TV-B-Gone Kit

Soldering kit to make your own universal TV on-off remote control
Backorder: expected to ship in 1-2 weeks.
$19.50
SKU: 173

This soldering kit is a build it yourself version of the TV-B-Gone created by Mitch Altman. You can imagine a dystopian future, filled with televisions, where this kit would be super useful and you'd be a hero for having one. And while maybe that's dramatic, the TV-B-Gone is perfect for playing pranks on your friends during the Super Bowl or getting some peace and quiet during dinner.


The TV-B-Gone is a kit that, when soldered together, allows you to turn off almost any television within 150 feet or more. It works on over 230 total power codes - 115 American/Asian and another 115 European codes. You can select which zone you want during kit assembly.

This is an unassembled kit which means that soldering is required - but it is a good beginner kit and a great introduction to soldering in general. The kit is powered by 2x AA batteries (not included) and the output comes from 2x narrow beam IR LEDs and 2x wide-beam IR LEDs.

The TV-B-Gone covers almost any television from the brands listed below, including the latest flat-screens and plasma TVs. There is also more info on the TV-B-Gone website.

And now for the brands!

Acer, Admiral, Aiko, Alleron, Anam National, AOC, Apex, Baur, Bell&Howell, Brillian, Bush, Candle, Citizen, Contec, Cony, Crown, Curtis Mathes, Daiwoo, Dimensia, Electrograph, Electrohome, Emerson, Fisher, Fujitsu, Funai, Gateway, GE, Goldstar, Grundig, Grunpy, Hisense, Hitachi, Infinity, JBL, JC Penney, JVC, LG, Logik, Loewe, LXI, Majestic, Magnavox, Marantz, Maxent, Memorex, Mitsubishi, MGA, Montgomery Ward, Motorola, MTC, NEC, Neckermann, NetTV, Nikko, NTC, Otto Versand, Palladium, Panasonic, Philco, Philips, Pioneer, Portland, Proscan, Proton, Pulsar, Pye, Quasar, Quelle, Radio Shack, Realistic, RCA, Samsung, Sampo, Sansui, Sanyo, Scott, Sears, SEI, Sharp, Signature, Simpson, Sinudyne, Sonolor, Sony, Soundesign, Sylviana, Tatung, Teknika, Thompson, Toshiba, Universum, Viewsonic, Wards, White Westinghouse, Zenith

TECHNICAL DETAILS

  • Dimensions(PCB only): 44.5mm x 30mm x 1.6mm (1.7in x 1.2in x 0.06in)
  • Dimensions(assembled): 63mm x 32mm x 29mm (2.5in x 1.26in x 1.15in)
  • Weight (w/o batteries): 15.25g / 0.5oz
  • EagleCAD PCB files, schematic, and other downloads available in the product tutorial




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