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STB Zombifier adds IR remote control to TV box and monitor

Posted on Saturday, March 16th, 2013 in how-to, infrared, PIC by the machinegeek


When Ivan changed his TV provider they required the use of a SetTopBox(STB) as a receiver. Since it had HDMI output, he decided to use an old Philips 230C1 monitor as a TV screen. The monitor, however, was not controlled by the STB and had to be switched on and off manually (not via the STB remote.)

Ivan devised this home automation project using a Pinguino (PIC32MX44F256H) and shield-mounted IR receiver to control power to both the STB and monitor. The project resulted not just in convenience, but a notable savings in standby power consumption achieved by powering down the STB when not in use.

You can find the project details and code download at Ivancreations.

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