Posts Tagged ‘infrared’

Jeenode infrared project part 5: extending IR range

Ok, so my IR controller has been running for a while. Though I was only using it for receiving for now. The range of the IR LED was not sufficient enough to control my devices. Today I had a look into the hardware schematics. I increased the transmitting power by using a NPN transistor (BC549).

Jeenode infrared project part 4: a better home…

Agreed, a breadboard looks nice and “hacky”. But, it doesn’t really fit nicely into my interior :-) It’s time to give the Jeenode infrared sender/receiver a better home! The main ingredients to get this going are: Hot glue (love that stuff) Solder Some wires A Jeelabs carrier board with case A drill A lot of […]

Jeenode infrared project part 3: sending test

In the first and second part of this series I introduced my idea’s about the IR project.I also showed some basic receiving, and even receiving over the air.What was left out, was the sending part. Today I found some time to get a sending setup together.

Jeenode infrared project part 2: going wireless

In part 1 of this series I blogged about receiving infrared signals using an IR led. This blog post will focus on getting the signals up in the air (and off course receiving them on the other side, in my case my home automation server with a Jeelink attached) The Jeenode’s have a HopeRF wireless […]

Jeenode infrared project part 1: getting started

Today I received new Jeenodes, so it’s time for more electronics fun :-) One thing that I head in my head for a while was an infrared receiver and sender. I want it to be like an advanced Logitech Harmony, the main downside on the Logitech Harmony is that there is no status tracking. What […]