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How to create a signed Windows 8 driver for USB Ir Toy

Friday, July 31st, 2015

  HakanL writes: As part of a home automation project I’ve been testing different infrared receivers/transmitters. One inexpensive USB-based transceiver is the USB Infrared Toy (v2) This uses the Microchip PIC 18F2550 microcontroller which acts as a virtual USB serial port. The problem is that the included driver isn’t signed...

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Reverse engineering the Panasonic AC infrared protocol

Sunday, December 28th, 2014

The AnalysIR Team hailing from Dublin, Ireland has just published a new article called. "Reverse engineering the Panasonic AC Infrared protocol". If you're into IR hacking with the USB IR Toy, check this out. "AnalysIR is an advanced IR analyzer & decoder that works with Arduinos, Raspberry Pi, USB IR...

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USB Infrared Toy v2 back in stock

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

USB Infrared Toy v2 is back in stock at Seeed Studio. You can use it as 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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AnalysIR adds LIRC export format

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

The AnalysIR crew note that users of the USB IR Toy may be interested in a new feature they just announced allowing export to LIRC format. This opens up Raspberry Pi & most Linux systems... You can get IR Toy v2 for $22.05, including world wide shipping. Via the forum.

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Latest ‘New Year’ release of AnalysIR with full support for USB IR Toy

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

The AnalysIR crew has announced the the latest ‘New Year’ release of AnalysIR with full support for USB IR Toy: A major highlight of this release is full AnalysIR support for USB IR Toy from Dangerous Prototypes (V1 & V2 hardware) for decoding and resending IR signals at all common modulation frequencies. In...

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USB IR Toy – Infrared modulation frequency review

Friday, January 10th, 2014

Chris from AnalysIR presents this review on setting the modulation frequency on the USB IR Toy. Via the contact form.

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AnalysIR supports USB IR Toy

Saturday, November 9th, 2013

The crew from AnalysIR has added support for the USB IR Toy to their software. AnalysIR is Windows based IR Analyzer & Decoder software for use with Arduino, Raspberry Pi & similar platforms. Check out their blog for more information. You can your own USB IR Toy v2 for around...

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Python module for transmitting and receiving infrared signals with an IR Toy

Friday, October 19th, 2012

Crleblanc wrote a Python module for transmitting and receiving infrared signals with the IR Toy. It's tested under Linux, Raspberry Pi, and is expected to work under Windows as well. It's open source and hosted on the the Python Package Index (PyPI) linked above. I played around with the IR...

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Remote control protocol and modulation basics

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

Giorgos started a series of tutorials on remote control signals. First one covers common protocols, and IR modulation basics. I will explain some essential and widely used IR protocols including the Phillips RC5/6 and the Sony SIRC protocol. But first of all, there is something very important to explain. Many...

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WORKSHOP VIDEO #28: Exploring the serial port

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

[embed]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6grUGkShWJE[/embed] While USB is all around us, the humble (virtual) serial port is still everywhere. Today we explore the serial interface on the Infrared Toy, Bus Pirate, and Logic Sniffer. See a demonstration of the binary interfaces and commands normally used only by software utilities. Grab some terminal software like Tera...

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USB Infrared Toy v1.1 free PCB build

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

Exapod built a USB IR Toy v1.1 free PCB. 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. If you build a free PCB we’ll send you another one! Blog about it,...

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3D Model: USB IR Toy v3 with remote

Monday, June 11th, 2012

Today we made a 3D scene of the revised PCB for the USB IR Toy with remote that we'll use in our new sales page. The USB IR Toy was not changed electrically, it was only moved to larger PCB with mounting holes. With the USB IR Toy you can...

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DIY IR Toy and CPLD breakout boards

Friday, May 4th, 2012

DIY etched boards are the quickest way to get a project up and running. This is just what Noy did with his IR Toy, and CPLD breakout boards. He modified our projects to a single layer design. Used the toner-transfer method to copy the traces, and etched the boards with...

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USB Infrared Toy v2 free PCB build

Monday, April 9th, 2012

Giuss built a USB IR Toy v2 free PCB. 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. If you build a free PCB we’ll send you another one! Blog about it,...

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USB Infrared Toy v2 free PCB build

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

Fcobcn built a USB IR Toy v2 free PCB. 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. If you build a free PCB we’ll send you another one! Blog about it, post...

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USB Infrared Toy free PCB build

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Brent built a USB IR Toy v1.1 free PCB. 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. If you build a free PCB we’ll send you another one! Blog about it,...

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Hex Bug voice control using USB IR Toy

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

Jim Choate presents this project using the USB IR Toy along with Arduino and Windows 7 Speech Recognition to control Hex Bug robot toys. A link to the C# and Arduino code is included. Via the contact form.

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