Raspberry Pi enthusiasts might be interested in a new infrared pHAT which is being created for the awesome range of Raspberry Pi mini PCs and offers an easy and open source way to enable infrared projects using the Raspberry Pi.
Watch the demonstration video below to learn more about the new Raspberry Pi HAT which is being created by developer Leon Anavi based in Bulgaria.
The Raspberry Pi ANAVI Infrared pHATHas launched via Kickstarter and has already raised the required funds it needs to go into production. ANAVI Infrared pHAT is compatible with the following Raspberry Pi models and versions:
• Raspberry Pi 3 Model B
• Raspberry Pi 2 Model B
• Raspberry Pi 1 Model A+
• Raspberry Pi 1 Model B+
• Raspberry Pi 0
• Raspberry Pi 0 W
ANAVI Infrared pHAT is an add-on that converts your Raspberry Pi to a powerful remote control and brings your old TV, HiFi or air conditioning to the era of Internet of Things (IoT). The board features:
• 2x 5mm IR transmitters (IR LEDs)
• IR receiver (IR photo sensor)
• Slots for up to 3 plug and play sensors
• UART pins for debugging
Getting started with ANAVI Infrared pHAT is super easy. No soldering is required. You can assemble the kit with your bare hands and start using it immediately on Raspbian, the most popular GNU/Linux distribution for Raspberry Pi. Comprehensive user’s manual with exact steps is available. Out of the box ANAVI Infrared pHAT supports sensors for temperature, humidity, barometric pressure and light. Free and open source examples written in Python and C are available in GitHub.
ANAVI Infrared pHAT is an open source hardware project powered and created with free and open source software. The board is designed with the free and open source electronics design automation suite KiCAD. The schematics, the PCB design and open source software are available in GitHub.
Open source sample applications written in Python and the C programming language are provided. Using LIRC, the popular free and open source software for Linux, you may scan IR remote controls and control home appliances such as TV, HiFi, air conditioning, etc.