Voltlog #224 – InTheMail

Welcome to a new InTheMail, the series that will touch both your passion for electronics and your bank account at the same time. We’re gonna start with this small and modern looking remote control. I actually like how this feels, even though the cost was just $3 shipped it just feels well built, the quality of the plastic is nice, the buttons have a nice click and it comes pre-loaded with batteries.

You can then use this remote control to open the garage door or whatever you like to control. But do note that this will not work with all 433MHz remotes, because some remote controls employ some form of coding, to protect the signal from being easily cloned. Take for example the automotive key fobs, some of those work on 433MHz but you won’t be able to clone them with this remote. Nonetheless, useful for creating a copy of your garage door remote control or even better, you could hack this remove and integrate it into your car dash console on some of those unused button slots. That would be a cool project.