HOW TO – Make a vintage remote TV-B-Gone case mod

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Windell writes – “Turn off that television in classic style! Here we show you how to hack a TV-B-Gone into the case of a vintage television remote control, such that the original on/off button instead activates the TV-B-Gone. We also modify the power supply so that it runs off of a regular 9 V battery, instead of a set of lithium coin cells.”Link & photos.

We sell the TV-B-Gone in the MAKE store and this isn’t the only project you can do with it, auto-repeat in a hat and increasing the range are just a few…

TV-B-Gone – 20 IR LEDs + 9V = 90 ft range! – Link.

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Tv-B-Gone hat – Link.

10 thoughts on “HOW TO – Make a vintage remote TV-B-Gone case mod

  1. Leno,
    The schematics are trivial, basically a microcontroller connected to a battery, IR LED, and button. The magic here is all in software.

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