Projects:2013:Infrared Controlled XBMC

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Project Infrared Control of XBMC

At first, i did some research on how to capture Infrared signals into RS-232. I have found multiple website about this.

I build my device's from this scheme : Howto Build an IR Reciever ( and yes, i thought, if a girl could make it... sure as hell i could! )

I started with ordering the nescesarry stuff, My packing list which i ordered with was made up of the following

10 x 4k7 Ohm Resistor

10 x 1N4148 Diode

10 x 78L05 Power Regulator

10 x 4.7uf Capacitor

10 x TSOP1838 IR Reciever

10 x DB9 Female socket

10 x DB9 Red housing ( i wanted the recievers to be noticed )

I had assembled the first reciever, when i found out, that the TSOP1838 had a different pinout from the TSOP1738 which was used in the earlier called howto. Once again i made a new reciever. This time i had a working one. Pictures are below.

IR Reciever Assembly
IR Reciever Assembly
IR Reciever Assembly
IR Reciever Assembly
IRReciever Assembly
IR Reciever Assembly

Preview Picture of the remote i want to use..

IR Remote

After i made the hardware, it was time for the software interface. This was a hole different part of the job. I used Lirc in combination with XBMC