[larspontoppidan] has an extremely cheap DVD player. It doesn’t work too bad for movies and he liked using it as a CD player. The only problem is the idiotic front panel: a play button that points left, a stop button that points right. Who does that? Lars decided to use an ATMega48 to fix the ridiculous buttons and to interpret commands from his Technics remote. The MCU takes the input from the buttons or remote and then issues the correct IR sequence for the DVD player. He’s got a detailed write up and even covers the initial decoding of IR commands from the original remote. Lars throws in a silly Apple style “breathing” LED hack as well.