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Oct 21, 2008, 02:07 AM
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these should get You lost for a coupl of hours

And Your english is better than mine, i am sure.

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Oct 21, 2008, 12:39 PM
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Thanks methuso, i think that i need more study from electronics and PIC programers..
I have another question... Sorry, i feel like a stupid.
In the electronic store sells a MICROCHIP PIC microcontroller "pickit2" usb port.
Is good for me???
or what PIC programer i need?
Oct 21, 2008, 01:32 PM
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I built my IR tx/rx using Pickit1, you should be fine with Pickit2 too. For a 'real' rx you will have to build your own adapter (some info on this in this thread IIRC), but first you should get a prototype with DIL chips going, makes debugging / changing much easier.
Oct 22, 2008, 02:19 AM
A.K.A sir Crashalot
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I use the Pickit2 and i am very happy with it. I was not har at all to make a TSSOP adapter to it on wich i solder the chip for programming before using it in my RXes.
I just milled some paths from a connector taken from a harddrive onto a little board where i solder the chip.

BTW is dont think it's a stupid question. I hesitated a long time before taking the plunge. It's a bit of money but it kept me from building a faulty programmer to start with
Oct 28, 2008, 06:37 AM
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i have been interested in making my own ir system for about 2 years now,the only thing that has me totaly stumped is the whole programing thing.i have an old xbox controller that i would like to use as an ir transmitter and make my own 4ch ir rx(am i biting of more than i can chew?)i would like to use my imaginary ir system in a 4ch pixelito or something of the sort.would anybody be able to help me in that regard?thanks.
Nov 02, 2009, 11:16 PM
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Hello I am new to Micro Flying and i am an Electrical engineering student, and i came upon the DIY ir thread and some of the links present are dead is there a compiled version for all components like TX RX all in one page thank you very much for all of your brilliant intellects, the design is very simple yet effective.
Nov 03, 2009, 04:52 AM
Only nerd in the village
Start here:

You can use an online translator to read through the pages.
Nov 08, 2009, 02:59 AM
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Thanks a bunch ;] Reading now and researching this looks really fun hehe
Oct 26, 2017, 02:38 AM
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one question

I revive this post
just one question-- today 10/26/2017 is there any page that explains simply how to make an infrared transmitter and receiver?

this does not work
Oct 26, 2017, 06:52 PM
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Depends on your definition of "simply", but Darkith's page is still active:

I messed around with an IR actuator receiver using a TV remote way back in 2003 but haven't touched IR since then.
Nov 07, 2017, 08:30 AM
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Koichi is apparently still active, I wonder if he's the same guy who won the Nobel prize
Not sure how much help it would be but I have hard copies of his web pages on IR from the day and if you show me you have the components and tools I would donate a ready to populate 351 pcb or two.

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