iPhone Remote Control

On March 1, 2011, in Electronics, by Vlad Cazan

Ever since the iPhone came out, I really wished they included an IR emitter inside so that developers could write apps for universal remotes for all sorts of things. Since they do not, I have finally figured out a way to use your iPhone as a universal remote. Since the iPhone only has the 32 […]


IR Illuminator – Part Three

On February 2, 2010, in Electronics, openFloor, by Vlad Cazan

NOTE: This is a continuation of a three part post. Part 1 can be found here, Part 2 can be found here. I finally finished soldering the IR LEDS on a breadboard in a matrix. I had 36 LEDs left after my experiments, so I decided to make a square 6 X 6. The connection […]

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IR Illuminator – Part Two

On January 29, 2010, in Electronics, openFloor, by Vlad Cazan

In the previous post I had connected a LM317 Power Regulator to a row of 8 IR LED’s. Everything was working fairly well so I decided to run a few tests before soldering the LEDs to the board. I have changed the circuit and removed the potentiometer and created everything with only one resistor. I […]

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Ir Illuminator – Part One

On January 25, 2010, in Electronics, openFloor, by Vlad Cazan

The first goal of my project is to create an infrared illuminator from scratch to avoid buying a really expensive one online. The model that  I aiming to recreate is this one found at Super Circuits online for $79.00 USD | http://www.supercircuits.com/Infrared-Illuminators/IR14 | This is very expensive but it does come prebuilt with a stand […]

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mBed + xBee communication

On August 20, 2009, in Electronics, by Vlad Cazan

XBee Communication By: Vlad Cazan Two XBees and One USB Explorer I had two XBee modules that I really wanted to use with the mbed. These are the standard OEM RF Modules one with an antenna and one with a ANT chip. For one of the chips I will be using the Xbee Explorer USB […]

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