Nevo C2 remote control – Reverse engineering, part 1

Reverse engineering of a Nevo C2 remote control from Arantius.com Most recently I’ve switched to the “Nevo C2” remotes (also known as “Xsight Color” or “ARRX15G”), which have a graphical display built in. This makes it easy for me to deal with the huge array (TiVo, HTPC, plus eleven game consoles) of devices I’ve got hooked […]

YOUSDR remote RTL-SDR software

Sixuniform has released YOUSDR v0.1 Alpha, an RTL-SDR webinterface for Raspian / Raspberry Pi. This is a web-wrapper for the rtl-sdr softwares. Currently it commands rtl_fm, rtl_tcp and dump1090. The software can be downloaded from its GitHub. The instructions on the GitHub page show how to set it up on a Raspberry Pi running Raspbian, […]

Back to the mc-17 remote control

Tim writes: After the Maker Faire, I went back to the Graupner mc-17 remote control. The Arduino library from tronixstuff for the KTM-S1201 LCD which is also using a mPD7225 controller was a good starting point. But to get the LCD up and running, it took quite a bit of fiddling and logic sniffing. Once […]

Controlling appliances using text messages

A GSM remote control project designed by Vassilis Serasidis: Two years later I built another one remote control based on GSM module. I choose the GM-47 sony-ericsson module because it was very easy to handle it via AT commands. Moreover, the price was low enough for experiments. Finaly, I decided to release the source code […]

A four channel remote control using EnOcean Pi

A four-channel remote control built using the EnOcean Pi by Kerry Wong: In my last couple of blog posts, I did a brief overview of the EnOcean Pi sensor kit from Newark and demonstrated how to compile and run the example code using a Raspberry Pi. In this blog post, I will show a real world example […]

High Altitude Glider

Check out this cool High Altitude Glider project that House4Hack and HABEX made: On 14 June 2014, team HAG from House4Hack teamed up with HABEX. We released our High Altitude Glider on weather balloons into the atmosphere. After our glider reached the CAA approved height, kilometres up in the atmosphere, we released the glider from […]

Hack adds Bluetooth control to old iPod using Android and Arduino

The crew at Erroneous Data presents this tutorial detailing how to wirelessly control an old iPod music player with you Android device. Using only an Arduino, an HC-05 Bluetooth module and a few resistors they show how to build your very own MuseHack. The project includes the Arduino code as well as the Android app […]

Creating a Spotify remote with an Arduino and LCD shield

Steven from Hackshed writes about their latest project. We have put together a Spotify remote using an Arduino and LCD Shield; it uses a .NET application as a controller and communicates with the Arduino to take input via push buttons and output to the LCD. Project details are available from Hackshed.co.uk.

Add functions to your Dotklok: Remote control

Boris Landoni  from Open Electronics writes about the Dotklok’s new feature, the addition of a remote control. We wrote about it previously here: The latest variation is the addition of a remote control, implemented with a few lines of code. This function allows you to read the signals sent by the common IR remote control used in TV, […]

Digital clock using 7 segment display controlled using TV remote

Zxlee wrote a post on his blog detailing his digital clock on 7 segment controlled with TV remote: When the Arduino first power up, it will display time information on 7 segment displays. Besides that, the LCD will display the time, date, temperature and day of week information. Basically, this is the main part of the program. The program […]

SkyJack open source drone hacking project

SamyKamkar developed this seriously cool project to wrest control of civilian drones away from their owners. SkyJack is a drone engineered to autonomously seek out, hack, and wirelessly take full control over any other drones within wireless or flying distance, creating an army of zombie drones under your control. Using a Parrot AR.Drone 2, a […]

IR remote control station for SensoDuino

TechBitar writes, “This hack  intercepts sensors data from an Android phone, sends data to a Bluetooth HC-05 module to Arduino which then translates it into an IR remote control code to trigger actions such as lower/increase TV volume, increase/decrease heater temperature, and any action that can be triggered with about 12 sensors found in Android […]

BotQueue open source 3d printer over web control software

Developer Zach Hoeken and his friends at BotQueue have released the code for their software which allows 3D printer conrol over the internet. They call it BotQueue. BotQueue lets you control multiple 3D printers through the Internet and turn them into your own manufacturing center. Think cloud-based computing, but for making things in the real […]

Google guys develop lawn irrigation system with Android and Arduino

Google engineers J.J Barrons and Joe Fernandez have developed this lawn irrigation system. Dubbed Irrduino it uses Android, Ardiuno, Python, Dart and the Google App Engine. The project hardware details can be found on JoesHacks blog. The source code can be downloaded from Google code. The files include an Arduino based controller using an Android […]

STB Zombifier adds IR remote control to TV box and monitor

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 […]