August 13, 2013

Reverse-engineering infrared codes with Arduino

Once again prolific video blogger David Jones has created another interesting video based around Arduino technology. Continuing on his work to control various cameras via infrared, David takes us through examining IR protocols using a digital storage oscilloscope and a logic anayser, in order to determine how they can be reproduced. Once the code for a Canon video camera had been determined, David wrote the Arduino code to allow his board to reproduce the signals with its own IR transmitter, and verified it with a logic analyser. Sit back and watch his explanation in the following video:

Great work Dave, and also an incredibly useful post. For more information and links to the required code, head over to the eevblog. And for more, we're on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well. 

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