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Friday, November 23, 2007

Remote control lights


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So this week I did another little hack around the home - its a remote controlled light. Basically its just this kit for a 2 channel wireless remote, and the receiver has two little relays to switch a circuit, and its just switching the lights on and off. Nothing super special.

A couple cool things is that the receiver runs off the same 12V that the lights do, which is very convenient - it doesn't need a separate power supply. And well the remote looks kinda cool too - I made it into something that looks not unlike an explosives detonator or perhaps a freight elevator button or something.

Thats pretty much it.

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2 comments:

Obv. Nicole said...

So, pretty much, you're not going to be needing me to turn the lights off and on anymore. That's fantastic news, seeing as I'm so incredibly pissed that I will never do anything for you. Ever. I'm glad you've been spending so much time making little things like this that you're too busy to spend time with me and the children. What a convenient excuse as to why you can't change diapers. And by the way, I don't think Karl would be too pleased to know that you're keeping secrets from me when we're expecting a child.

Jon Purdy said...

Well it's about time you updated! Though I prefer the type of entry like "how you might hack a Newton to run a System 7 emulator" or something. "How to turn on a lightbulb" doesn't seem to have as much pizazz.

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