Frederick Vandenbosch has created a new gesture-based TV remote control project using the awesome Raspberry Pi mini PC together with a few other components that include a Skywriter gesture controller HAT.
Watch the video below to learn more about how it’s constructed and how you can easily build your very own to control your TV and multimedia entertainment system.
Ever wanted to control your TV using gestures instead of a remote control? In this project, I use the Raspberry Pi and Skywriter HAT to convert gestures to infrared signals capable of controlling the TV. Seeing my children mastering swiping, touching and tapping on the tablet, gave me the idea of making a gesture based TV remote control. Using the Raspberry Pi, the Skywriter HAT from Pimoroni and an IR LED, this was made possible rather easily. Here’s how I did it …
The Skywriter HAT is an add-on board by Pimoroni, capable of detecting gestures. The HAT fits on top of the Raspberry Pi via the 40-pin GPIO header, and the software can be installed with a single command. The command takes care of installing the software dependencies, enabling I2C and providing some example applications.
For more information on the new Raspberry Pi gestures controlled TV remote jump over to the Frederick Vandenbosch website for details following the link below. If you found this article interesting you might also be interested in this list of awesome Raspberry Pi Zero projects we have put together.