Several old cable remote controls

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by gisdude, Mar 15, 2014.

  1. gisdude

    Thread Starter Member

    Oct 30, 2008
    Hi all,
    I have several old cable remote controls from various cable companies over the years. I was wondering if anyone knows of a good beginner project to use these with? I also have an old dvd player (alright I'm a packrat, I admit it!) I havent' soldered anything in 20 years (my Navy days) and would like to get back into electronics and thought I'd just try removing components from the boards - just to ease back into it. I read an article on EEtimes that says to use your heat gun, "helping hands", and some needle nose and you can get a lot of used/hard to find parts off of this old equipment.

  2. spinnaker

    AAC Fanatic!

    Oct 29, 2009
    A LOT easier to just buy components. Though the lenses might be useful if you want to do any IR projects.
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