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Infrared Remote Control

Have you ever needed a cheap way to activate something from across the room? Infrared remotes are still the cheapest way to wirelessly control a device. We have designed this remote to be small, very simple, and low-cost. For the majority of the projects we build, we don't need 34 buttons, we need one or two. We just wanted to provide you with a cheap and easy to use remote!

Our infrared remote control offers buttons for four directions, power, select, and three optional use buttons (labled "A," "B," and "C"). Unfortunately we can't guarantee that it will work with your Stuart Hughes' PrestigeHD Supreme Rose Edition though. Rather, we are carrying this remote to work with many of the more common IR receiver ICs.

Note: The unit does NOT come with a CR2025 coin cell battery (check below). You can use a CR2032 battery, but we found they get stuck easily because they're slightly too thick. It's recommended that you use the CR2025, it fits well.

Infrared Remote Control Product Help and Resources

IR Communication

February 7, 2013

This tutorial explains how common infrared (IR) communication works, as well as shows you how to set up a simple IR transmitter and receiver with an Arduino.

SparkFun WiFi IR Blaster Hookup Guide

December 6, 2018

How to assemble the WiFi IR Blaster and program it using Arduino. You'll be controlling IR devices from the web in no time!

IR Control Kit Hookup Guide

October 2, 2013

How to get the most out of the infrared receivers and transmitters included in the IR Control Kit.

Core Skill: Electrical Prototyping

If it requires power, you need to know how much, what all the pins do, and how to hook it up. You may need to reference datasheets, schematics, and know the ins and outs of electronics.

1 Electrical Prototyping

Skill Level: Noob - You don't need to reference a datasheet, but you will need to know basic power requirements.
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Looking for answers to technical questions?

We welcome your comments and suggestions below. However, if you are looking for solutions to technical questions please see our Technical Assistance page.

  • Remote uses the NEC protocol.

  • Does this remote use NEC protocol?

  • This new version of the remote is NOT the same as the version it replaces (COM-11759). It emits different codes, so software developed with COM-11759 will not work with this remote, and the Sparkfun example code will not work.

    Here are the codes for this new version COM-14865:

    #define POWER 0x00FF629D
    #define A 0x00FF22DD
    #define B 0x00FF02FD
    #define C 0x00FFC23D
    #define UP 0x00FF9867
    #define DOWN 0x00FF38C7
    #define LEFT 0x00FF30CF
    #define RIGHT 0x00FF7A85
    #define SELECT 0x00FF18E7

    • You are correct about the hex codes for the remotes being different. However, I did update the tutorial a while back when this product was released to reflect the new remote => IR Control Kit Hookup Guide. The code listed in the tutorial and GitHub repo should work as expected with the different hex codes.

  • I just discovered that this little remote really has 21 buttons, but only 9 of the 21 buttons are available! It would be a killer feature to have a cheap IR remote like this with at least two button plates: 1. The standard one you have here 2. One with all 21 buttons with generic labels (grid style A1 - C7) or (the HEX codes)

    Also include little stickers to put over the buttons so we can customize our own remote. :)

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