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DIY Project Keeps Track Of Your TV Remote

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By Chris Scott Barr

Have you ever lost your TV remote? Unless you’ve never owned such a contraption, I can almost bet you’ve answered “yes.” Finally, through our great technological advances, there is a way to prevent  ever losing your clicker. All you need to do is get a very large, heavy object (this person used what appears to be a section of a railroad track, but get creative and use your imagination here) attach a length of chain. Next you’re going to need to build a small enclosure for the remote. Attach the enclosure to the chain and voilà!

Of course you could just be one of those people that places the remote on top of the TV every time you’re done. But seriously, doesn’t walking up to the TV defeat the purpose of having a remote in the first place? I think this solution is far more practical.

[ There I Fixed It ] VIA [ CrunchGear ]







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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Martin-Murd/1628091753 Martin Murd

    I'd personaly use a thinner chain. And most likely just padlock the chain to something. I tend to hit my toes on furniture often enough as it is. The idea of having a piece of railway track on my living room just does not suit :)

  • no_sweat

    I'd buy one, that sounds like too much work for a DIY project.

  • Jessicat

    ThereIFixedIt.com is one of my favorite sites, they really know how to take a problem and just fix it. It's usually cheap and simple. This is a great example. I think something a bit less noticeable would be nice. Maybe paint it to match the decor.

  • Dyoung720

    hahahaha, you know. i have a four year old that thinks daddy likes to look for the remote. in fact rightbefore logging on i had a nice 10 min. search for the remote because she couldn't remember where she hid it. if i had this i may never loose it, that is not until she finds a way to either cut the chain or hide the anvil all together.

  • mcman

    I had a remote surgically implanted in my head. Funny, I still lose it sometimes.

  • http://zotel.livejournal.com/ Zotel

    Are we sure this isn't an “art” porject symbolizing how chained down we are by our TV's? This would be perfect for my house with 2 small kids, except they need to coat it in a 2 inch layer of Nerf material…

  • http://twitter.com/ChaoSoldier Brendhan Burleson

    of course you know just getting a tv that can use a wifi remote then use a universal remote app on an iPhone or iPod touch.. who is going to loose their cellular.

  • ojone87

    looks sweet, im more in favor of using an anvil though

  • ojone87

    surprised theres not an app to help you find your remote

  • jeffmauch

    interesting…. but silly

  • baggyklown

    I wanna do that, but use an old acme style anvil

  • http://SlySpyder.com Tosh

    Handy!

  • batterycentury

    Nice job, we also can use it to protect ourselves.

  • batterycentury

    Nice job, we also can use it to protect ourselves.

  • batterycentury

    Nice job, we also can use it to protect ourselves.

  • batterycentury

    Sorry, plz delete thest two comments.

  • Hubbles

    This reminds me of the restroom key at the store I used to work, we had it on the same key chain as a small radiator. We never lost the key!

  • roxx

    This is a brilliant idea! I will do this to my a/c remote which keeps missing from my room!

  • maherjimmy

    Looks cool, but since it works by detecting shadows, does that mean it's virtually useless in low light/very bright light environments? Does it work with more than one light? Seems a bit too limiting. Props to the guy for making it though.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1468931781 facebook-1468931781

    Hey, I had a wife like that.

  • charliehorse43

    Why did I not think of that. Maybe because I have some since.

  • dubzilla

    I agree with some of the other posters this is ridiculous i mean obviously the remote could fall out of the encasement. i'm thinking bullet proof glass

  • dubzilla

    I agree with some of the other posters this is ridiculous i mean obviously the remote could fall out of the encasement. i'm thinking bullet proof glass