IR Digital Thermostat for FAN

Project By: Engr Zeeshan Raja, Peshawar Pakistan,
Cecos University Of Engineering And IT




         This circuit measures temperature in Celsius scale and displays it on an alphanumeric LCD screen
When temperature rise to 40 C an alarm is activated and at the same time a relay is also activated which
drives a fan to keep the temperature at a level.

Another feature of this circuit is that you can use the keys "1,2,3,4" of a Philips TV IR remote to turn on or off three relays, The key ’4’ is used to turn on or off the over temperature alarm.



The brain of this circuit is AT89C51 microcontroller. LM35 is a 3 pin chip which is easily available in TO-92
package. LM35 can sense temperature from 0 C to 100 C but it gives analogue output the microcontroller does not understand analogue data, so ADC0804 (analogue to digital converter) is used to convert it to digital form.


This digital data is given to port 1 of microcontroller. (See the circuit diagram) this data is processed by microcontroller and temperature is displayed on lcd connected to port 2.The control pins of lcd are connected to port 0. port 0 also controls the relays and alarm.


The ULN2003 chip is used to drive the relays because the microcontroller pins don’t have enough current to drive them. so relays cant be connected to microcontroller pins directly further more the relays are inductive load and reverse current is generated in them. Pin 1 to 7 are the inputs and 10to 16 are respective outputs. Pin 8 is ground and pin 9 is connected to the output of 7808 voltage regulator.

The 7805 voltage regulator drives rest of the circuit. I used a standard buzzer driven by LM555 timer/Oscillator chip. The chip is wired as a monostable multivibrator and at its output (i.e. pin no 3) a buzzer is connected.

Use any IR module and connect its Data out to pin 10 of microcontroller. The Relay connected to pin 13 of ULN2003 turns on when temp rises above 40 C so connect the fan to this relay.


As this circuit has many components I advice don’t use Vero boards or point to point boards.

Use a standard pcb. A pcb file is included in the zip file it opens with a software called EAGLE You can download the demo versionhere its quiet simple and easy to use. So print the pcb on a glossy paper. now place the glossy paper on the pcb. The print should be on the copper side now use an iron to transfer the print on the pcb. After you are done dip the pcb in any enchant I used FeCl3 (ferric chloride). When your pcb is ready pour lots of water to remove any FeCl3 and remove the print using steel wool. Now drill holes and place components.

download the zip folder it contains the images of completed

project, hex file circuit diagram and pcb file.

click here for pcb, Circuit diagram and hex file in a zip

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Date: 20/03/2008



IR Digital Thermostat for FAN


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