Simple remote control project

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by GerardKelly, Jan 3, 2016.

  1. GerardKelly

    Thread Starter New Member

    Jan 3, 2016
    What are the components required to build a simple remote control project?

    The idea is to design and produce a remote that will send a signal to an external box that will then connect to a screen. The screen will be displaying a series flashing words and will stop on one at random, then after a few seconds start the flashing again. The programming of that feature is another matter altogether, and for another person to come up with a solution.

    So the remote, either IR or RF (I suppose IR would be best due it being for home use) only needs to have very simple command structure/

    What a box/computer that would then carry the signal to the TV? Does this sound feasible?

    How easy (or not) does this sound?

    I have seen similar projects in amusement arcades and want to build a home project to entertain the family. I don't have much experience at all with this kind of thing so would greatly appreciate any help.
  2. Dodgydave

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    Jun 22, 2012
  3. nerdegutta


    Dec 15, 2009
  4. GerardKelly

    Thread Starter New Member

    Jan 3, 2016
    Thanks for the speedy replies!! And for the welcome!

    I will have a look, and come back here with the inevitable questions I will have.