[Lab] Help with a remote control switch...

Chris de Groot cdegroot at adobe.com
Mon Nov 2 10:51:01 EST 2015

I would suggest you spend $20 on something like this. http://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/indoor-wireless-remote-outlet-0529205p.html#.VjeEza6rQUE

You could use it right as it is, or if you want to have it slimmed down and/or totally battery operated, put them in different enclosures and bypass the power in the switching enclosure with a battery. Will save a lot of time and is hard to beat price wise as it has a remote, buttons, battery, battery holder, relay(more then likely) and is ok to use as far as the law is. You can also grow with it, so start with it as it is and then focus on the rest of the project, then if you have time you can improve on the switch to make it better for your case.

If you are not used to working with mains electricity, do not open up the switcher box and expect to still use it with mains.


From: Lab <lab-bounces at artengine.ca<mailto:lab-bounces at artengine.ca>> on behalf of Andrew Barbour <andrew.g.barbour at gmail.com<mailto:andrew.g.barbour at gmail.com>>
Date: Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 4:29 PM
To: lab <lab at artengine.ca<mailto:lab at artengine.ca>>
Subject: [Lab] Help with a remote control switch...

I am trying to set-up a simple remote control switch.... all it has to do is control a LED light and a buzzer.  Does anyone have any of the cheap Chinese receiver transmitter pairs kicking around?

Any suggestions to do this small and cheap?  Ideally, I would love to get the remote control switch hidden inside a pen/whiteboard marker/large sharpie

Or thoughts/experiences with various receiver/transmitters


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