TV Remote Controler

By: Brayden Mayo

How it works

A TV remote sends out pulses of infrared lights that represent codes. These codes correspond to commands such as the power on and off button, mute button or volume buttons. The IR receiver in the TV decodes the pulses of light into binary data that the devices microprocessor can understand and the microprocessor carries out the corresponding command making it able to fully funcition


The first TV remote created by a man call Nikola Tesla he created this device in the 1800s and revealed it in Madison Square Garden in New York city in 1898


The advantages of this device is that before the TV remote was around the user of the TV would have to get up every time they wanted to change the volume or channel which was a major inconvenience but with a TV remote they can do this all while not having to move from your seat making you enjoy what you were watching more.
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The disadvantages of TV remotes are that in certain places they don't work and you can only use them from a certain distance and another negative example would be the fact that they use batteries and if the batteries die you cant use your remote.
The First Television Remote Control! (1961)


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