RedPython#37 - Using Python and Raspberry Pi to automatically mute TV ads

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Microsoft Building 25

Microsoft Way · Redmond, WA

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Using Python and a Raspberry Pi to automatically mute TV commercials

In this session, Steve will cover the following topics about using Raspberry PI to control TV sound bar:

The Pi uses an infrared transmitter.
The python app has 3 parts:
* Functions to send commands to the infrared transmitter, which then transmits the commands to the television sound bar
* A Flask web service to accept television command requests (e.g. volume decrease, volume increase)
* A scheduler that automatically sends remote control commands at programmed times

About the speaker:
Steve Baker

Steve is a software developer and mechanical engineer who likes to make software that talks with devices.

The agenda:

6:00 - 6:30 Social activity and self-introduction (food will be served, first come first serve)
6:30 - 7:00 The session
7:00 - 8:00 More socializing


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