Hackaday TV-B-Gone Kit (v1.2)

Make every day a TV-free day!

Peace and quiet in your fingertips. Shut off almost any TV within 150 feet with this handy Hackaday branded kit.

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Product Info

  • Turn ON/OFF almost any television up to 150 feet away.
  • Programmable and hackable.
  • Open source, fully documented hardware and firmware!
  • Unassembled kit. Basic soldering skills required.
  • Batteries not included.

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The Hackaday TV-B-Gone Kit (v1.2) is a high-power kit version of the popular TV-B-Gone. This is a kit that, when soldered together, allows you to turn off almost any television within 150 feet. It works on over 230 total power codes: 115 American/Asian and 115 European codes. You can select which zone you want during kit assembly.

This is an unassembled kit which means that soldering is required. But it is very easy and is a great introduction to soldering in general.  The kit is powered by 2x AA batteries (not included), and the output comes from 2x narrow beam IR LEDs and 2x wide-beam IR LEDs.

It comes pre-programmed, but the Hackaday TV-B-Gone Kit is fully programmable and hackable. This is an open source project, meaning that you can do whatever you want with it. The hardware and firmware are fully documented, and licensed under Creative Commons 2.5 Attribution, Share-Alike.

The Hackaday TV-B-Gone Kit covers almost any television from the brands listed below, including the latest flat-screens and plasma TVs:

Acer, Admiral, Aiko, Alleron, Anam National, AOC, Apex, Baur, Bell&Howell, Brillian, Bush, Candle, Citizen, Contec, Cony, Crown, Curtis Mathes, Daiwoo, Dimensia, Electrograph, Electrohome, Emerson, Fisher, Fujitsu, Funai, Gateway, GE, Goldstar, Grundig, Grunpy, Hisense, Hitachi, Infinity, JBL, JC Penney, JVC, LG, Logik, Loewe, LXI, Majestic, Magnavox, Marantz, Maxent, Memorex, Mitsubishi, MGA, Montgomery Ward, Motorola, MTC, NEC, Neckermann, NetTV, Nikko, NTC, Otto Versand, Palladium, Panasonic, Philco, Philips, Pioneer, Portland, Proscan, Proton, Pulsar, Pye, Quasar, Quelle, Radio Shack, Realistic, RCA, Samsung, Sampo, Sansui, Sanyo, Scott, Sears, SEI, Sharp, Signature, Simpson, Sinudyne, Sonolor, Sony, Soundesign, Sylviana, Tatung, Teknika, Thompson, Toshiba, Universum, Viewsonic, Wards, White Westinghouse, Zenith.


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