DIY remote control range extender
Have you ever been frustrated that the range of your remote controls is a little too short? Infra Red is visible line of sight. It doesn’t go through walls or around corners. Ambient lighting can also shorten its range. There isn’t much you can do to improve the remote itself, but you can place a repeater midway between it and the device it controls.
A simple repeater circuit by Andy Collinson can built built in an evening for less than $20. Place one between and that favorite dead spot and remote away frustration free!