Hack A Laser Tag Toy Into A Smart Home Sidekick!
About the project
Ill show you how to replace the brains of a laser tag toy to make a universal remote! All of the electronics still work without toy!
Estimated time: 1 hour
Items used in this project
I wanted to make a universal remote that was more interesting than just some box with buttons on it. My idea was to take a Nerf blaster and replace the mechanisms inside with a circuit that would work as an IR remote. While looking for a blaster I stumbled upon a home laser tag toy that uses IR already. Since it already had a battery holder, electronic trigger, and built in IR LED it was perfect. I made this video to talk about it and show off how it works!