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Remote Sniper.


The Remote Sniper. Hah, forget about those pathetic TV-B-Gone things, mad person, and build yourself a Godzilla version which can control a TV or VCR from a quarter of a mile away. Tshaw…take that, sad Idol fans. $30.00 for the plans.

 I have done a similar project called the Remote Sniper, which can control TV’s, VCR’s from as far away as you can see with a telescope or binoculars. I hacked a green laser pointer to get at the 808nm 500mw diode, and this is modulated directly by the universal remote output and a transistor. The collimating lens is set to spread the beam to about the size of a living room window at 1000 feet or so. To aim the unit, the infrared beam is viewed on a video monitor using a low lux black and white camera (sees infrared). Here is a shot of the unit using a lower power “eye safe” 940nm laser module…

Red – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.

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