ABSTRACT: The main aim of the project is to operate the any home appliances by using an IR remote which is interfaced with the microcontroller. IR remote acts as the transmitter in this project. When a button is pressed in the remote, the signal will be passed and received by the IR receiver TSOP Receiver. This signal is sent to the microcontroller which decodes the signal and performs the corresponding action in accordance with the button pressed in the remote. For example, if number 1 is pressed in the remote, the load will be switched on/off according to the user requirement. The other tasks will be performed in the similar fashion using IR.