Turn off (or on) any television set via Bluetooth and IR light! This project combines the ever-popular IR blaster concept with an additional layer of remoteness -- Bluetooth Low Energy! Plant the device near your target and then safely trigger it with your phone from another location.

The Circuit Playground Bluefruit combined with the STEMMA High Power Infrared LED Emitter, running CircuitPython makes it simple to build this super sneaky device.

This project is a riff on the excellent Circuit Playground Express TV Zapper project, check out the guide here for the history of the TV-B-Gone as well as tons of details on the process of creating the IR remote code file for use with CircuitPython!

Parts

shot of a Black woman's neon-green manicured hand holding up a Circuit Playground Bluefruit glowing rainbow LEDs.
Circuit Playground Bluefruit is our third board in the Circuit Playground series, another step towards a perfect introduction to electronics and programming. We've...
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Angled shot of LED emitter breakout board.
*pew* *pew*! This board is like a little ray gun for infrared light, with two high powered LED outputs. When controlled with the onboard N-Channel FET driver,...
$3.95
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Angled shot of JST PH 3-pin Plug to Color Coded Alligator Clips Cable.
This cable will let you turn a JST PH 3-pin cable port into 3 individual wires with grippy mini alligator clips. We're carrying these to match up with any of our boards or...
$1.95
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Top down view of a clear acrylic Adafruit Circuit Playground Express or Bluefruit Enclosure.
We've got nice cases for many of our beloved boards, but the Circuit Playground Express and
$4.95
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Front angled shot of 3 x AAA battery holder with on-off switch and 2-pin JST PH connector.
This battery holder connects 3 AAA batteries together in series for powering all kinds of projects. We spec'd these out because the box is slim, and 3 AAA's add up to about...
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Angled shot of 3 PKcell AAA batteries.
Battery power for your portable project! These batteries are good quality at a good price, and work fantastic with any of the kits or projects in the shop that use AAA's. This is a...
$1.50
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1 x Clear Adhesive Squares - 6 pack
Clear Adhesive Squares - 6 pack
1 x USB cable
USB A to Micro-B - 3 foot long

This guide was first published on Dec 07, 2022. It was last updated on Jun 14, 2024.

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