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A 3-Channel UHF Rolling-Code Remote Control, Pt.1 -  This high-security 3-button UHF transmitter and receiver can be used for keyless entry into homes and commercial premises and for controlling garage doors and external lighting.  Three separate outputs on the receiver can be used to activate various electrical devices such as a door strike, a motorised garage door and 230VAC lights.  Up to 16 transmitters can be used with the one receiver so it's even suitable for a small business.__ SiliconChip

A Low Cost Thermal Peak Detection NiCd Charger -  The electric model aircraft and car industries have produced a bewildering array of field chargers for NIC d motor battery packs.  These range from simple 6 or 7 cell chargers consisting of a resistor and mechanical timer, to more complex chargers with peak detection, cycling, and the ability to handle 36 cell packs __ Designed by Stefan Vorketter

A Remote Telltale for Garage Doors -  if you have a perfect memory you won't need this.  But the rest of us could find it very handy!  it lets you know if you've left the garage door open without stumbling out in the dark or the pouring rain...__ SiliconChip

A Rolling Code 4-Channel UHF Remote Control -  it has a long range, its rolling code is virtually unbreakable, it uses a keyring transmitter and it's ideal for use with garage door controllers.__ SiliconChip

A Serial Infrared Remote Controller -  This is a simple, cheap device that can be connected to any serial port to control most components that have infrared remote controls.  I designed and built it (on a solderless breadboard) in 1991.  in 1992 I wrote a lengthy description of it for an electronics class.  in 1994 I finally designed a PC board for it, using a free, X-based PC board design program called pcb, and in 1995 I etched several of the boards and made the final product __ Designed by John DuBois

AC power Monitor uses remote sensing -  04/26/01 EDN Design Ideas:  The detection circuit in the Design ideas - "Circuit monitors ac-power loss" (EDN , Nov 24, 1999, pg 172) requires a physical connection with the mains to sense the power loss.  The circuit in Figure 1 senses the power loss through the radiated power-line signal Design by Sanjay R Chendvankar, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Colaba, Mumbai, India

Achieve Simple Circuit IR data transmission from a PC’s serial port -  10/11/07 EDN Design Ideas:  By transmitting appropriate hex values from a PC's serial port to a pair of iR LEDs, a remote-control iR receiver can enable 38.4-kHz data transmission Design by Andreas Grün, Wedemark, Germany

Add ethernet connectivity your projects -  The kit contains a development board with a 32-bit MiPS4k PIC 32 microcontroller, a 10/100 Ethernet port, an on-board debugger and programmer, and an OTG USB port.  You can get the User's Guide and code examples from the Microchip ESK page.  Microchip has a software library collection for their line of PIC 16/PIC 18/PIC 24/PIC 32 microcontrollers called "Microchip Application Libraries" or MAL.  This collection includes the TCP/iP stack the kit uses. __ Designed by Peter Jakab

Altec 1566A:Vacuum Tube Preamp & Direct Box Project -  There are all sorts of tube circuits, some of which actually deliver The Sound people associate with Vacuum Tubes.    Did you know, for example, that asymmetrical distortion generates even-order harmonics while symmetrical distortion produces odd-order harmonics?  Neither vacuum tubes nor transistors are exclusively responsible for either type of distortion, it’s really about Circuit design__ 

An Infra-Red Remote Control Extender -  This is a battery powered infra-Red Link that will allow you to change channels on your Satellite Receiver and operate the controls on your VCR & DVD from anywhere in the house.   __ Designed by Ron J

An Infra-Red Remote Control Extender -  Miscellaneous:  This is a battery powered infra-Red Link that will allow you to change channels on your Satellite Receiver and operate the controls on your VCR & DVD from anywhere in the house.  __ Designed by Ron J.

AN126 - 2-Wire Virtual Remote Sensing for Voltage Regulators - Clairvoyance Marries Remote Sensing -  Linear Technology AN126 __ Designed by Jim Williams - Oct 1st, 2010

Battery-operated remote-temperature sensor drives 4- to 20-mA current loop -  12/17/04 EDN Design Ideas:  You can remotely measure temperature using a 4- to 20-mA current loop as long as 4000 feet and a battery-powered, white-light LED driver.  You usually configure this equipment to provide a programmable, constant current to an LED from a battery source.  The TPS62300 series of IC s, for example, converts a battery voltage of 2 Design by Scot Lester, Texas Instruments, Dallas, TX

Boat Lift Controller With Remote -  12-Sep-14 -Design News:   At my lake home, I have a Shore Station boat lift to lift my boat out of the water when it is not in use.  The lift has a manual crank and wheel, which can be quite tedious to operate.  I added a Lift Mate Universal motor from Shoreline industries to crank the wheel for me.  This type of lift and lift __  Gadget Freak-Case #262

Boost Infrared TV/VCR Remote Signal -  This circuit will boost the signal from any infrared TV or VCR remote, extending the range by a factor of 3X. . . . Hobby Circuit designed by Dave Johnson P.E.-October, 2005

Build a No-Battery Remote -  Never replace a battery in your remote control again!  __ Contact Jameco Electronics

Building an RF Remote Control System -  With a handful of inexpensive components, a little creativity, and the power of PicBasic, you can build some pretty outstanding robotics creations as Rob Arnold proves with his Ruf-Bot project.   __ Designed by Rob Arnold

Camera remote Control system using Basic Stamp -  The remote control receiver is a custom design based on a pre-built 433MHz UHF radio receiver, a decoder chip and a BASIC  Stamp.  The Stamp is expensive, but easy to work with.  The receiver requires 8.5mA, plus 1.5mA for each LED (individual or segment) that is lit for a maximum of up to 23mA.  in practice it is between 13 and 16mA.  Pressing a button onThe remote transmitter causesThe receiver to consume an extra 0.2mA.  in the 'power saving' mode the PBASIC  'nap' instruction is used in combination with turning all the LEDs off to reduce power consumption to 4mA.  The battery should last about 30 hours of on-time. __ Designed by andrew @ scss.com.au

Cellphone-Based Device Control with Voice Acknowledgement -  Here is a circuit that lets you operate your home appliances like lights and water pump from your office or any other remote place.  So if you forgot to switch off...__ Electronics Projects for You

Cellphone-Based Remote Controller for Water Pump -  inconvenience in switching on a water pump installed in a remote farm is a common problem faced by farmers.  Many circuits have been developed to solve this problem.  Most of them...__ Electronics Projects for You

Celsius-to-digital thermometer works with remote sensor -  04/15/04  EDN Design Ideas:  You can use a single-supply system to precisely measure the temperature at a remote location with less than 1°C error over a 0 to 100°C range (Figure 1).  The circuit includes T1, a low-cost AD590 temperature sensor; IC 1, an AD8541 r Design by Elana Lian and Chau Tran, Analog Devices, Wilmington, MA

Child's lamp -  Here is a mini emergency lamp that you can use as a tabletop lamp in your child’s study room.  it is battery-operated and gives sufficient light for the child to move out of the room when power fails.  The white LED in the circuit automatically turns on when light in the room goes off following a power cut.  The LED gives a flashing light instead of glowing continuously to reduce power consumption.  The circuit comprises __ Designed by D. Mohan Kumar

Circuit remotely adjusts PSU voltage -  EDN Design Ideas:  01/28/2016    This Di circuit allows for remote regulator/PSU programmability or trimming. Design by Chee Hua How

Clairvoyance Marries Remote Sensing -  Linear Technology AN126 __ Designed by Jim Williams - Oct 1st, 2010

Clap Activated Remote -  in infra-red or wireless remote control has the disadvantage that the small, handy, remote transmitter is often misplaced.  The sound operated switch has the advantage that the transmitter is always with you.  This project offers a way to control up to four latching switches with two claps of your hand.  These switches may be used to control lights or fans ? or anything else that does not produce too loud a sound.__ 

Clap Remote -  An infra-red or wireless remote control has the disadvantage that the small, handy, remote (transmitter) is often misplaced.  The sound operated switch has the advantage that the transmitter is always with...__ Electronics Projects for You

Clap Sound Light Switch -  This box is a 40Khz ultra-sound detector, with a latch and an output relay, when you clap your hands, the relay turn the light on, when you clap again the light goes off.  The 3 holes was LEDs, showing ON or OFF state, and ultra-sound level, The 3 LED is floting arround inside the box, I did not glue them enough :-) A potentiometer is used to adjust the sensitivity. __ Designed by Thomas Scherrer OZ2CPU

Clap Switch -  Here’s a clap switch free from false triggering.  To turn on/off any appliance, you just have to clap twice.  The circuit changes its output state only when you clap twice within...__ Electronics Projects for You

Clap Switch -  A clap switch circuit is a classic beginner’s project.  Equipment can be switched on and off by just clapping your hands.  Add a tiny microcontroller and you can easily build-in some more useful features.  The microcontroller in this circuit makes it a simple job to add some useful features that are not seen on other clap switch __ Designed by Popescu Marian

Clap-Based Digital Volume Control -  This clap-based digital volume control offers four levels of volume control.  With each clap, the volume of the audio system increases.  After the fourth clap, the level of volume returns to...__ Electronics Projects for You

Clap-Operated Electronic Switch -  Here’s a simple clap-operated electronic switch.  Using this switch, you can turn on any appliance by clapping five times and turn it off by a single clap.  The switch activates the...__ Electronics Projects for You

Compensate for wiring losses with remote sensing -  11/18/10  EDN Technical Article: By multiplexing a small ac signal on the power wires, you can infer wiring losses.   Design by Jim Williams, EDN's most revered contributor, passed away in June 2011 after a stroke.  He was 63.

Computer controlled infrared remote control transmitter -  Control all your devices from the PC.  This infrared remote control transmitter can be controlled from a computer.  it speaks many different remote control formats, like the Philips RC-5 standard and can be tailored to other specific types.   __ Designed by Peter Jakab

Computerized Infrared Remote -  control your stereo, TV and VCR from Windows, includes schematic and software__ 

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