Another way to make your home tech savvy. With this DIY, you can turn on and off your light displays online. It could very well be your first project, because you don’t need a lot of things for it. You need a Raspberry Pi, internet connection and a wireless remote control to control the lights. This project basically connects the Pi GPIOs to emulate the buttons, being pressed, on the control.
You will need a ribbon cable, soldering tools, resistors, PCB board and a few other things, which can be easily accessed. You can start with the web server setup. For detailed steps, check out the link given below. Install it and connect your Pi to the internet.
Once, that is done. You can start with dissecting your remote control. Find the buttons and see their connections. Luckily, if you have the same remote control as the inventor, you can check the link for the schematic diagram. But if not, it might take you a little time, but you’ll get the hang of it. Read the guide and you’ll know what is what. Connect the pads of the controller in the microcontroller. Install the app and setup login crediantials. You obviously don’t want random people fidgeting with your lights now.
Head over to the link and have fun.
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