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April 21, 2010

WinLIRC – Computer Remote Control Using an IR Remote

at 11:39 am. Filed under Computer Hacks, Cool Gadgets


With this simple IR receiver you are able to take command of your computer from across the room using a simple IR remote control and WinLIRC. Best of all the receiver should cost you less than $15 to build.

“WinLIRC allows you to transmit and receive standard infrared remote control signals. This allows you to control your computer using almost any standard infrared remote control. It also allows your computer to control other equipment which uses these signals (stereo equipment).

WinLIRC is the Windows equivalent of LIRC, the Linux Infrared Remote Control program. WinLIRC (through version 0.6) was originally written by Jim Paris. Later releases are written and maintained on sourceforge.”


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5 Responses to “WinLIRC – Computer Remote Control Using an IR Remote”

  1. jojo Says:

    nice ! it’s work ! very good

  2. Lars Says:

    Awesome, just what I need. 🙂

  3. nyder Says:

    What i do is go to my local used/recycled computer store and find IR recievers, they have a ton of them usually. They tend to end in a headphones style jack. Have to make an adaptor still to connect it to a port, but will lower the cost to like $3

    Plus you’ll have a nice long cord to position the ir receiver to a good position to catch whatever.

  4. H.B. Says:

    Build one of these about 10 years ago with a Vishay TSOP 1738.
    Works great on W98, W2x and later on WinXP, never tried it on Win7 or 64bit. My Case for the IR-Receiver – since I had to put it on my desk – was just a lot of Hot-Glue shaped with a box-cutter 🙂
    Btw.: Training of WinLirc commands sucks a little bit.

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