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 […]

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. […]

In the Maker Shed: USB Infrared Toy

Maker Shed now stocks the USB Infrared Toy: The USB Infrared Toy, available in the Maker Shed, is an assembled, open source, USB infrared remote control receiver/transmitter designed by DangerousPrototypes. Use it as a remote control with your computer, to view infrared signals on a logic analyzer, to capture and clone infrared signals, and to […]

Week in (p)review: January 23, 2011

Lots of progress this week: We released an MCP2200 breakout board, and hacked it to run open source Fun with XC9500Xl and CoolRunner-II CPLDs. The wiki has quick start guides, and two new CPLD breakout board designs The Bus Pirate LCD adapter, MMA7455L 3-axis accelerometer, and MCP2200 USB->serial breakout are all back in stock rasmus […]

Week in (p)review: October 17, 2010

Here’s some highlights from the past two weeks, in case you missed them: A USB Infrared Toy as a USB->serial bridge for an RFID reader Design a Dangerous Prototypes t-shirt for fame and prizes Bus Blaster power up test passes Logic Sniffer 101 introduction and overview Bus Pirate hardware v4 first firmware Three USB LCD […]

Week in (p)review: October 3, 2010

Here’s some highlights from the past two weeks, in case you missed them: Bus Pirate firmware v5.8 USB IR Toy firmware v08 Logic Sniffer firmware v2.1 and updated OLS loader app Jawi released Logic Sniffer client v0.8.5 Web platform v1.1 is shipping now Bus Pirate LCD adapters are starting to arrive PCBs for the USB […]

Week in (p)review: September 26, 2010

Here’s some highlights from the past two weeks, in case you missed them: The Bus Pirate LCD adapter v2 design was published, the hardware is available for immediate delivery A new USB Infrared Toy 101 quick-start tutorial A tutorial on using SubVersionN (SVN) to grab our latest code The Bus Blaster and mini-blaster PCBs arrived […]

Week in (p)review: September 12, 2010

Here’s some highlights from the past week, in case you missed them: An EventGhost plugin for the USB IR Toy The final USB LCD backpack design was posted A PIC programming tutorial An updated Bus Pirate v4 design is in the forum for review Software is in development for the LCD backpack Discussion continues on […]

Week in (p)review: September 5, 2010

Here’s some highlights from the past week, in case you missed them: USB Infrared Toy firmware v07 with bug fixes Updated WinLIRC plugin supports transmitting with the IR Toy SparkFun has the Logic Sniffer in stock. Thanks for helping us raise awareness of this open source project Honken demoed the first open source USB stack […]

Week in (p)review: August 29, 2010

Here’s some highlights from the past week, in case you missed them: v06 USB Infrared Toy firmware with transmit mode The USB LCD backpack is nearly ready for a prototype The computer controlled voltage/current source/sink picked up a few new contributors Bus Pirate v4 worked over USB for the first time There’s a new collection […]

Week in (p)review: August 15, 2010

Here’s some highlights from the past week, in case you missed them: MichaelZ is developing a USB LCD backpack in the forum Garak started a discussion about a computer controlled voltage/current source/sink for testing and profiling electronic parts. PCBs arrived for Bus Pirate v4, an updated USB IR Toy, and the 3EEPROM explorer board We […]

Week in (p)review: August 8, 2010

Here’s some highlights from the past week, in case you missed them: PiratePICprog v0.2 was released, program some PICs with the Bus Pirate Bus Pirate firmware v5.5 with servo driver, updated PIC programming support, new Flashrom command A preview of the inexpensive multi-chip programmer. There’s a lengthy discussion in the forum about fixing bugs and […]

Week in (p)review, June 13, 2010

Here’s some highlights from the past week, in case you missed them: On Monday the EEPROM in the Flash Destroyer died with 11,494,069 total write-verify cycles. For a closer look at the  failure, and the live stream viewing statistics, see the Flash Destroyer wrap up. It took three tries to get the USB Infrared Toy […]