Hi! Started to play a little bit more with my ST and thought due the amount of remotes have at home, and the difficult it is to have home theater, tv, apple tv, comcast, all stuff with different types of configuration, that something that would allow me to create some actions would be great.
Started to look for alternatives, and notice things as harmony, or wifi to IR bridges, which looks to me far from the ideal, and some of them quite expensive (~100usd).
Today just prototyped a simple circuit, with ultra bright IR leds, connected to my raspberry PI. Using LIRC, it is quite easy to control different types of remotes, as well as training new ones. But before starting doing that, just wanted to know your thoughts, as might be missing something already made.
Ideally, the project could be a really low-cost, high-quality, considering that:
1- Raspberry PI Zero + SD + Power adapter costs around 20usd;
2- Components to make the circuit would cost another 6usd;
And better than just creating it, we would have an opensource solution, REST based, that would allow us to configure different actions, such as:
WATCH COMCAST ( turn tv on, turn home theater on, select TV input, turn comcast on)
WATCH APPLE TV ( turn tv on, turn apple tv on, turn home theater on, select VIDEO input)
Looking forward to hearing your thoughts!