Record IR remote control for playback

Thread Starter


Joined Jun 1, 2007
I was thinking of a project I wanted to start using IR remote controls.
It seems easy so I know it can't be

I want to record for the lack of a better term the output of a Tv remote, then be able to play that back via my own IR led.

Was thinking I could do this with a PIC and output the data via serial to my computer to see what signal is being sent and then just repeat it back...

Is this possible or am I missing something major?

Tube Tech

Joined Jan 11, 2007
You just described the programmable remote control. The kind where you put your current remotes head to head with the new remote, then mash all the buttons. Obviously, it can be done.

While you are experimenting: point the remotes at a digital camera, or CCD video camera. You should see a flashing white light, CCD is IR sensitive.