Appliance Remote Control using Arduino

One of the basic tasks in many home automation systems is controlling power to appliances. They could be lights, or a heater, or an exhaust fan, or just about anything else that runs on mains power. The problem of course is that it’s dangerous to mess with mains-level power directly and you may even be in breach of your local building code if you don’t have the necessary qualifications. This project uses a general-purpose appliance remote control that can be obtained from a local hardware store and easily modified to link it to an Arduino for software control of devices around your house without having to touch any mains-level wiring.

Appliance Remote Control

Appliance Remote Control

Git repo: github.com/practicalarduino/ApplianceRemoteControl

Tarball: practicalarduino.com/source/ApplianceRemoteControl.tar.gz

ZIP archive: practicalarduino.com/source/ApplianceRemoteControl.zip

Appliance Remote Control Compact

Git repo: github.com/practicalarduino/ApplianceRemoteControlCompact

Tarball: practicalarduino.com/source/ApplianceRemoteControlCompact.tar.gz

ZIP archive: practicalarduino.com/source/ApplianceRemoteControlCompact.zip

Appliance Remote Control Schematic

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Qty  Description
1       Arduino Duemilanove, Arduino Pro, Seeeduino, or equivalent
1       RF appliance remote control
1       Prototyping shield
4      5V reed relays
4      1N4001 power diodes or similar
4      PCB-mount 2-pin male connectors
4      Line-mount 2-pin female connectors
10cm   ribbon cable
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