Monday, August 2, 2010

Steal This Idea: Smart Phone Becomes Universal Remote Control

This one will take a bit more work than the other ideas, mainly because this one will require some hardware work, too. I want to see my Android based phone able to act as a remote control for all of the devices in my entertainment system. This means Bluetooth, UPnP, DLNA, and IR. The first three are pretty easy, but the last will require the creation of some sort of IR transmitter than can accept commands from my phone, and turn them into IR commands to control my other devices. It should, of course, be fully programmable, learning, etc. Noticeably harder to accomplish, but I think well worth the effort.

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