Originally designed By: SAGAR SAPKOTA (contact)
Description: This is a simple do-it-yourself remote operated switch. You can use this simple kit to switch ON/OFF any appliances working on 220V AC.
This has been designed basically as a learning kit rather than as a household device. With this kit, you may learn about relay and infrared sensor. It can used for fun at home for switching appliances operating on 220V AC.
This DIY remote operated switch works with TSOP4838 infrared receiver and there is a 5V relay to operate appliances that work on 220V AC. To make the kit work, you just need a general TV/DVD remote or you can also build your own IR transmitter. The maximum distance between the kit and IR remote can be around 3 meters. Once you switch it on, it remains on until you press your remote again, which means that there are two stable states(ON and OFF).
It comes as a pack of parts kit and can be easily assembled if you can follow the silkscreen indicators (labels) and have beginning experience with a soldering iron. You will need to read the resistor bands or use a multimeter to determine the resistor sizes.
You can buy this kit at buildcircuit.net