How to use an IR receiver and IR remote control without an Arduino?

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  1. ElectroBoy7

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    Hello everyone!
    I've been looking for information about the topic above and I haven't found nothing and I keep wondering how to do so and this is the project I have in mind:

    I want to place a Stepper Motor close to my light's switch and create a circuit with an IR receiver and an IR remote control so when I press a button in the Remote control, the stepper motor rotates a determinate number of degrees to turn on the light and when I press another button it rotates a determinate number of degrees in the other direction to turn off the light. I know this is quite easy to achieve with an Arduino but can I do it with a circuit without using a IC?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. AnalogKid

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    ebay has remote controlled light switches, usually RF based. Or do you really want to build something from scratch? If so, them it will take a little circuitry, and a small power source to run it. Also, two buttons means a way to decode which one has been pressed, a more complex task than a single button that initiates a self-reversing system.

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  3. ElectroBoy7

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  4. mcgyvr

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    Why complicate it with a stepper motor? (adding complexity for stepper driver, precise number of steps, mechanical linkages,etc..)
    Just get a remote controlled relay and splice the hot lead of the lamp into its contacts.. Or make a box that the lamp simply plugs right into if you don't want to splice into anything..
     
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  5. MrSoftware

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  6. ElectroBoy7

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    Thanks for your reply! Do you mean this: http://www.instructables.com/id/Remote-controlled-relay/ ?

    That's a really good piece of info! Thanks a lot :D
     
  7. mcgyvr

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