Raspberry Pi enthusiasts who would like to create their very own smartphone controlled universal remote, may be interested in a new Raspberry Pi Zero project published to the official Raspberry Pi Foundation website today explaining everything you need to know to create one. The universal remote project has been created by Instructables member bbtinkerer and enables you to build a universal remote control with web interface using a Raspberry Pi Zero, LIRC, and just a few other components.
This is also a great project if you tend to lose your remotes quite regularly or have previously lost a controller and not been able to replace it satisfactorily. The project will also allow you to control other infrared appliances if required directly from your computer, tablet or smartphone’s browser.
To be able to complete the project you will need the following components : Raspberry Pi Zero W, Micro SD Card, IR LED 5mm (940nm) – TSAL6200, IR Receiver Module (3.3V type) – TSOP38238, 2N2222 NPN transistor, 36 Ohm 1/2W Resistor, 680 Ohm 1/4W Resistor ,10K Ohm 1/4W Resistor, Perfboard, 4-40 3/8″ countersunk screws (if using the case I modeled) and Wire (stranded 24AWG works well).
For full instructions on how to create your very own web browser based universal remote system using a Raspberry Pi Zero mini PC jump over to the Instructables website by following the link below. If you enjoy building Pi projects you might be interested in our comprehensive list of Raspberry Pi displays, HATS and small screens.