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First Timers Book On Remote Controls

Hello Forum!

I am new to LMR! this is my first forum post!  I am in need of a book on how to build remote controls.  Not looking for bot building yet! Just trying to get a background in the field.  Decided that this is going to be my new hobbie!  I would actually like to build my own remote control so the book should have that information too.  If anyone knows where I could get parts for remotes then that would be good too.  Thanks in advance


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I would go for SIRCS protocol  (SONY's protocol) as it is really well documented



here is a picture I took this week while playing with IR  :   http://users.skynet.be/fa953029/LMR/rc_signal.jpg

Generating that kind of signal should really not be a problem (altough the 38.5Khz carrier will have to come from a 555) 


I got a universal remote to work with a PICAXE. http://letsmakerobots.com/node/2634

You can buy number pads like this one at various online places to make a remote control. You need to figure out how the signal is transmitted and at what frequency to make it work with a TV.

Guys and Girls thanks for all the help!  Looks like I have alot of work ahead of me! Thanks again so very much!