A universal remote is a common everyday household appliance. Used to do everything from TV/Video/Cable to ceiling fan control, this project is a extremely versatile product.
We planned to have a 32-button remote that could replicate the IR characteristics of a VCR & TV remote control.
For our final project, we undertook to create a replica of this product. Using the Atmel 8535 microcontroller chip, we believe that we can accurately replicate the characteristics of the device.
We also wanted to see how hard it would be to use the microcontroller without the limitation of a prefabed ATMEL board. We used the board to test and program our device, but the final project is a fully portable project. Basically, we thought it would be cool to be able to bring our project home with us to control our own TV.