IR hack of remote controls

Very usefull to centralize commands of remotely controlable devices.

http://www.cooking-hacks.com/index.php/documentation/tutorials/control-hvac-infrared-devices-from-the-internet-with-ir-remote/#ir-remote-arduino

Just get a useless remote control, open it and take out the IR led. I used also a IR receiver from a videoprojector and build the setup described in the link. I was able to record an reproduce IR commands to a LG air conditioning systmen and a Samsung TV. Just make sure to point the LED towards the receiver to avoid wasting too much time debugging for nothing.