Sunday, May 12, 2013

Remote receiver to Raspberry Pi via GPIO

Assalamualaikum, Hi.

I would love to share my recent project, connecting an IR receiver to Raspberry Pi's GPIO.

I wrongly bought a RM10 dvd player remote.
Please choose your remote wisely :)
Warning!
Playing around with Rpi's GPIO is dangerous if you didn't know what you're doing. I'll not hold any responsibility on any failure of your device while following my guide.

GPIO for Rev.1 Rpi's is different from Rev.2 which the one that I'm using. Failure to recognize the pin out of your Rpi's might causing damage to your Rpi's so proceed with caution.

GPIO ref.: http://elinux.org/RPi_Low-level_peripherals#General_Purpose_Input.2FOutput_.28GPIO.29

TLDR;
1. Raspberry Pi homemade expansion cable - Hard (relative to your soldering skill and availability of tools)
2. Setting the remote config file (lirc) - Easy