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Questions tagged [remote-control]

For questions related to the remote control of devices and the design of remote controls.

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Why do RC applications use such a small PWM duty cycle?

I know that RC applications, such as a drone, use PWM signals to drive the motors. This PWM signal is mostly 50 Hz (0.02 s). The pulse itself varies from 1 ms to 2 ms. So a 1 ...
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Linear Oscillator Frequency Problem

I was doing one of the problem sets when I stumbled upon this gem. I know that for oscillation to occur, the gain has to be greater than 1. The loop gain I computed is Could anyone suggest any ...
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Rc network placing R before C vs after

simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab Using a rc network to smooth a PWM signal from a microcontroller, to a true analogue voltage. What will be the effect of having the ...
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Remote Control Program for ATMEGA168P circuit

Hello I will make maybe a fool questions. I have this diagram: This diagram is to turn on/off led lights, make blink via remote control. Now the questions are: 1.-What kind of remote control I can ...
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PIC 16F57 and T0CKI pin

I've been working on a remote control made out of a PIC 16F57. The PIC will wake up on every keypress, send the IR code and go back to sleep. the remote is working fine, unfortunately I forgot to tie ...
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Calculating RC oscillator frequency

I'm working through an old Popular Electronics article, trying to apply and learn some of the math behind the project. Math for the clock pulse generator frequency has me stumped; wondering if anyone ...
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Will LiFePo4 work with ESC for LiPo?

Im just a little bit confused wether if LiFe batteries will work the same with an ESC (Electronic Speed controller) Whats making me confused is that in the description they only talk about LiPo ...
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Electronic hit detection

I'm building various r/c vehicles like warplanes, tanks, auto-turrets, etc. and I want to fit some of them with some kind of a weapon. I've decided an air soft gun is a good choice. So, mounting and ...
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How will the current move?

I hope I've come to the right forum about this... I'm planning on building an e-bike using RC components, except I'm not going to use a transmitter and receiver. Instead, I'll use a Servo Tester to ...
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Charging an RC circuit with two different Voltages?

I am giving step input voltages of value 10V and 5V to an RC circuit. Will it take equal time to charge the capacitor to its's final value? OR 5v will take more time to charge and 10v will take ...
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Generate TTL-level reset pulse from RS-232 level signal

(My knowledge of analog circuit design is severely limited). I am trying to generate a reset pulse for an AVR microcontroller. The reset is active LOW, and the maximum threshold voltage is 0.9V, with ...
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Ceiling fan speed control

I have heard it said that a ceiling fan with a built in three speed manual switch should be set on the high speed setting when using an electronic speed control. I have not found an answer as to why ...
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Reprogrammable Remote Power Supply Raspberry Pi Monitor and Control

I currently have a reprogrammable power supply (HCS-3400) hooked up to be controlled remotely from an control/monitor app provided by the power supply company, Manson. The supply is connected via USB ...
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Best approach for reverse engineering an RF Remote for a newbie

As part of a larger project, I would like to be able to replay signals of this remote. It's a remote for a temperature controller, operating at 433MHz and it looks like it's using ASK modulation. ...
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LED Remote, Isolating 2 channels

I previously had a simple remote that allowed me to turn the LED strips on my motorcycle on and off when parked, which then I also wired in a separate relay so that the strips turn on with the ...
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Can any remote be used with an RC car? [closed]

I just bought this awesome H2 Hummer RC for $2 at a garage sale (the battery alone that was inside is worth about $100.). The motor works fine and the car is in excellent shape but it did not come ...
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Volume control?

Thank you for looking at my question. I have an electronics background from the military but I'm no engineer. I am trying to design a sound system with remote wired volume control in a chair. There ...
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How can I connect a phone battery to TV remote control? [closed]

I have an old tv with an IR remote control. It has become quite bothering for me to change the remote control's batteries every other week. I thought to myself why not connect a Chinese phone battery (...
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ATmega32 withRC filter and OpAmp

In my circuit (picture below), ATMEGA32 output is connected to a RC filter (R=100K, C=10uF 63V) to non-inverting terminal of OpAmp (LT1006). OpAmp is configured as voltage follower (Buffer Amplifier). ...
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Is a 600+Hz R/C Servo/ESC refresh rate possible?

In the R/C multirotor scene, the trend at the moment is to have very high refresh rates on your ESCs (speed controllers). My understanding of how servos/ESCs are driven is a 1-2ms pulse is sent to ...
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Common mode RC filter of High-BW differential line

I'm using a fully differential analogue chain, using 20Hz HP, 3MHz LP and x2 Gain. My signal of interest is fully differential with a 200KHz fast modulation and a 100Hz sawtooth ramp. The high ...
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Is a toy's remote controller interchangeable?

This Christmas I'm buying a couple people remote controlled quadcopters. Then it hits me. Is there a possibility that the different remote controllers will crosstalk and wind up controlling a robot ...
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What is the name of the protocol(s) used to let an automatic garage door opener know which button I've pushed on the wall control panel? [closed]

The wired wall control panel in my garage has only 2 wires connected to it. Yet somehow it acts different when I push the big "door" button than when I push the "light" button or the "lock" button. ...
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Help converting analog potentiometer to digital

I have a 3 dial motor control assembly that is using 3 potentiometers to control 3 independent 110v motors speed. The label on the pots read TO50K 1339 (first O has a "S" like shape inside). I have ...
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How to “push buttons” on voltage ladder?

I have a quite simple task I can't wrap my head around. I have an old home 5.1 sound system with optical input that plays sounds from my media center. Its remote broke, and while I tried to fix it, I ...
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Why are the charge and discharge rate of Lihium Polymer Batteries different?

I have a 3S 1.3MAH Lithium Polymer battery with a 25C discharge rate, and a 5C charge rate.From what i know, the discharge rate is the rate at which the battery can be safely ischarged( i.e how many ...
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What bluetooth chip / type should be used for a remote control car? [closed]

I am building a small remote control car to be controlled by bluetooth (iOS and Android). I am having a custom circuit board built, and I want to know what bluetooth chip I should get. I would like ...
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Length of a 40MHz antenna

A few days ago I had the brilliant idea of replacing the ugly antenna of a 40MHz car remote control with an extendable one. Now the range decreased from 50 meters to 3-4m. I don't know exactly what I ...
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Preventing Reset during ESD

I would like to design a RC filter to prevent reset to a SoC during a ESD strike. Assuming the reset net is by default low. And the reset comes from a separate board which connects to the main board (...
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Is it possible to use a XBee module to controll a quadcopter? [closed]

I'm thinking to design my own quadcopter and wondered if it's possible to use a XBee module to control the drone? The reason I'm thinking about an XBee module is because I want to be able to plug it ...
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How to make power supply to 434MHz receiver module more stable on RC car?

Following the recommendations I got on my last question about troubleshooting communications in my RC car, I probed the +5V power pin of my RF 434MHz receiver module with my oscilloscope. Below is a ...
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RC toy car RF signal drops out when at full speed

Short version (TL;DR): I need help troubleshooting the radio communication of an RC car that I made. Every 5s or so, the connection drops out and the car spends about 1s without receiving instructions ...
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How do I hold a signal high from one high pulse?

Assuming I send a signal wirelessly to a receiver connected to a fan. if the receiver detects that a pulse is there, it switches on the fan. the fan should stay on until it detects another high pulse, ...
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Does a 40 MHz radio frequency have any interference to Bluetooth signal?

From my understanding, the Bluetooth signal is using a 2.4 GHz frequency. However, when someone is playing with a 40 MHz RC vehicle, the Bluetooth signal keep on getting interrupted or disconnected. ...
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RF remote with three buttons

I am trying to create an RF remote that has 6 buttons but the RF encoder only has 4 inputs. Is this possible and preferably I would not like to use a separate chip. This is what I am using: http://...
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Specs of HK-TR6A remote controller receiver

I'm trying to use a 2.4 GHz digital 6 channel remote controller to send signals to an Arduino UNO R3 board. The receiver is the HK-TR6A-V2. I can't find any information on what each pin input/output ...
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BLDC motor control PCB

I am trying to make a PCB to control a Sensorless Brushless motor. I just wanted to know if it looks right. The IC I am using is a TB6588FG it has a 2.5A peak output current. I want to use it with ...
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Using Bluetooth 4.0/LE verses RF

I am asking this question in hopes to get a solid answer from anyone who has direct experience dealing with the most recent RF as well as Bluetooth 4.0/LE developments. What I am essentially trying ...
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Understanding circuit : Output of a CD4017 with 1N4148 diode and RC circuit

I'm reading a circuit on a magazine (look at circuit below) and i don't understand , why the author put a 1N4148 diode and a RC circuit at the output of CD4017 , what is the operations of the RC ...
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Replay Philips Livingcolors remote signal

I have a Phillips Living Colors Lamp, which comes with a remote control. I'd like to be able to capture/replay the signal of the remote control so I can control the lamp with a microcontroller (...
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Why does PC still get a little power from power socket turned off through remote control? [closed]

I have bought a power supply device to remote-control the power consumption at home. This works very well, however the PC has a little blue power light that keeps blinking from time to time even ...
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Eflite Reciever Hack

I have the Eflite ELFH1025 reciever and remote I stripped from an RC Heli I had. The thing is that it wants to control everything and to make sure every component of the heli is functional before it ...
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RC LED “Bathroom occupied” indicator

I want to build a little LED indicator for my bathroom door. The basic idea is that when a person sits or stands next to the toilet, a little transmitter signals it wirelessly to the LED diode which ...
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Cloning Keeloq remote keyless entry system

Our house and a few other share the same gate, which is opened remotely by a 433Mhz transmitter. Unfortunately, we only get one remote per house, and we have two car. The company operating the gate ...
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Sequence multiple IR remote commands (button presses)

A bit of a story here: I would like to be able to quickly and easily turn on/off captioning on the cable TV box. Normally this would require 10(!) button presses. It's hard to be sure, but I expect ...
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Relay protection with MOV and RC Snubber

I am going to build a protection circuit for a 240 volt pump motor. It is believed that when the relay cuts out the motor generates voltage back into the relay and burns out the contacts. It has ...
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Can't get transistor to work correctly as a switch

What I'm trying to achieve: I have a 5V PWM signal that either needs to be left as-is, or converted into an analog 0-5V signal. How am I planning to achieve this? The PWM to analog conversion is ...
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Radio frequency signal transmitter

I lost the remote of an RC helicopter. I want to make a remote and know about the circuit. I am searching for this component which has three legs beside the LED in the pic. Would someone help me ...
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Activate garage remote via an Arduino

I have a RF remote control for the garage that I would like to control via Arduino. With a multimeter, I detected around 3v across the button. I have soldered two wired on either side of one of the ...
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How to switch a transistor when a radio signal is received?

I have a circuit which switches on by sending current to the base of one of its transistors. I'm trying to make receiver which can receive signals from a AM transmitter and send current to base of ...