Yes, I know this topic has been brought up time and time again, but I can't find any solid leads on how to go about building my project. I have a little bit of electronics knowledge, but let's just call me a newbie to play it safe. So here's the deal: I have an LED strip attached to a 12v (8xAA) power source. I want to be able to just turn the LEDs on and off with a transmitter/receiver setup. I want to build my own transmitter as well (due to project restraints). I was looking at this guy's schematic (http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-an-IR-infrared-receiver-and-transmit/?ALLSTEPS) and it seems easy enough, but upon reading some of the threads on here, I decided to scrap the phototransistor and choose an IR receiver instead. I haven't bought the parts yet because I don't know what I'm doing (ha), so I guess what I really want to know is if this plan will work as a simple on/off. Thanks in advance.