The Anavi Infrared pHAT is an add-on that converts your Raspberry Pi into a powerful IR remote control and brings your old TV, HiFi or air conditioning unit to the Internet of Things (IoT) era!
Getting started is easy and no soldering is required. Just attach the Infrared pHAT to a Raspberry Pi and follow the steps from the user manual. Furthermore, for interactivity and programmability, Anavi Infrared pHAT supports sensor modules for temperature, humidity, barometric pressure and light
Free and open-source examples of applications written in Python and the C programming language are available at GitHub.
- Controlling the air conditioning and making it more energy-efficient from a Raspberry Pi
- Replacing the remote control of TV and HiFi systems with Raspberry Pi
- Bringing life back to other old consumer electronic devices with infrared remote controls and converting them into Internet of Things (IoT) devices
- Creating a weather station for monitoring temperature, humidity, barometric pressure and light
- Integration with Alexa or Google Assistant to interact with home appliances by voice
- Integration with Home Assistant, openHAB or other popular open-source software systems for home automation to easily interact with them from your smartphone, tablet, or laptop
Can I control...
- My TV and HiFi? Yes, with the open-source software LIRC, you can scan the remote control of your TV and/or HiFi and control the device through your Raspberry Pi with this HAT.
- My Air Conditioning? Yes, although air conditioning remote controls are much more sophisticated you can still scan them and control the air conditioning with Anavi Infrared pHAT. The user’s manual features an example of how to configure LIRC to turn on and off an air conditioner.
- 2x 5mm IR transmitters (IR LEDs)
- IR receiver (IR photo sensor)
- Slots for up to 3 plug and play I2C sensors, compatible with:
- HTU21D sensor for temperature and humidity
- BMP180 sensor for barometric pressure
- BH1750 sensor for light
- You may also attach any other I2C sensors, but you will have to take care of their software integration.
- UART pins for debugging
- Compatible with any 40-pin Raspberry Pi
- 1x Anavi Infrared pHAT
Raspberry Pi not included
- User manual
- Transforming the Raspberry Pi into a Remote Control
- Controlling Air Conditioning with the Infrared pHAT
Open Source Design
The board is designed with the free and open-source electronics design automation suite KiCAD. The schematics and the PCB design are available at GitHub under CC BY-SA 3.0 US license.
Open source sample applications written in Python and the C programming language are also 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. Have a look at the comprehensive user’s manual to learn more.