Enough Already: Silencing Celebs with Arduino

Matt demonstrates how he uses an Arduino to make a celebrity-silencing remote control for your TV. By decoding the closed captioning track in the video signal, the Arduino is able to look for keywords such as “PALIN” or “KARDASHIAN” and mute your TV, protecting your poor ears from having to hear about them ever again.

For more information, including the code, check out: http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2011/08/enough-already-the-arduino-solution-to-overexposed-celebs.html

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25 thoughts on “Enough Already: Silencing Celebs with Arduino

  1. Sadly in Germany/ …
    Sadly in Germany/Europe, no television channel sends data like that. ):

    Is there? a way to get something like Teletext with that shield?

  2. @djrevolution99 Yes …
    @djrevolution99 Yes for sure, you just have to marry the right woman and get her on? tv.

  3. the question is …
    the question is will this work with? digial tv as we no longer have analog in our area

  4. what’s that? thing …
    what’s that? thing you call TV? Haven’t watched for years lol. But nice invention.

  5. Another awesome …
    Another awesome video… Gives me an idea to add a PIR detector to turn the tube off when nobody is watching. Flash an LED for 30 seconds first to give folks a chance to throw a pillow, then click! Maybe add a? clapper style control to it as well?

  6. That’s genius… I …
    That’s genius… I need one to mute? the sound of auto-tuned ‘so-called musicians’ as they’re ruining the world of music… lady gaga springs to mind…

  7. Ok this? is cheap, …
    Ok this? is cheap, but thumbs up if you heard “So long (Gayboys)” from the Hangover movie!

  8. Are commercials …
    Are commercials close-captioned? If so,? I would program in the names of politicians.

  9. @nikku506 Yup. …
    @nikku506 Yup. Developing a circuit and programming a ton of code sure is lazy! Garshdarn kids! Back in my day, our TV had? dials, we didn’t even have remotes!

  10. im sorry but our …
    im sorry but our generation being? more complex, on how to be lazy, just hit the mute yourself or change the channel, its one button away and no hack required

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