This week’s How-To is a fun one, we take an iPod and turn it in to a universal infrared remote control which can be used to control all your home electronic equipment, or just about anything that uses a remote control, for example in our place we have our iPod controlling our TV, DVD Player, Direct TV, Ultimate TV PVR, Media Center PC, Xbox, XM Satellite Radio, Roomba and a few other random things like a Robot.
I was scrolling down boingboing.net just now and came across this delightfully complicated experience from engadget.com: how to turn your iPod into a universal remote. Natcherly, I don’t have an iPod, but if I did I wouldn’t have the patience to program it to replace my myriad other remotes. I’d ask Tom the techie to come over and do it for me, which he wouldn’t, and there I’d be. But you’re not like me.