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 […]

Week in (p)review: June 17, 2011

This week was lost to server setup and site migration. Thanks for hanging in there. We’re back now, pushing to Twitter and Facebook too. Look out for new features and updates. A new mobile forum interface makes it easier to read and post. Many have noticed a substantial speedup with the new server too. Lots […]

Week in (p)review: May 27, 2011

Eric Pan (Seeed Studio) and Ian (me). Facebook free PCB Friday is on the way. Don’t forget to share your current project in the comments or the forum. Here’s a summary of major developments over the last week: We’re back from Maker Faire Single-sided, through-hole USB IR Toy v2 Saleae Logic 16 update USB Infrared […]

Week in (p)review: May 20, 2011

Facebook free PCB Friday is on the way. Don’t forget to share your current project in the comments or the forum. Here’s a summary of major developments over the last week: Updated downloads for the Logic Shrimp, LCD Backpack FT232 Universal and LCD Backpack Nokia color USB IR Toy v2 free PCB build Bus Pirate […]

Week in (p)review: April 29, 2011

Don’t forget to share your current project in the comments or the forum. Here’s a summary of major developments over the last week: USB IR Toy v2 was released We reviewed our photo studio in this week’s tools post Free PCB recipients can now pick their own board from the new free PCB drawer Check […]

NEW PROTOTYPE: USB Infrared Toy v2

Use a remote control with your computer, view infrared signals on a logic analyzer, or capture and replay remote control buttons. USB Infrared Toy v2 has higher-power infrared transmitter and several new features. Read the full design documentation. NEW: 100mA constant current IR transmitter with improved range NEW: Infrared frequency measurement NEW: Pin breakout area […]