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using infrared repeater on an infrared receiver to control a motor?

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  1. tangledtangent

    tangledtangent

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    ok, first of all...i'm not sure of the exact difference between an "infrared repeater" or "infrared extender" but it's function is to do what's described here in this link:
    http://www.audioholics.com/tweaks/connecting-your-system/how-ir-repeater-systems-work
    or in this link as well:
    http://www.audioholics.com/tweaks/connecting-your-system/how-ir-repeater-systems-work

    What I want to do is control a DC motor interfaced with an infrared receiver by using an infrared transmitter in another room without any wires. It's the same as saying you want to control your television (changing volume/channel or turning it on/off) through your remote control by being in another room. Problem is I can't find any repeaters that would do this for a DC motor. I am planning on borrowing the techniques described in this link to recreate the exact replica in order to make my own infrared transmitter / receiver combination :
    http://www.instructables.com/id/IR-Remote-Control-of-PICAXE-Micro/
    OR
    http://galia.fc.uaslp.mx/~cantocar/microcontroladores/PICAXE/PICAXE_INFRA_RED_INTERFACIN.HTM

    so I have chosen a picaxe microcontroller over basic stamp microcontroller but I'm not sure which one is more easier to implement. But the goal is the same: to use an infrared transmitter (which could be an existing sony remote control) to control a DC motor that is interfaced with an infrared receiver placed in another room, without the use of any wires. Is this possible?
     
  2. duke37

    duke37

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    How do you plan to get the light beam from one room to the other?
     
  3. davenn

    davenn Moderator

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    indeed !! LOL

    he's honna need a bunch of those reflective devices ;)


    Dave
     
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