Arduino Remote Control Tutorial

In this tutorial, I am going to show you exactly how to make an Arduino remote control. You can use this project to combine functions from different remote controls and make your super-awesome dream remote control!

IR diode connected to Arduino

If you are not familiar with Arduino, check out What is Arduino and Where to start?

A remote control sends out an infrared (IR) code when you push a button. The gadget you point the remote control at will receive this IR code. To make your own Arduino remote control, you need to first copy the IR code from an existing remote control using an IR receiver.

To create our remote control we need to:

  • Get the button code from the original remote
  • Make a remote-control program
  • Upload our program to the Arduino

We will use these components for our Arduino project:

Arduino Programming Overview For Beginners

If you haven’t started Arduino programming yet, it’s about time. The Arduino is a microcontroller board originally made for Interaction Design students in Italy. It was specifically developed to make it easy to start programming microcontrollers – even if you have no technical background.

Arduino microcontroller board

Arduino Shield Tutorial – Make Your Own Shield

In this Arduino shield tutorial, I will show you how to create a 4×4 LED matrix Arduino shield. You can make any shield you want using this method.

The Arduino shield tutorial circuit
The tutorial consists of three videos:

  • How to plan and create schematics
  • How to design a circuit board
  • How to get prototype circuits made
Arduino Uno - MakerFaire Rome Edition