows to indicate that the appliance
Here is a teleremote circuit which enables switching on and off of appliances through telephone lines. It can be used to switch appliances from any distance, overcoming the limited range of infrared and radio remote controls.
The circuit described here can be used to switch up to nine appliances (corresponding to the digits 1 through 9 of the telephone key-pad). The DTMF signals on telephone instrument are used as control signals.
This circuit consists of Transmitter and Receiver section. The circuit can be used to control home appliances within a range of 30 meters. In open area, you can expect a range of 100 meters. The circuit comprises HT12 Encoder and Decode IC's. HT12 Encoder is used in the transmitter (remote) circuit where as HT12E is used in receiver circuit. The Encode IC encodes the 4 bits of data and transmit it serially to to RF Transmitter module. These 433Mhz transmitter and receiver modules operate using ASK Modulation.
This is a remote controllable light switch that comes with an RF remote. The only light switch is across the room from my PC and it's a pretty large room. (The building's basically a 1-room apartment) so this works out great with the remote. Of course since I'm using the remote to cut the lights when I go to bed I'm basically using the remote from two places which brings with it the unavoidable annoyance of the remote being in the wrong place all the time. Which means I have to get up and look for it which is effectively as much of an annoyance as it was meant to solve. So I wanted a second controller that would basically be a stationary switch by my bed so I could leave the portable remote around the desk.
You can construct your own long range infrared (IR) wireless remote using Motorola's MC145026 emitter and MC145027 detector chips. With your remote you can control devices up to 20 feet (7 meters) away. It operates similiarly to a TV remote. You just point the emitter at the detector, push a transmit button. The detector then interprets your data signal. You can use this circuit to remotely turn on/off devices (like a motors, relays, home appliances).
The function of the device is very simple. Any IR remote than can be programmed to use the Sony protocol will work. The module outputs the device code (TV/VCR/DVD/AUX) and the button pressed, so the device can be used on as many different projects as your remote has devices (usually four). The numeric keys output the number of the key (0 outputs a 0, etc.). The function keys all output unique numbers. Note that not all buttons are available depending on which device you have selected. The VCR setting seems to use most of the keys on the remote. Also note that the first key pressed after the device is powered up does not output what it should. All subsequent numbers are correct. Luckily, all of the numbers so generated make a number different than any of the key codes, so it doesn't cause any problem. This could even be used to let the device know if it has just been powered up or rebooted. I have no idea why it does this.
Solid State Relays are available almost everywhere these days, however they remain very expensive. Therefore, your efforts to build one yourself pays off. Especially since it only needs a handful components and the circuitry is simple and straightforward. A Solid State Relay is actually not a relay at all. There is no 'relay' present, just the electronics which does the switching. It works the same way as a relay; you can use a low voltage to switch a higher voltage or better. This 'relay' is positioned in between one of the 115/220V AC wires although it is common practice to leave the neutral wire the way it is and switch the phase or hot wire.
This project is an expansion from another project from this website.
On the one side you can read the RC5, RC5X and RC6 codes from remote controls on a LCD and on the other hand you can send all thinkable RC5, RC5X and RC6 codes to a device.
Besides is for this project a PCB layout drew to make it still more easier for you.
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