[Joedefa] had a Griffin Beacon Universal Remote that was collecting dust, and decided that it needed to stop collecting dust. He had a growing number of wireless devices in his house and found himself in need of a remote to control them all. The Griffin Beacon fit the bill, but most of his lights and outlets were RF controlled. So he did what hackers do best… broke out the screw driver and soldering iron and rewired it!
[Joedefa] is using an Attiny85 as the brains between an infrared LED and a RF transmit module (if anyone can identify the source of this module, please let everyone know in the comments). A pair of red and green LEDs lets him know if the remote has received commands successfully.
It’s always nice to see a discontinued product made useful once more with a little ingenuity and
an Arduino some hacking skill. Hat’s off to [Joedefa] for a righteous hack!