USB IR Toy: Quick Start
This is a guide to how to build your IRToy with the free PCB coupon. With this guide I hope to solve all the questions I had when I received my pcb.
This depends on the pcb that we have chosen. In my case the 1.1.
USB Infrared Toy v1.1
This is the shopping list that I've used. I put it back because the official has some bugs. I follow this schematic.
|J1||1||CON-USB-MINI 5PIN B TYPE|
|ICSP, JP1, UART||1||40p HEADER TIN|
|TX||1||100mA IR LED|
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When you have the component the table above help you to know easyly each component that has value.
When you received the component, the first you should do is check that you received all components orders.
- For the first step, i recommend begin to solder usb-mini, then C2 and the row in front D1,R1,R6,C3,C4,R3,R4,C7 and TX1.
- Second step is solder IC1.
- To Finally soldered the missing components.
This method is optional but i am recommend if I were to build another. I follow another method and I had trouble soldering some components.
For check if all soldered and works i use a bus pirate v3.
Connect the pin +5V and GND of BusPirate to the +5V and GND of the IRToy in space of JP1.
Open a terminal and put these sentences:
And you will see this:
When you check your pcb, it´s time to put the firmware inside. For these, you will need a PicKit, IC3 o anything else you can write in a PIC hex files.
For this step i can´t explain very well because i haven´t a pic, i gave it to a friend. If someone wants to put I appreciate.
Release package with firmware, utilities, PCBs:
After you burn the hex in the pic. You can connect to PC and follow this tutorial.
- USB IR Toy 101: Drivers, setup, applications, etc.
For test our device, you must to download IR Toy Package and inside go to folder software\IRToyRecPlay\windows (if you use windows)
- Right click -> Edit and you will see:
irtoy.exe -d COM2 -r -f test