30 Jul '16, 5pm

Hacklet 118 – Infrared and Universal Remote Controls: The first remote control for a TV was the Zenith Space ...

The first remote control for a TV was the Zenith Space Command back in the 1950’s. Space Command used ultrasonic to control the set. It wasn’t until the 1980’s and the Viewstar cable box that infrared entered the picture. Remote controls spread like wildfire. It wasn’t long before every piece of consumer electronics had one. Coffee tables were littered with the devices. It didn’t take long for universal remotes to hit the scene. [Woz] himself worked on the CL9 Core device, back in 1987. Even in today’s world of smart TV’s and the internet of things, universal remotes are still a big item. Hackers, makers, and engineers are always trying to build a device that works better for them. This week’s Hacklet is about some of the best universal and IR remote projects on Hackaday.io ! We start with [Harikrishna] and zmote . Zmote is an open source WiFi enabled, infrared, 360° remot...

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2016/07/30/hacklet-118-infrared-and-u...

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