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Subject: Re: Info on making a control remote
Date: Sat, 28 Sep 2002 07:39:53 +0400
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.......so what do you do if the remote's battery runs down?
"Jeff Artz" wrote in message
> I believe you have the exact RF controllers that my friend bought for
> house. He bought one for each floor, and we set each floor 1, 2 and 3.
> bought both the 'in-wall' controller that fits in a "Decora" style
> faceplate, and handheld remotes that just have "Fan - OFF - Lo - Hi" and
> "Light On/Off/Dim".
> You could also use X-10 products. There are wireless RF controllers and
> various controllers for lights, appliance and inductive loads (ceiling
> fans). I just picked up a couple more inductive dimmers for $20 each for
> bedroom fans (http://www.smarthome.com/2205.html) (I already had one on my
> living room fan)... In order to control them remotely, you need a X-10
> controller. You can buy 'wired' controllers that plug in to any wall
> or wireless controllers that have a wireless receiver that plugs into the
> wall jack. I've got about 1/3 of my home wired with X-10 modules...
> They're great, especially for Home Theatre... ;-) With my X-10 universal
> remote, I can operate all my IR devices, and turn on/off/dim all my X-10
> connected devices in the house. All without getting up from the couch...
> (Hey, after a long day at work, I deserve to be able to 'sit still' for a
> while... ;-)
> Anyways, X-10 compatible modules and controllers are available at Radio
> Shack, Lowes Hardware and Stark Electronics (in my area - Massachusetts).
> There's a much broader selection available at www.smarthome.com or
> www.x10.com though... I would have my whole house wired by now if I had
> $$$ to do so... I just buy a few modules at a time when I've got the
> spending money...
> "Lightning" wrote in message
> > Hey I am interested in making a control remote for my ceiling fan. I
> > already have a fan remote control kit and it works great. But i want
> > to modify a second remote to fit into a wall switch case or something
> > similar. i looked into opening the remote control and just putting
> > everything together outside the case, but its not really working,
> > because of the size of coponents, also the remote has a lot of stuff i
> > wouldnt need, like a thermometer, timers, an lcd screen and more. all
> > i basically want is the on/off functionality for the light and fan,
> > the dimmer functionality would be nice too. The control works through
> > RF and has 4 little dip switches in the receiver and and control to
> > sync them. How hard would it be to rig up something like his? Is it
> > even feasible? Would it be possible to find out the operating
> > frequency form studdying the existing remote? and where would i find
> > information that would lead me to being able to solve this? All im
> > really asking for is any websites/books that i could potentially learn
> > enough from to figure this out by myself. any input welcome, and any
> > info that might be relevant or help me in the future is too.. i have a
> > basic understanding of radio and electronics and have played around
> > with various kits, however this is beyond the scope of what i know. I
> > dont read newsgroups that regularily, so if you could CC me a response
> > to firstname.lastname@example.org i'd greatly appriciate it.
> > Thanks in advance,
> > Lightning
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