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About this project

iRNinja - Making TV simple again!

The iRNinja is a wireless 4 button keypad that controls your entertainment system.  It has two components:  The keypad that mounts on the wall and a base unit that sits near your TV and equipment.

The base unit is a learning remote with advanced macro capabilities.  Use your existing remotes to program a series of commands or activities for each of the 4 buttons on the keypad.  You can program a single command such as channel up or channel down or a series of commands, such as turning your TV, A/V receiver, and satellite box On, switching inputs on your TV and tuning to a particular channel.  We've added a one second delay in between each IR command sent.  This allows you to add the extra time needed to wait for your TV to power up before sending commands such as switching to a particular input. The iRNinja uses a 38KHz  Infrared Sensor, which works on most TVs, audio receivers, DirecTV satellite boxes, and many cable boxes.  Note, some cable boxes and audio equipment use a higher frequency which will not work on the iRNinja at this time.

The keypad is elegant looking, with four large buttons that can be labeled using any label maker. The keypad uses a standard 9volt battery that has an estimated 10 year life with average usage.

iRNinja Wireless Keypad:

 

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Can I install this myself?

The iRNinja is a DIY (Do It Yourself) device, but some may need the help of an audio/video installer for advanced programming or to install the keypad in the wall.

Some advanced infrared commands may not be available on your existing remotes, such as a discreet On or Off command for your TV.  In those cases you may need to use one of the many apps available that have those codes, such as the SURE Universal Smart TV Remote for Android phones.   Or you may have to hire an audio/video installer to setup the iRNinja for you.

The keypad mounts in the wall using a standard single gang low voltage ring.  It can not be installed in a box with 120vac switches.  The keypad is about an inch and a half deep with the battery.

Risks and challenges

There are always risks and challenges in every project, but that's why we decided to wait to launch our Kickstarter campaign until we had completed the hardware and firmware and had at least six months of beta testing at our customer's homes. We decided to build the units ourselves in the USA to ensure that you get a high quality product, and we will be able to deliver the product to you in considerably less time.

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    iRNinja base unit and one keypad

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    Get an iRNinja learning remote base unit and one 4-button wireless keypad professionally installed by our team! ONLY AVAILABLE in PALM BEACH COUNTY FLORIDA. We will install the 4 button keypad in your wall and custom program the unit for your equipment.

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    iRNinja base unit and two keypads

    Get one of the first 100 two keypad units made! You will receive an iRNinja learning remote base unit and two 4-button wireless keypads

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    iRNinja (2 KPs) Professionally Installed

    Get one iRNinja learning remote base unit and two 4-button wireless keypads professionally installed by our team! ONLY AVAILABLE in PALM BEACH COUNTY FLORIDA. We will install the 4 button keypads in your wall and custom program the unit for your equipment.

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