Coding & Tech
How to Hack Your Remote Control (1-to-1 class)
Students take apart a remote control (e.g. TV remote) and see what's inside, in this fun 1-hour class. They’ll learn the science behind this amazing tech, and ways of hacking it for use in their own electronics projects.
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This is a hands-on session which delves into the engineering and science behind the remote control, as well as practical & safety tips for unmaking & remaking products. We cover the following topics: 👉 Infra-red light & the electro-magnetic spectrum 👉 Basic electrical circuits and concepts 👉 Electronic components - computer chips, PCBs 👉 IR communication - frequency, binary Students will be guided through the process of taking apart and putting back together a remote control, safely....
👉 Remote control with working batteries - this can be for a TV, air-conditioner, DVD player, stereo, whatever! 👉 Flat-head screwdriver or blunt non-serrated butter knife (2x is preferable) 👉 Old credit card or bit of thin hard plastic 👉 Tin foil (just a little bit) If your remote has screws which you can see when you take off the battery cover on the back, you'll also need: 👉 Small Phillips screwdriver 👉 Jar lid 👉 Pen + paper & scissors ✂📝
55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Students may need support with prizing open the remote - this can be a little tricky on some remotes. I show students how to do this safely.
Geoff BentleyCreative & Passionate Tech Educator
159 total reviews
86 completed classes
Kia ora! (That's "hello" and "thank you" in Māori) I teach digital tech & sustainable tech for students and teachers, online, and in the in Waikato region of Aotearoa New Zealand, and am passionate about developing lifelong learning skills. I...