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I recommend the Syma X5C. Integrated 720p HD camera Slow controls (won't shoot off into the distance the instant you touch the sticks - this makes it easy to fly) Extreme manoeuvrability. It's an aerobatic drone, so you're sorted there. I can find one new on Amazon for £30 ($46) Camera records to SD card, so you can download the footage later. A word of ...


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If you want to consolidate remote controls, I always recommend a Logitech Harmony. There are various models that have additional features (ie. touch screens, how many devices it can control at once, quick setup, etc.) One awesome thing about all models of the Harmony, is that they all use the same database for compatibility. You can search if your devices ...


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The Quirky PPVG-WH01 Pivot Power Genius is network controllable. There are mobile device apps for controlling it. If I remember correctly it's based on Electric Imp so it should be easy to write your own apps to control it. It's < $65. Also check out the Ankuoo Neo, YW Smart Plug, KanKun Smart Plug, and Broadlink Smart plug. All are < $30.


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If you already have a door you could just add in a new smartphone controlled controller, e.g. https://garageio.com/ Garageio is the simple and secure way to control and monitor your garage door from anywhere in the world, all without needing to replace your existing opener. The Garageio blackbox can easily be installed in your home garage, allowing control ...


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I found this on a forum. i was using OpenELEC 5.0.5 for RPi1 on my old RPi1B+ and CEC was working well on my TV. today, i just received my new RPi2 and i installed OpenELEC 5.0.5 for RPi2. also here CEC is working well Several people have report being able to do this with a raspberry pi 2. The device is $35 and you will need a 5v power supply,SD ...


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Here is the one of the few that is not discontinued: Irdroid USB IrDA Transceiver References Linux - IrDA USB Dongle Howto LIRC - Linux Infrared Remote Control Ftdi Usb Ir Transmitter And Receiver Ft232r Usb Rs232 Irda Transceiver - Buy Ftdi Usb Ir Transmitter And Receiver,Usb Irda Serial Adapter,Ftdi Irda Transceiver Product on Alibaba.com


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The specific model's going to dependent on the style of plug you have locally. Depending on your specific needs, there's two options. I've not used either of these personally (but I've been looking at them) but if you wanted a prebuilt minimal fuss wireless setup, belkin's WeMo has decent/mixed reviews. Their website is terrible but you're looking for ...


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You're looking for an "HTPC" (home theater PC) remote, there are many and plenty of them are programmable / have bluetooth / assortment of other features. If you update your post with a budget and some more specific features you want, or with a few options that you want advice on choosing between, I'll be happy to help you narrow down a few specific choices....


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First, if you plan on using Windows Remote Desktop you will have the following issues: Input latency may be too high for some games Video streaming quality/compression & latency may be untolerable Game controllers are not passed through DirectX games must be run in windowed mode OpenGL doesn't work at all unless the application is already running before ...


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Would 310MHz be acceptable? If so, the well-developed X10 system may be useful. An introduction is available. Lamp socket modules are available.


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This is quite a big question, there are lots of options with various limitations, Simple small options could include this Seeed ARM 433Mhz RF link kit these are just transmitter & receivers they would need a separate microcontroller to operate them as well as some form of battery and voltage regulator. But in depending on what you want you could also use ...


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That's a tall order. I haven't found anything quite that nice in the open source world, although I've looked. Honestly, you might have to content yourself with missing some of those features or going over the 250g mark; if anyone knows otherwise, please prove me wrong so I can look at buying one too! :) This thread discusses the possibility of porting ...


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Question: Do your monitors have multiple inputs? My Acers take HDMI, DVI & VGA. I have plugged my work laptop in on HDMI, personal laptop to DVI. A third antique computer connects to the VGA. The main desktop (where Windows bar sits) is on left monitor, but MacBook Pro’s main display is the right monitor. Both laptops extend their desktops onto the ...


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I used "six axis joystick with rotation" as the search terms and came up with an open-source resource from the UNMND web site. It appeals to me because I like to build stuff and this one is very much a home-build type of project. I have a 3dconnexion SpacePilot Pro which has the requirements you describe, but it is fairly expensive and may not necessarily ...


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To the best of my knowledge TV remotes use 1 way infra-red signals. Remote systems that plug into your various devices https://www.pulse-eight.com/p/104/usb-hdmi-cec-adapter I have no idea how many you would need, but you could plug up to 4 into a $35 raspberry pi directly, or more than that with a powered USB hub. or somehow wirelessly ping your ...


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You can use a raspberry pi or something similar and control a gpio pin of the board remotely. The gpio pin should be attached to an optocoupler ic. With the proper wiring of your button cables to the optocoupler you can hard reset,power on or off the pc.


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Well, I'll tell you how I'd solve this problem. Not sure you're going to like it, but it does technically do everything you ask, so long as you have the right setup: *What follows is mostly a software-based solution, with just a little necessary hardware. If that's off-topic for this site, I understand.* You buy a Raspberry Pi and install it on your LAN. ...


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