USB IR Toy free PCB assembly cheatsheet


@psmay tweeted this picture of his USB IR Toy free PCB assembly cheatsheet.

With the USB IR Toy you can use a remote control with your computer, view infrared signals on a logic analyzer, capture and replay remote control buttons.

You can get IR Toy v2 for $22.05, including world wide shipping.

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  1. I would like to get a Mac Mini with OS X / Yosemite – and connect IR Toy V2 to it.

    Would that work?

    I mainly need to control an Air Condition unit I have. Since it has no interface, other than an IR remote control, I need some device to capture the codes, and let me replay them again. With a temperature and humidity sensor, I will let the Mac Mini control the air condition automatically as well as remotely.

    The Air Con is outside, pumping cold and dry air in, so the temperature probe doesn’t measure the correct temperature. Yes, I could try to disassemble it and find the temperature probe, then extend it into the inside. This is not good enough, however. Also, after a power-failure, the air con will default to OFF (like most air con and dehumidifiers will). With an IR Toy v2, I would be able to either automatically or remotely, power up the air con again.

    I don’t intend to build one myself, just buy if off the linked website.

    Thank you.


  2. Just curious: is the Eagle .BRD file or gerbers available for this (the SoB) version of IR Toy V3? I’d like to make a solder mask but I can’t find either a .BRD or gerbers anywhere.

    I have a Free PCB of this puppy just itching for solder paste…

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