Do you code the IR or is it just a simple on/off? I wonder if i could jam it, or trigger it, with a TV remote?
The IR remote has a bunch of different codes for different effects. To get the flashing, I had to send the "On" code and then another code that does the flashing. But it would have been pretty easy to send different codes for different flash patterns etc... The codes in this case are NEC, so I'm guessing it depends on the TV remote, but certainly an enterprising student could use one of those universal remotes to learn the codes and then send them...