Using IR remote to control GE bulbs


(duino) #1

Hello,
I have a bunch of GE bulbs in the living room. I’d like to be able to control them using a TV remote - mainly because a smart phone is difficult to use quickly.

I have a Smart Things Arduino shield, so it’s pretty easy to capture IR codes and assign specific buttons on the TV remote for dimming lights. But I don’t know how to do the Smart Things side of things. Any pointers to example projects maybe?

More generally, if I have Arduino’s connected via ethernet, or Raspberry Pi’s connected via ethernet, can I send some kind of http command to the ST hub to do certain things (like dim lights)?

Thanks!


(Todd Wackford) #2

Google for smartthings ir blaster. There was a project doing exactly what you want.


(Patrick Stuart [@pstuart]) #3

Or get a zigbee remote :slight_smile: