USB IR Toy v1 back in stock

Posted on Tuesday, March 29th, 2011 in Infrared toy by Ian

The USB IR Toy is back in stock at Seeed Studio.

This batch has a background story. We were arranging v2, which is still over a month away and will be a few dollars more expensive, when Seeed found nearly 200 extra v1 and v1a IR Toys.

IR Toy v1 has a low-powered infrared transmitter section to reduce the chance of damage to the hardware or a PC. Unfortunately, when coupled with a super high-power LED like the SFH-41 used in the v1, the transmitting range is very low.

We wanted to give these IR Toys a little more oomph, so Seeed replaced the IR LED with the more efficient part we’re using in V2.

Get one for $20, including worldwide shipping.

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