Poin2 Lab. just received a little J.A.R.V.I.S. upgrade! Now this little Iron Man figure sends IR signal from its hand and the Arc Reactor so it can control various devices in the office.
If you happen to have the same Iron Man figure, here are some guides for you to make your own Iron Man remote controller.
1. Disassemble the figure completely by removing two screws near its chest.
2. Remove batteries from its head and solder two wires (Orange color in below picture) to existing Power/Ground (where red and black wires are connected) of head LED signals.
3. Pull those wires out of the figure’s body through its neck and the back, then connect them to a digital output and GND of Arduino to control the head LED as you want. The little mainboard in its head should already have a load resistor connected with the LED, so there is no need to add a resistor.
4. Replace the chest LED with an IR LED. Cut the original red and black wires, solder new wires to the IR LED, and pull those wires out of the figure’s body. I soldered an additional IR LED to the same wires and attached it to the figure’s hand so IR signal can be transmitted to multiple directions.
Watch Iron Man in action:
Soon this figure will do more than just controlling A/C, so stay tuned!