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.
Geoff Bentley
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55 minutes

per class

Meets once


year olds


learner per class

per learner

How does aOne-Timeclass work?

Meets once at a scheduled time
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Class Experience

👉 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

About Me

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.

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