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"Training" drones

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 ...
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Remote for LG TV, LG Soundbar, and TiVo box

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, ...
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Reasonably priced Internet-controlled power outlet?

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 ...
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Smartphone controlled garage door opener

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 ...
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Network connected device to manipulate HDMI-CEC?

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 ...
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USB IR Receiver for Mac

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 ...
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Remote hard reboot

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 ...
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Physical Remote that connects with pc?

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 ...
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Looking for solution for gaming via remote desktop

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 ...
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Remote control light socket

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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Looking for USB IR reciever recommendations

I use Flirc USB hardware and software on Ubuntu to control Kodi from my Logitech Harmony remote and have done for many years. It has Kodi profile in it's software so if you have a Logitech ...
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Miniature receiver and transmitter for remotely controlled drone/helicopter

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 ...
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An opensource alternative to Mavic Mini

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 ...
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Seeking hardware recommendations for switching between Mac laptop and Windows workstation using multi-monitor setup

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. ...
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incremental encoder with added joystick functionality

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 ...
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A Universal Remote that detects what devices are On or Off

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 ...
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Remote hard reboot

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 ...
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Home Computer Remote Control (IPMI)

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 ...
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