Want to make your robot light up from across the room? With Sparkfun’s Infrared Remote Kit you can easily add wireless controls to your next bot. In addition to being able to control your robot remotely, you can also use this kit to allow multiple bots to send signals to each other.
The kit includes an infrared remote, two IR receivers, two IR LEDs, a CR2025 coin cell battery, and a bunch of 330 ohm resistors. The remote itself has a bunch of buttons, including one for power, one labelled select, four directional buttons, and three optional ones labeled A, B and C. Sparkfun says it should work with many of the common IR receiver ICs.
The Infrared Remote Kit is available online for $9.95.