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The IR (infrared) remote slave will allow you to use your IR remote to control audio/video equipment stored inside a cabinet with a solid door. Only a 1/4" hole is needed somewhere in the cabinet.
AUDIO AMATEUR 4/1991 [Oct 1991] (v.22#4) pg. 20

Remote control for older audio equipment. How to add motorized potentiometers controlled by infrared remote controllers to an existing audio device.
AUDIO ELECTRONICS 6/1997 [Dec 1997] (v.28#6) pg. 28

Use infrared communication for remote control. The Texas Instrument SN76832AN Infrared Remote-Control Receiver simplifies the tough job of receiving modulated infrared light.
BYTE Apr 1982 (v.7#4) pg. 40

Computer-controlled IR remote button pusher. Inexpensive PC interface operates an ordinary infrared remote-control transmitter (such as those used with VCRs or camcorders).
COMPUTERCRAFT Jul 1992 (v.2#7) pg. 54

Remote control boosters. Installing infrared repeater systems to extend the range of audio/video remote controls.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Jul-Aug 1995 (v.10#4) pg. 56

Infrared remote control extender lets you control a VCR or other device from any room in your home. Signals are relayed on an existing coaxial cable or two-conductor wire.

Remote A/B switch is triggered by infrared signal. Use to switch coaxial cables among video devices.

Remote control power switch uses your TV or VCR infrared remote controller to turn other appliances on and off. Est cost: $13.

Build the Retro-Remote Control. Add infrared remote-control to almost anything that doesn't have it already. Use it to control volume, power, muting, etc.

Infrared remote-control tester flashes an LED and emits an audible click when it receives an IR signal. Est. cost: $6 (kit).

Universal remote control. Build a multifunction infrared (IR) remote control system (transmitter and receiver) that can control four different types of devices (switches, servo motors, stepper-motor robot, and a dual digital potentiometer). Est. cost: $49 (kit).
ELECTRONICS NOW Nov 1992 (v.63#11) pg. 47

Remote control power switch. Turn appliances on and off using any existing infrared (IR) remote control using these IR switches. Est. cost: $13 (kit).
ELECTRONICS NOW Jan 1993 (v.64#1) pg. 43

Infrared (IR) remote control tester. Lets you know if the control is emitting an IR signal when a button is pushed.
ELECTRONICS NOW Mar 1993 (v.64#3) pg. 83
Added Info ELECTRONICS NOW Feb 1994 (v.65#2) pg. 18

Build the Retro-Remote Control. Add infrared remote-control to almost any device that lacks it (entertainment systems, security alarms, robotics, etc.). How to build both the receiver/decoder and a "training transmitter" to program a generic transmitter.
ELECTRONICS NOW Dec 1994 (v.65#12) pg. 33

Infrared remote control interference from some energy-saving fluorescent bulbs. The cause and cure.
ELECTRONICS NOW Jan 1995 (v.66#1) pg. 53
Added Info ELECTRONICS NOW Apr 1995 (v.66#4) pg. 17

Remote control adapter. Simple circuit will receive and convert the output of virtually any infrared remote-control transmitter with a 40-kHz carrier to logic levels that can control all your favorite toys (robots, model railroads, etc.). Can also be used to turn electrical devices on and off.
ELECTRONICS NOW Aug 1995 (v.66#8) pg. 41

Analyzing the output from infrared remote controls. Build a $10 IR receiver and use any PC with a parallel printer port as a kind of digital storage oscilloscope to examine the pulse train produced by an IR remote control.
ELECTRONICS NOW Aug 1995 (v.66#8) pg. 50

Experimental circuit for receiving TV infrared remote control signals and retransmitting them out again at the correct 40-kHz modulation.
ELECTRONICS NOW Dec 1995 (v.66#12) pg. 8

Repairing typical TV/VCR infrared remote controls. Part 1. Includes a simple IR detector circuit.
ELECTRONICS NOW Jun 1997 (v.68#6) pg. 22

Repairing typical TV/VCR infrared remote controls. Part 2.
ELECTRONICS NOW Jul 1997 (v.68#7) pg. 17

Infrared remote control transmitter. This device will use either Motorola or the modified Motorola/OAK format to control TV sets, channel converters, etc.
HANDS-ON ELECTRONICS Spring 1985 (v.2#4) pg. 53

How to check your TV's remote-control system. Both infrared and ultrasonic types are discussed.
HANDS-ON ELECTRONICS Mar-Apr 1986 (v.3#2) pg. 75

Infrared (IR), the silent sound. Part 1. Circuits for both voice communication and the basic testing of IR remote-control units.
HANDS-ON ELECTRONICS Jul-Aug 1986 (v.3#4) pg. 86

Audible infrared remote detector. Check the operation of all your infrared-remote transmitters with this easy-to-build IR detector.
HANDS-ON ELECTRONICS Dec 1987 (v.4#12) pg. 61

Photo-Pulser. A phototachometer adapter for frequency counters. Used to troubleshoot an infrared remote control receiver, determine rpm of a spinning shaft, etc. Est. cost: $30.
MODERN ELECTRONICS [2] Jan 1988 (v.5#1) pg. 32

Touch tone remote control. How to convert a Touch Tone (DTMF) telephone dialer into a remote-control infrared transmitter and receiver.
MODERN ELECTRONICS [2] Jan 1988 (v.5#1) pg. 60

An infrared remote control relayer provides wireless VCR control from remote locations. Est. cost: $10.
MODERN ELECTRONICS [2] Apr 1988 (v.5#4) pg. 56

Infrared remote-control system. Lets you control up to six lights and appliances from a single hand-held transmitter. Part 1. Operation and construction details for transmitter and receiver/decoder.
MODERN ELECTRONICS [2] Jun 1989 (v.6#6) pg. 41

Infrared remote-control system. Part 2. Slave modules.
MODERN ELECTRONICS [2] Jul 1989 (v.6#7) pg. 41

Extended play remote control system. Extends functions of infrared wireless remote controls to other rooms without extra wiring. Est. cost: $160. Part 1. Theory of operation and construction of transmitter.
MODERN ELECTRONICS [2] Apr 1990 (v.7#4) pg. 16
Added Info MODERN ELECTRONICS [2] Aug 1990 (v.7#8) pg. 7

Extended play remote control system. Extends functions of infrared wireless remote controls to other rooms without extra wiring. Part 2. Receiver module, system checkout, installation and use.
MODERN ELECTRONICS [2] May 1990 (v.7#5) pg. 44
Added Info MODERN ELECTRONICS [2] Aug 1990 (v.7#8) pg. 7

Power on/off remote controller is triggered by an infrared beam.
MODERN ELECTRONICS [2] Oct 1990 (v.7#10) pg. 34
Correction MODERN ELECTRONICS [2] Jan 1991 (v.8#1) pg. 6

Wireless switch uses a beam of infrared light to shut off television commercials (video and/or sound) for a preset period (30 or 60 seconds). Est. cost: $69.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Feb 1981 (v.19#2) pg. 44

Experiments with a single-channel infrared remote-control system.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Jun 1982 (v.20#6) pg. 84

Simple IR detector circuit to test presence of a signal from a handheld, infrared-remote transmitter.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Dec 1989 (v.6#12) pg. 25

Simple circuit to test infrared remotes to determine if they are outputting IR signals.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Feb 1990 (v.7#2) pg. 29

IR remote extender circuit is used to operate any infrared-remote controllable device from another room.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Mar 1990 (v.7#3) pg. 28

Infrared tester circuit is a simple go/no-go test for IR controls.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Dec 1990 (v.7#12) pg. 27

Tip on using an ordinary AM radio to detect IR remote control signals.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Feb 1991 (v.8#2) pg. 28

Build two simple infrared remote-controlled electrical outlets for AC-operated equipment.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Nov 1991 (v.8#11) pg. 33

A simple remote-control analyzer. This device displays infrared signals on the oscilloscope.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Jun 1992 (v.9#6) pg. 38

A convenience light for remote controls. An LED is used to illuminate the face of a TV, VCR, ... remote control. A touch pad on the back eliminates the need for a switch.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Aug 1992 (v.9#8) pg. 37

Build a remote-control relay station for infrared signals. Helps them turn corners, operate better in well-lit or long rooms, etc.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] May 1994 (v.11#5) pg. 69

Two IR detector circuits are used to check IR remote controllers.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Jun 1995 (v.12#6) pg. 76

Four circuits to turn on an AC device by touch, IR light, and/or pushbutton. One version allows remote shutoff using a flashlight.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Oct 1996 (v.13#10) pg. 65

Build a remote-control interface for your computer. Use any TV or VCR infrared remote to control a multimedia presentation or a software demo that requires only a reasonable number of commands.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Feb 1997 (v.14#2) pg. 49
Correction POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] May 1997 (v.14#5) pg. 6

Simple IR remote-control transmitter and receiver pair.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] May 1997 (v.14#5) pg. 68

Circuit for driving IR devices or visible LEDs features an adjustable pulse rate.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Feb 1998 (v.15#2) pg. 67

Simple circuit to test all types of infrared remote controls.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Sep 1998 (v.15#9) pg. 65

Create your own infrared distribution system and control your A/V equipment from anywhere in your home.
POPULAR HOME AUTOMATION Jan 1999 (v.3#6) pg. 46

Home networking 101. A brief guide to networking computers, infrared remote controllers, telephones, and video.
POPULAR HOME AUTOMATION Sep 1999 (v.4#5) pg. 44

Build this infrared transmitter and receiver to add remote control to just about anything. Application shown is for remote TV-channel selector.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Aug 1984 (v.55#8) pg. 57

Infrared remote-controlled power switch can handle any device up to 1500 watts. Est. cost: $40.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Aug 1986 (v.57#8) pg. 43, 65

Use surface-mount technology to build an infrared remote-control transmitter small enough to fit on your key chain.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Nov 1987 (v.58#11) pg. 77

Handheld remote-control transmitter circuit that can send up to 32 different commands. Uses the Plessey SL490B remote-control transmitter IC. (2) Infrared remote-control preamplifier uses the Plessey SL486 IC.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Aug 1988 (v.59#8) pg. 69

Infrared remote control extender. Lets you control a VCR (or any other IR-controlled device) from another room. Signals are sent over the existing TV coaxial cable, speaker wire, or zip cord.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS May 1989 (v.60#5) pg. 41, 60
Added Info RADIO-ELECTRONICS Jan 1990 (v.61#1) pg. 17

Remote A/B switch. Use an infrared remote control to switch cables between your VCR, TV, and outdoor antenna.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Oct 1989 (v.60#10) pg. 37, 71, 90
Added Info RADIO-ELECTRONICS Jan 1990 (v.61#1) pg. 16

An infrared remote control that allows you to control your stereo system's volume and other functions from another room. Will also control a second amplifier for powering remote speakers. The IR remote receiver requires a 4-wire connection to the base unit.
SPEAKER BUILDER 3/1991 [Jun 1991] (v.12#3) pg. 40

Tabletop box with decorative dovetail joints is designed to keep up to 4 audio/video remote control devices readily at hand.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1992 (v.16#4) pg. 44