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

  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 so it can’t be used […]

Reverse engineering the Panasonic AC infrared protocol

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 Toy, Teensy3, ChipKit Fubarino and […]

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

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 our opinion, AnalysIR is now […]

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

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 Toy python example and took […]

Remote control protocol and modulation basics

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 people tend to confuse the […]

WORKSHOP VIDEO #28: Exploring the serial port

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 Term, and Hercules and follow along. […]