Have you ever thought of having a remote control on your personal computer? Some media center laptops already have this feature but most of our computers at home don’t. To alleviate the pain of standing to pause and play his favorite movie Arthur Benemann built a USB IR remote control for his computer.
Using a PIC18F2455 Arthur built this little plug and play wonder; it receives, decodes signals from a remote control and emulates the received signals as keystrokes in a keyboard – brilliant isn’t it? The default firmware was configured to be compatible with the Sony SIRC 20 bit protocol, but this can be modified to work with other IR protocol it just needs a little programming.