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A hack for Hacks using AnalysIR & USB IR Toy

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

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...

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Tutorial: How to patch the USB IR Toy driver into LIRC sources

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

Oskar's tutorial on how to patch the USB Infrared Toy driver into LIRC sources. Get detailed instructions on github. You can get IR Toy v2 for $22.05, including world wide shipping.

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USB Infrared Toy v2 back in stock

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

USB Infrared Toy v2 is back in stock at Seeed Studio. You can use it as a remote control with your computer, view infrared signals on a logic analyzer, capture and replay remote control buttons. You can get IR Toy v2 for $22.05, including world wide shipping.

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USB IR Toy free PCB assembly cheatsheet

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

@psmay tweeted this picture of his USB IR Toy free PCB assembly cheatsheet. With the USB IR Toy you can use a remote control with your computer, view infrared signals on a logic analyzer, capture and replay remote control buttons. You can get IR Toy v2 for $22.05, including world...

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Free PCB build: USB IR TOY v3 + updated irWidget firmware

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

mikelelere writes: I've finally put some time and acquired most of the required parts to assemble the USB IR Toy v3 free PCB I received a few weeks ago. I've been lately interested in making a "backup" of several remotes I've at home, and the USB IR toy with the IRWidget firmware...

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USB Infrared Toy v2 back in stock

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

USB Infrared Toy v2 is back in stock at Seeed Studio. You can use it as a remote control with your computer, view infrared signals on a logic analyzer, capture and replay remote control buttons. You can get IR Toy v2 for $22.05, including world wide shipping.

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Infrared Receivers – signal lag and distortion

Friday, March 28th, 2014

The crew from AnalysIR writes: Many electronics enthusiasts will be familiar with how Infrared receivers demodulate IR signals. In this post we show a visualisation of the time lag and distortion of the signals as they pass through the IR receiver for demodulation and noise filtering. Most DIY projects use...

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RF remote control

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Michał posted his DIY USB Infrared Toy: I've redesigned IR Toy's v2 board a bit and managed to build it on my own and it works perfectly! I have decoded my Medion's radio remote control codes via the WinLIRC Via the forum. You can get IR Toy v2 for $22.05,...

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USB Infrared Toy v2 back in stock

Monday, February 24th, 2014

USB Infrared Toy v2 is back in stock at Seeed Studio. You can use it as a remote control with your computer, view infrared signals on a logic analyzer, capture and replay remote control buttons. You can get IR Toy v2 for $22.05, including world wide shipping.

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Constant current circuit for IR LEDs

Friday, November 29th, 2013

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...

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Diolan firmware update tool for PIC18F2550 used in USB IR Toy

Friday, September 13th, 2013

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...

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Controlling a heat pump with Raspberry Pi and USB IR Toy

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

[embed]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RDMPptUeIQ[/embed] Here’s a video from Chris LeBlanc  showing how to control a heat pump using a Raspberry Pi and USB Infrared Toy: A quick demo showing how to control a heat pump (or any IR device) using a Raspberry Pi, an IR Toy* from Dangerous Prototypes, a Google Calendar, and...

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USB Infrared Toy v2 back in stock

Friday, July 12th, 2013

USB Infrared Toy v2 is back in stock at Seeed Studio. You can use it as a remote control with your computer, view infrared signals on a logic analyzer, capture and replay remote control buttons. You can get IR Toy v2 for $22.05, including world wide shipping.

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Nikon DSLR IR remote using an MSP430

Monday, April 29th, 2013

IPushKarov posted his DIY Nikon DSLR IR remote with MSP430: Three years back in time, I bought Nikon D3000 DSLR. I started shooting, but the moment I needed remote, came one day (more over night), during on night photography session. I checked all local suppliers, but the prices were high. I...

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DIY USB Infrared Toy

Monday, April 15th, 2013

Mike writes informing us of his DIY IR Toy: Finally got around to taking some pics of a DIY IRToy I finished last week. All the parts are 0805, since I don't have an 0603 kit (yet). I have it working nicely on Linux with a patched lirc, with both...

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Affordable IR Toy case

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

Mewse posted pictures of this inexpensive plastic case for USB IR Toy: It's  $1.20 USD with free shipping, you can cut a notch in for the mini-USB connector and use foam tape to stick the board down. Via the forum. More cool DIY cases here. You can get IR Toy...

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USB Infrared Toy v2 back in stock

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

USB Infrared Toy v2 is back in stock at Seeed Studio. You can use it as a remote control with your computer, view infrared signals on a logic analyzer, capture and replay remote control buttons. You can get IR Toy v2 for $22.05, including world wide shipping.

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USB Infrared Toy v2 back in stock

Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

USB Infrared Toy v2 is back in stock at Seeed Studio. You can use it as a remote control with your computer, view infrared signals on a logic analyzer, capture and replay remote control buttons. You can get IR Toy v2 for $22.05, including world wide shipping.

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Infrared Toy Shield free PCB build

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Casey O'Donnel shared his free IR Toy Shield PCB build. This board turns your Arduino into the IR Toy. If you build a free PCB we’ll send you another one! Blog about it, post a picture on Flicker, whatever – we’ll send you a coupon code for the free PCB...

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USB Infrared Toy v2 back in stock

Saturday, July 14th, 2012

USB Infrared Toy v2 is back in stock at Seeed Studio. You can use it as a remote control with your computer, view infrared signals on a logic analyzer, capture and replay remote control buttons. You can get IR Toy v2 for $22.05, including world wide shipping.

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