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Infra-red Remote - Suits all Microbric robot kits

Program your robot to be controlled by this infra-red remote control. There are 27 buttons to use including up, down, left and right arrows
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The Microbric Infra-red remote control is a programmable universal remote that can be programed to output a range of different types and brands of infra-red codes.

The Microbot robot being controlled by the infra-red remote control

The most widely used code for robotics projects is the Sony code. Follow this sequence of steps to set the remote to the Sony code:
  1. Put two AAA batteries into the remote control unit.
  2. Simultaneously hold down the S button (in the middle of the arrows) and the B button on the remote (a red light will go on in the top left hand corner of the remote.)
  3. Press the number sequence 0 1 3 on the remote buttons.
  4. Press the red power button on the remote.
  5. The remote is now configured to work with your microcontroller.
Note that buttons A, C, D, E, F and G are for setting the remote control into different codes. Avoid pressing these buttons as this will inadvertently set your remote into another code. You can always return to the Sony code by pressing the B button.
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