A hack for Hacks using AnalysIR & USB IR Toy

The crew from AnalysIR  writes: One of our users from Italy, Guido, was tasked with upgrading an old in-house WRC system to allow the team of Sport’s Journalists to access the rack of satellite receivers relaying the various sports events around the building.  The challenge is that all of the STB (Set Top Boxes) are […]

Simple Infrared PWM on Arduino, Part 3 – Hex IR Signals

The crew from AnalysIR has written up an article on Simple Infrared PWM on Arduino. This third part of a series will show you how to send Infrared signal using the Hex representation: In Part 1 of this series, we demonstrated how to send signals using soft or Simple Infrared PWM on Arduino. In our […]

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 […]

Poor maker’s IR receiver #2

As promised, the AnalysIR crew has released their design for a simple IR receiver, this time using the Arduino. Our recent post about the silver bullet IR receiver proved very popular and we promised that we would follow-up with another variant of the poor maker’s Infrared receiver. This time we are using an IR LED […]

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 […]

Constant current circuit for IR LEDs

The crew from AnalysIR reports they have written up an article on constant current circuit for Infrared LEDs – similar to that in the USB IR Toy. They compare the various methods of driving IR LEDs, including a series resistor and a circuit driven by an NPN transistor, and how to design your circuit for […]