Seeed Studio March sale: Bus Pirate, USB Infrared Toy, ATX Breakout

Seeed Studio shares our vision for the open source community. Since the beginning, Seeed has been our partner for project manufacture, sales, and shipping. That free us to concentrate on the fun stuff, but still make projects available to the community. Seeed kicked off a spring sale on Mar 1st. Each week they’ll have a […]

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 […]

Diolan firmware update tool for PIC18F2550 used in USB IR Toy

Dobrica writes,  “I’m in the process of setting up my HTPC, so I ordered USB IR Toy to be able to turn TV on without using remote control.” Result it fw_update for PIC 18F2550 which IR Toy uses , updated wiki page about IR Toy firmware update on Linux and comment on bug tracker. Hopefully, this will […]

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 […]