You can test any IR remote with your iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by 103734, Jul 30, 2007.

  1. 103734 Guest

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    You can test any IR remote with your iPhone just look at the IR part of your remote with the camera on your iPhone and you can see the lights if the remote works.

    I have a video here

    I know alot of people know about this already but im sure there are some people that don't, this also works with any digital camera or webcam. So yes you can use your isight
     
  2. KD7IWP macrumors 6502a

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    I'll have to try that out later. I didn't realize a digital camera would pick up any infra-red, that seems odd to me.
     
  3. megfilmworks macrumors 68020

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    Worked for me.. Amazing light sequences for different functions.
     
  4. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    It's pretty normal, most CCD-based cameras can pick up at least some infrared light. Many camcorders and standalone digital cameras can do this as well.
     
  5. earnjam macrumors 6502a

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    You can use your iPhone to test out lightbulbs too. Just turn the light on, then take a picture of it. If it looks like it's on in the picture, then it's working.
     
  6. The Stig macrumors 6502a

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    This also works to fine out if it is daylight out. Just point your iPhone at the sun and take a picture.

    The Stig
     
  7. billchase2 macrumors 68000

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    i remember my old gameboy camera did the same thing.

    wow, that was a while ago...
     
  8. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    reminds me of this engadget article about a company that's making shirts imprinted with stuff only digital cameras can pick up. it's quite interesting.
     
  9. megfilmworks macrumors 68020

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    Very cool. Think of all the trouble you could cause!!
     
  10. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    think of all the trouble you could get away with! :D
     
  11. 103734 thread starter Guest

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    ha thats the article that made me remember this, when I saw it I was like "I wonder if everyone remembers you can use your iPhone to test remotes.".
     

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