TV-B-Gone Help

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by Brennn10, Nov 5, 2007.

  1. Brennn10

    Thread Starter New Member

    Sep 13, 2007
    Hi guys,

    Most of you know about the TV-B-Gone, but I want to make one of my own.

    Could I wire up 3V to a switch and IR LED, and would I be set? Or is it more complicated than that?
  2. HarveyH42

    Active Member

    Jul 22, 2007
    Much more complicated. An IR remote is a modulated signal (about 38 kHz). Different TVs use different codes. TV-B-Gone is basically a microcontroller, that store and generates these codes.

    I'm building this, sort of... I re-did the PCB, so it was single-sided, and removed a few unneeded parts. Waiting on the microcontroller and resonator (UPS guy should have been here by now...). The firmware is in 'C', which I've never used, so no idea if I compiled it correctly. The PCB I made is 1"x2" (more or less...) .