Jeremy Cook writes on the Tindie blog about this IR receiver board by Atomsofttech:
When you think of a “universal remote,” you generally picture an infrared (IR) emitter that can be setup to control your TV, AV receiver, and any other number of devices that work using IR signals. On the other hand, what’s to keep someone from doing the opposite, and having a universal receiver that can be programmed to accept codes from a remote that you just have lying around?
Watch the receiver board in action:
Combo board for the Raspberry Pi with IR receiver and transmitter along with Real-Time Clock and coin cell battery:
I needed an IR receiver for my Raspberry Pi which I use as an internet TV receiver [..] Solution: make my own.
kentauta has shared the board on OSH Park:
Sarunas built this device to replace a bunch of different remote controls with a smart phone:
Build your own universal remote
- Control TV, HiFi and more from Android, iPhone or Windows Phone.
- Control devices using NEC, RC5 and SIRC protocols
- Provides Bluetooth Low Energy service for controlling it from other devices.
A solar version was also designed to avoid having to change the battery:
Despite that Bluetooth Low Energy device uses so little of it, the battery will eventually run out. To overcome that, the old device was improved by adding a solar charger.
The design files and source code are available on GitHub: