Questions tagged [remote-control]

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

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A curious 433 MHz signal to decode

I bought a cheap set of remote controlled power sockets and I want to integrate them into my home automation system. So I got a 433 MHz receiver for 1€, connected it to my Arduino and tried to decode ...
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Headphone jack IR transmitter not working reliably

I'm working on a project to build a remote control app for some IR controlled toys like DeskPets, Robosapien, TOMY etc. including an IR transmitter that (hopefully) has a very high range. I built an ...
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Electric skateboard ESC and homemade battery pack

I am building an electric skateboard and it requires an 80A ESC and 22.2V Li-po battery to run. I found a video where a guy connected a bunch of 18650 Lithium Ion cells in series to form an equivalent ...
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High side RC ESC switch

I've been designing a test bench for RC propulsion systems and for that I thought it would be nice to be able to switch the power to the ESC on/off. For this I designed a simple circuit which I ...
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Switch LEDs with Servo control signal / PWM

I have a RC receiver that produces a PWM signal for hobby servos (specs below). I would like to control some LED lighting with it. What are my options? I obviously do care about weight, like I do ...
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Remote Operation of Toggle Switch

I'm working in a laboratory environment, where we need to change the state of a few toggle-switches from time to time. As we want more and more remote control in our lab, these toggle-switches need to ...
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Difference between lower and higher current rated ESCs and electric skateboard questions

I am starting a project and would like to build an electric skateboard. Here are the specs for the parts that I have gathered so far: a. Two 90mm wheels that each contain a built-in BLDC motor. The ...
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How to switch on PixMob-like led bracelet?

I've a led bracelet, which was switched on and controlled by concert organizer (the bracelet called 'fanband' and according to the official site controlled either by special remote or by sound). I ...
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Add li-poly battery to projects

I would like to upgrade my RC project, changing from common AA batteries to li-poly. I've chosen them because I always see them in RC planes/cars. My model would require 7.2/9V and a max instantaneous ...
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Help identifying an MCU

Attached you find a photo of an MCU. It is used in an remote controller of an home automation application. It is a low-power an low-cost product. I think the package is TSSOP30. 500T 1531XX00 JAPAN ...
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Protocol used by tankless water heater remote control

Edit: see my main thread here Reverse-engineering asynchronous serial protocol for EcoSmart Tankless Water Heater I'm using an EcoSmart ECO 11 electric tankless water heater in a hydronic system. ...
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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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Quadcopter plummeted into the ocean

We have a quad copter which had an arm partially detach mid-flight, which in turn destabilized the vehicle, plummeting it into the ocean. After two hours of searching we were finally able to recover ...
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Use a waveform that is saved on a Siglent SDG1032X using Python Sockets

I'm trying to use a waveform that I already saved on my Siglent SDG1032X function generator. The Siglent is connected to a DSO-X 2004A oscilloscope that is used to visualize the waveform. I'm using ...
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Help me identify this component in an RF transmitter

This is from a 2-channel RF Transmitter FlySky FS-GT2. I think the antenna's wire should be soldered onto this RF transmitter PCB, flat silver component, however, I do not know where to solder because ...
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RC PWM question - dimming LEDs

I have some automotive LEDs that I put onto an RC car. I use the RC car's 4S LiPo (14.8v) to power the LEDs and they are great. I use a hobby PWM relay board to turn them on and off and that's slick; ...
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How to identify a 2.4Ghz RF chip from LED panel remote (Albrillo)

I am attempting to identify two chips used in a remote control that enables the use of LED panels. I am trying to automate the turn on/turn off without using the remote by emitting the same RF message ...
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How to reattach LCD to pcb that has power but no data?

Where do the lcd data connectors actually attach? I have been researching to attach lcd to pcb but every example I find has notiable pins from thw lcd. I can see the pins on the board but how do they ...
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Issue with wiring eMylo remote control switch

My eMylo switch has five electric sockets (which can be wired.) The wiring diagram shows that the input positive (anode - the red wire from the 12 DC power) must be wired to the most right socket of ...
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Does anyone know about this IC/chip from and RC helicopter?

I have an RC helicopter toy (FastLane RC Pro Flight Helicopter) which I had to disassemble for fixing. I have a chip/IC on the pcb board of that helicopter. On the chip it says 103FMTB11. I would ...
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Is running 4 18650 batteries in parallel too much current for a small RC circuit with the same voltage?

I built this small RC deadbolt lock and everything works great, however, I need to fix the issue of battery life before it is finished. Originally the circuit had a 3.7V, 800 mAh battery. I would like ...
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How do I send a signal from my computer to my USB antenna

I'm trying to make an RC car that can be controlled by my computer. The heart of the car is a simple mother board from an old toy. It basically accepts a signal 49MHz from a controller with a 9V ...
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Troubleshooting IR emitters using an Arduino

I've been trying to get an Arduino to replicate my air conditioner remote signal for quite a while and I'm almost giving up just based on how annoying this task is. First things first: The Arduino I'...
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Simulate press on a rubber button infrared remote control with a Raspberry Pi

I'm stuck. I'm trying to use a Raspberry Pi to simulate a button press on an infrared remote control that uses conductive rubber buttons in order to control/automate a toy with Python. Really grateful ...
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Trying to figure out an RC Plane Solar Charger

So for a project I am looking at making a solar charge controller for a 3S Li-Ion battery system used in an RC Plane. The issue I am running into now is that I am unsure how to go about designing the ...
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How to overdrive a 5W IR LED for laser tag

I am a bit of a noob regarding electronics, but hey, I guess I need to start somewhere. Here is the premise: I want to build the Arduino Laser Tag Link: and all went fine until I stumbled upon ...
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How to make a pairing and mode button on a remote control receiver

I'm working on a remote control project and have come across many different RF receiver/transmitter modules. Many have a pairing/mode button on the receiver that serves to pair the receiver and ...
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time constant of rc circuit

How to calculate time constant of this circuit. .. and how the time constant of C1 and C2 are related
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Wiring Diagram Help - 6v 'Power-Wheels' Ride-On Upgrade

Hello, I have a 6v Ride On toy car that I want to upgrade to 12v without upgrading the entire electrical system as it is only design for 6v. My issue? I'm not in the electrical trade and i'm trying to ...
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Can I replace the 433mhz modules on my homemade remote controller with a nrf24 transreciever

I built a simple 4 channel 433mhz transmitter and reciever because I can't afford a remote controller, the range is limited to 3 feet and nrf24 transreciever have longer range, so my question is can I ...
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NPN transistor doesn't work when base gets more voltage

I'm working on a project to control my tv with voice commands. I disassembled the remote control and i want to replace the physical switches that are beneath the buttons with transistors, so that i ...
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How do I emit an arbitrary 2.4GHz radio wave

I'm looking to create a microcontroller that would allow me to drive my ceiling lamp that is controlled by 2.4GHz remote. The end goal is to integrate it with home automation tools, and forget about ...
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RS HMP4040 doesn't answer on emulated COM port

I try to control my NMP4040 via USB-emulated serial COM port. I have downloaded the driver from here. And I have assigned the driver to the device: I have connected to ...
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Doorbell hack - remote unlock door

We need to use the audio output of a wireless doorbell to trigger a stable DC voltage which is going to keep switched a 3.3V DC relay as long as the audio output is present. The relay is supposed to ...
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Looking for a micro slide switch On/Off guard that will work on a vintage RC transmitter

I have a very old New in the Box RC transmitter but some of the plastic items are a bit brittle. Any ideas?
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I want to use logic analyzer to learn remote control IR codes

I've just ordered this generic logic analyzer (didn't get it yet). Does the specs (channels/speed/accuracy) of such a cheap analyzer can be used to analyze IR remote control code sequences so I'll be ...
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Infrared device responds to multiple remotes/"wrong" codes

I have multiple IR devices controlled by my Raspberry Pi: LED strip HDMI input switcher I used irrecord/mode2 to build a config file and both devices respond properly to the raw codes I found. ...
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Automate sequence of different remote control presses

I've got the following setup I would like to automate: Press button A on a remote to turn the alarm system off Press button A on a remote to open the garage door Press button A on a remote to close ...
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Selecting RC filter components for half wave rectifier

I have a circuit where Input is a Sine pulse of 40V Amplitude and the circuit is as shown: After redtifier diode , there is a RC FILTER. I have used a tantalum capacitor and 0603 resistor. I was ...
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220 volt ac to 12 v dc converter without voltage regulator

I want to design Additional RC Filter. My input is 220V AC and I want to observe 12 V DC output. I am designing 100 Hz with a full-wave bridge rectifier. My question how can I find the output of ...
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Inducted LED control circuit design

I would like to build a circuit to control 4 LEDs via an inducted current. I would like the inducted current to provide the power for the LEDs, however I would like the LEDs to be lit in a certain ...
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How to Increase Velocity of a Servo motor, relative to resistance?

I am building a RC car which increase its speed to compensate any obstacle on its way. A simple 4 wheel RC car, with current sensor on the two front wheels, when an obstacle is placed in front of the ...
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Locating ground and other pins on circuit board

I am a beginner attempting to learn how to hack RC cars like is demonstrated in this video. My problem is I can't spot the ground pin and the other pins related to the wheel drive functions except I ...
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WEMO switch and Sodium lighting

Why can't the WEMO switch from Belkin be used with sodium discharge lights? I am investigating the purchase of a switch to remote control some driveway lights which I believe are sodium discharge ...
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Simple remote-controlled momentary switch

I need to create a momentary switch which is controlled remotely, preferably through IR from an old TV remote control (if possible), in order to answer my office door buzzer without getting up. On ...
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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 ...
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Throttling of Electronic Speed Controller with 6S lipo

Thanks for having look at this. I had an turnigy 150A ESC and 2000KV bldc motor. I calibrated ESC and it happened perfectly. I connected 3S lipo to ESC and increased the throttle from 1100uS to 2000uS....
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Is it reasonable a remote control works after being heated?

The remote control of my TV set is failing and I probably have to buy a new one soon. I changed battery, including from other device that is working, and there was no improvement. But it is ...