Archive for the Arduino Category

Lazy

Haven’t posted in a while, and this one isn’t going to be that interesting either. :p

Last week me and @Bonxy and a few other lads headed down to FCS 2012 (French Car Show) at Donnington Racetrack. We’ve put all the pictures here, fcs.bonxy.net (Although you can find them via our own Flickr pages as well :) )

I’ve also been playing around with ifttt, they just done a big update, so i’ve decided to auto post all my pictures to a separate blog, just as a sort of archive really.

 

Thats it. :)

Arduino IR Transmitter

An upcoming project i intend to tackle is creating an Arduino based IR transmitter. My friend has purchased a small in car LED matrix, allowing him to output messages to other drivers, the matrix comes with a complicated remote, with around 80 buttons, its pretty difficult to control while moving in the car.

I was thinking of a simple Arduino based solution, learn the specific codes from the remote control, program them into the ardunio, along with several buttons to control what messages and when, and then send these messages via an infra-red (IR) transmitter to the matrix system.

After looking on the web i came across this nice little library, link. Looks like i could knock this up for less than £40 and will be a nice step into the world of Arduino.

Hardware

- 38kHz Infrared (IR) Receiver link

- IR LED

- Arduino Board

James