Steve writes –
This project was inspired by a need to remotely control a rogue television which is far away. The Infrared Bazooka is basically an infrared repeater combined with an infrared amplifier.
There are cool gadgets for remote control of random TVs, like the TVBGone or the Ninja Remote. The Infrared Bazooka allows you to amplify your remote (of any type) for greater range.
The heart of the Infrared Bazooka is an array of 24 infrared LEDs. This is what gives the bazooka amplification relative to a standard remote control.
For the IR LEDs, I’m using part number CAT# ILED-8 from All Electronics, plus some 20 Ohm resistors I picked up from Fry’s.
Infrared bazooka (aka recoiless remote) – Link.
Tv-B-Gone hat – Link.
Ultra TV-B-Gone – 20 IR LEDs + 9V = 90 ft range! – Link.
Make your own TV-B-Gone? – Link.
HOW TO – Double the range of your TV-B-Gone – Link.
HOW TO – Make a vintage remote TV-B-Gone case mod – Link.
Super 44 IR LED TV-B-Gone – Link.
TV-B-Gone in the MAKE store – Link.