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Mastering Arduino by Jon Hoffman

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Remotely Controlling the Arduino

When I was a kid, my parents used to use both myself and my sister as the remote control for the television sets because back then, television sets did not come with remote controls. Fortunately, Eugene Polley, an engineer at Zenith, came up with the idea to control television with remote controls, saving millions of kids from having to change the channels for their parents. The remote control greatly enhanced how we interacted with the television set and can do the same for your Arduino project.

In this chapter, you will learn:

  • How to connect a radio frequency remote control to an Arduino
  • How to determine what button is pressed on a radio frequency remote
  • How to connect an infrared remote control to an Arduino ...

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