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Generic IR decoder module??

Posted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 9:37 pm
by redhawk
Does anyone know if there exists a USB device which could detect the infrared pulses of a remote control, decode the binary information and make this information available to the Pi??

In failing that would it be possible to use the GPIO instead I assume the signals are nothing more than OOK with 38kHz modulation.

Does the GPIO have enough timing resolution to perform I/O at 38kHz accurately enough??

Richard S.

Re: Generic IR decoder module??

Posted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 10:04 pm
by joan

Re: Generic IR decoder module??

Posted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 10:13 pm
by redhawk
Thanks for the link I'll have a look at the code in more detail over the Xmas holiday. :)

I don't actually own an IR Receiver module would it be possible to substitute this using a PIN / photo diode and an op-amp with TTL output of 3.3v ??

Richard S.

Re: Generic IR decoder module??

Posted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 10:27 pm
by Dilligaf
Not sure where you're located but these work and most stores have them in stock
http://www.radioshack.com/product/index ... e=Category

Re: Generic IR decoder module??

Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 8:17 pm
by marcelr
You may want one of these:

http://iguanaworks.net/products/usb-ir-transceiver/

Plugs into a USB socket, transmits and receives, and works well with linux on ARM architecture.

marcelr