Its been a while since I posted on here, and to that note I should introduce my new project. First a prologue, recently it’s getting hard 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.
The project 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 smart phone 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.
You can find this project atÂ https://github.com/infomaniac50/IRduino.
There are some related projects for this repo. They help with debugging and construction and are as follows: