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LiesOfXIII
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 3:17 am    Post subject: Remote on/off switch Reply with quote

I've been thinking of throwing something together for a remote on/off switch for my room light (I'm too cheap for X10)
I plan on moving soon so I don't want to hardwire anything.
I was thinking of using an actuator to move the light switch up and down, and use some kind of remote using an IR led and IR receiver.
I really don't know where to start, any links or tips would be great Smile
thnx guys

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Alan
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 6:43 pm    Post subject: Re: Remote on/off switch Reply with quote

LiesOfXIII wrote:
I've been thinking of throwing something together for a remote on/off switch for my room light (I'm too cheap for X10)
I plan on moving soon so I don't want to hardwire anything.
I was thinking of using an actuator to move the light switch up and down, and use some kind of remote using an IR led and IR receiver.
I really don't know where to start, any links or tips would be great Smile
thnx guys

-XIII


You could use something like this from Rentron
http://www.rentron.com/remote_control/TINY-IR2.htm



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gr3nades
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 26, 2006 5:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

perhaps these can help for the IR part >

receiver:
http://www.vellemanusa.com/us/enu/product/view/?id=500341

transmitter:
http://www.vellemanusa.com/us/enu/product/view/?id=500343




im a huge "velleman" fan.. its easy, cheap, and when done correctly, it works :p
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Alan
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2007 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stumbled on this today, might help.

http://www.makezine.com/blog/archive/2007/01/how_to_universa.html
http://www.instructables.com/id/ERDS5XTGSYEX504D0O

Uses this cool chip
http://simerec.com/SIS-1%20technicals.html
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adscorp
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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2007 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is sort of offtopic, but does anyone know how they get those light switches to turn on and off when you clap?
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Alan
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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2007 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

adscorp wrote:
This is sort of offtopic, but does anyone know how they get those light switches to turn on and off when you clap?


http://www.chia.com/clapper.html

I am sure it just has a small microphone and a simple circuit that detects the frequency and duration of a clap. Back then I am sure it is fully analog, so it would be very different if it was made today.

That beer launching fridge would have been cooler if it was clap activated.
http://hackedgadgets.com/2007/02/26/robotic-beer-launching-fridge/
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