Questions tagged [remote-control]

For questions about devices that send or receive simple wireless signals to perform a predetermined function or set of functions. Do not use this tag for wireless computing hardware such as routers or wireless PCIe cards.

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Diesel generator with ethernet connection

I wonder if there is any diesel generator that has Ethernet (or any network) connection so that it can be monitored and turned on and off remotely? Or is there any system that can provide such ...
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Physical button/momentary switch to trigger a keyboard shortcut in Excel on Windows

I work in a manufacturing environment and we use vba macros in excel spreadsheets on a laptop to log completion times when we finish up a process. I'm looking for a physical button that can be pressed ...
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Looking for a specific VCR remote control

I'm looking for a specific VCR remote control. In the late 1990's, in Europe, I had a VCR that came with a uniquely designed remote control. It was conical, with a small flat base, then expanding out ...
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Looking for USB IR receiver recommendations

Here is the plan. I will be doing some research into some USB IR receivers for my girlfriend's HTPC as a fallback method if for some reason Kore (the Android app for KODI) drops in terms of connection....
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I still have an Xbox 360, but how do I get it working?

We're talking about this because I own one, roughly dating back 10 years ago when I got it for X-mas. It's an S [slim] model, and after many years of disuse (I believe as of 2016, the same year the ...
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Where can I create and order custom IR remote covers like this?

I recently bought a standard IR remote for my Arduino project: You can peel off that entire remote cover, revealing the circuitry and the button touch points - I’d like to know of a place where I’m ...
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Speed control table or floor fan prefer with thermostat

I have a floor fan with 3 speeds with ir remote. The remote broke but fan is too old to find a replacement remote. But that's not my problem. The fan has 3 speeds. Sometimes I wake up too cold or too ...
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Presenting while standing: alternative to USB foot pedals?

I give presentations while standing and need to switch PowerPoint slides. Only controlling the forward button would be fine. My challenge is that foot pedals are not optimal for standing because they ...
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Combo gas/smoke/carbon monoxide detector

Is anyone familiar with a battery operated or hardwired to 220-230V smoke, natural gas, and carbon monoxide detector? Preferably one that can be monitored remotely (I want to connect it to Home ...
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Miniature receiver and transmitter for remotely controlled drone/helicopter

I am trying to search for miniature receiver and transmitter for custom made drone/helicopter. I have no special requirements outside of a size. Sure, the size doesn't matter that much in the remote ...
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An opensource alternative to Mavic Mini

I'm looking for a drone that has the following features: Weighs less than 250 grams (to avoid the legal obstacles for use); Can resist wind up to 8 m/s; Can use GPS and barometer to maintain its ...
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NON IR Remote Control Replacement for a Samsung UN50KU6300 TV

I need to replace the remote control of my Samsung UN50KU6300 TV. My main priority is too find a remote that works like the original did, in that, the remote would work without line of sight with the ...
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Seeking hardware recommendations for switching between Mac laptop and Windows workstation using multi-monitor setup

(x-post from stackexchange/superuser) Here is my current setup at home: For now, I am able to connect remotely to my work computer at the office, both via my Mac work laptop and my Windows desktop. ...
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Server remote management solution with hardware reset and VGA output

I want to be able to manage my home server remotely and be able to turn it on/off at the hardware level (in case it hangs), preferably with the ability to see VGA output. I was looking at something ...
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Remote physical reboot

To avoid long explanations: I have an old server with old code that hosts important data ; The configuration for a new machine will take me a while ; But the old machine MUST run all the time ; The ...
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Looking for solution for gaming via remote desktop

So I have a TV in my room I'd like to able to use to remotely connect to my gaming PC from, but I am trying to find a solution for this that wont cost much. For context, I have the TV and PS4 in my ...
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IoT Light Switch

I'm getting started with some light IoT at my workplace. My requirement is to control several light switches/dimmers through C#. There is a lot of IoT information out there and ZigBee looks ...
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Sharing USB device over ethernet to virtual machine

I need to control some USB smartcard readers from a virtual machine (linux), can you recommend a device with good drivers to let the VM see the physical USB devices connected like a physical computer?
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Remote control light socket

Preferably, it would screw in to an existing light socket. RC car type frequencies/range (27-49MHz or so). No wifi, please.
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incremental encoder with added joystick functionality

I was searching the web for days now and just couldn't find what I am looking for. I want to make a remote control for an adressable RGB LED strip using a single knob. It will be controlled by an ...
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Long range communication module with high data rate (e.g. for video streaming)?

I am building a quadcopter and I am searching for a communication module for the raspberry pi, which can send big data over long range. I need a module with a range of approximately 1 - 2 km range, a ...
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Physical Remote that connects with pc?

I am looking for a physical remote so that I can press physical buttons that will be registered by my pc as if a certain keyboard button was pressed has multiple buttons, where I can choose which ...
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Programmable universal remote

I have a NAD D 3020 amplifier that comes with a remote controller, but the remote is crap (and I'm not the only one to say it). Fortunately, they have a document with all the remote codes, some of ...
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Looking for IoT device for an unmanned site so customers can send a support email

I am looking for an industrial-grade device that would allow a customer at an unmanned fuel site to push a button that would send an email to the IT department, in the event that there is an error ...
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A Universal Remote that detects what devices are On or Off

I have a complicated Home theater system with a TV, a cable box, a Blu-Ray player, an AV receiver, a 3D adapter, an HDMI switcher, and an Intel Compute Stick. Over the years, I've controlled this ...
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Belt-mounted remote with ~5 buttons to communicate with Unity application

I need a belt-mounted device with about 5 buttons which can communicate wirelessly with a computer. Specifically, when the user presses a button I need to be able to detect it in my Unity application ...
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Serial/RS-232 Button

I have searched for a single button (sort of like an arcade button) that connects via RS232 and I have not found one. Anyone know of such a device? I'm sure I could build one but I am looking for a ...
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Remote hard reboot

I am looking for a device that would allow me to remotely hard reboot my computer. The device could use either wired or wireless Internet connection. I just need to be able to remotely ask it to hard ...
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USB IR Receiver for Mac

I have a Harmony 650 Universal Remote, which I love! I use it to control a wide range of devices, among them playing and pausing media on on my Mac. (technically a Hackintosh, but that isn't directly ...
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Wristband or gloves with programmable buttons?

Preferably one that is wireless and connects via a small usb dongle. Think of a gaming mouse. It has programmable buttons - you can program macros. Say you're using a windows 10 or 8.1 tablet. And ...
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Home Computer Remote Control (IPMI)

I'd like to have a system at home to control my computer so I can boot it to different operating systems remotely and power-cycle it. Rack-mount servers have had this capability for years (IPMI). A ...
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Remote for LG TV, LG Soundbar, and TiVo box

I lost my LG sound bar remote before I moved. Prior to moving I had DIRECTV and could use their remote to control the volume on the sound bar while performing all of the satellite functionalities I ...
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Smartphone controlled garage door opener

I am looking to replace my old, loud, and slow garage door opener. Since I have to do this soon anyway, why don't I buy one that makes my life easier. Requirements Must be able to be controlled from ...
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"Training" drones

I am looking to get a small drone - possibly quad copter style, but open to other recommendations. The thing is, I've never owned or flown such a machine and would like something small and cheap for "...
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Reasonably priced Internet-controlled power outlet?

I have a peripheral (and occasionally a home server) that hangs and I have to power cycle them to get them to respond again. I know there are corporate-targeted power strips with the ability to turn ...
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Network connected device to manipulate HDMI-CEC?

I have a relatively new HDTV I'm working with, and I'd like a device to remotely control the TV through HDMI-CEC. Ideally, I would be able to sit back and have a web console to control those things. ...
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