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In this project I’ll show you how to build a gesture-controlled remote so you can turn on and control your TV using “The Force!”

I partnered with Verizon for this video to show you from start to finish how to:

- Wire up an IR receiver to a Feather M4 Express
- Load some CircuitPython code that will print out what the IR receiver captures
- Grab all the IR codes you need from your TV’s remote
- Wire up an IR LED and APDS9960 gesture sensor
- Drop your IR codes into another CircuitPython script
- Assemble everything into a slick 3d-printed shell
- Kick back and turn on The Mandalorian like a Jedi

Here are all the parts you need to make it:

Feather M4 Express
APDS9960 Proximity, Light, RGB and Gesture sensor
Male/Female Jumper Wires
IR Receiver
Silicone-coated wire
SPDT Slide Switch
220 Ohm Resistor for the LED (I used 270 Ohm in the video but 220 will work fine!)
PN2222 Transistor
470 Ohm Resistor for the Transistor if you go that route”

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