Its been quite a while since I posted on here, and to that note I should introduce my new project. First a prologue, recently I’ve been getting irritated from being forced to use multiple remotes for my various devices. I would like a centralized media control system like the Logitech Harmony or the Google Nexus used to control Google Fiber products, but alas, I have neither. Nor do I have the money and wherewithal to deal with manufacturers that refuse to update their code. So I have decided to roll my own Arduino based remote control.
It is connected to the local network through an Arduino Ethernet or Arduino + Ethernet Shield. It should in practice be able to send arbitrary IR commands to various devices. It should be configurable though a web interface using the local network as its interface to other devices like a smartphone or web dashboard. Currently this project is not functional as it has just been started but with occasional weekend coding binges it should be completed eventually. Then I will have a fully functional remote control for all of my devices, configurable through the local ethernet or wifi. Eventually, it may control itself as I offload more functions to the device without requiring user input. Example, turn on the Xbox, your going to need the TV for that so turn it on too. This project is a work in progress so it will break and probably quite frequently. If you have cloned the repo and your merge doesn’t work you may have to do a rebase. The project will be hosted on Github under my username @infomaniac50
Arduino Media Center Remote by Derek Chafin is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Based on a work at https://github.com/infomaniac50/Arduino-Media-Center-Remote.