TV B Gone
I have a TV B Gone from Adafruit so I just made this one to see if I could. I did however want to make one that was smaller, easier to hide, and cheaper. Since the design was open source, I started with the schematic and worked my way from there. I did not really need 4 LEDs, nor did I need some of the extra parts that were on it. So after deleting some parts and routing the board, I ended up with what I have right now. You can download the attached files and make your own or just check the schematic out.
I ordered my PCBs from dorkbotpdx. My design is about .9 square inches. So that means it cost $4.5 for 3 boards ($1.5 each)
So I placed my mouser order which totaled $4.55 without shipping. All the little parts came in their own baggie (some in even 2). A waste of plastic, but handy i like to keep them for later use.
Here is the parts list:
1 Electrolytic Cap (ended up not using it)
1 IR LED
And when assembled it looks like this
I added long wires on the LEDs and kept the battery leads long becuase I still want to try and put this is some clothing or something of the sort to hide it when in use.
There are 2 LEDs, one is a wide angle lens and the other is a narrow angle. I do not remember which is which.
It runs on 2 rechargable AAA batteries. I thought I had ordered the battery pack with the switch on it. I guess not.
I downloaded Adafruit's program for the microcontroller and used AVR Studio and my Pololu AVR programmer to upload it to the Attiny. I have tested it and it works fine. Here is a size comparison with it and the Adafruit one I have:
Any suggestions on what to put it in ???