We controlled any AV technique with phone. An IR transceiver for Raspberry

On the sly I does the house a little bit more cleverly. At first making control of light with phone by means of a board of the extension of RaZBerry (Z-Wave) for Raspberry, then programming of AVR microcontrollers were fond and collecting the small meteorological station show temperature on the LED display. Now queue reaching control of TV by means of iPhone.
As a mediaplayer I uses Raspberry with the distribution kit of Xbian, therefore at once understanding as I will control the TV set. Raspberry costed on a shelf under the TV set in direct visibility. On GPIO one of outputs it are necessary to install an IR of LED from the panel and to submit on it signals whom my TV set understood. In implementation the invention appearing not difficult!
Further it will be a question of how to solder a board of an IR of the transceiver for Raspberry and how to adjust a software that with phone to switch channels, to regulate volume, to switch on and off the TV set.
For control of TV the IR the transmitter are necessary and to learn what signals to transfer to TV it are necessary to scan it the panel, the IR the receiver, therefore a board for Raspberry are for this purpose necessary will contain both the receiver and the transmitter. The board should take not enough place and be put on GPIO. The receiver used GPIO 11, the GPIO 9 transmitter, plus a supply 3.3В and the earth, total are involv a 4th output.We controlled any AV technique with phone. An IR transceiver for Raspberry
Here the schematic diagram of a board:

Into it composition entered:
1) R1 — 1 kOhm (the resistor, restricted a current of basis to 2.5мА, the maximum current of basis who could withstand GPIO and not burn down 16мА)
2) R2 — 33 Ohm (the resistor, restricted a current on a LED to 50мА, thanks to it a signal the strong, range more than 5 meters)
3) Q1 — BC547 (the transistor for gain of a signal)
4) D1 — IR LED from the panel of 36-38 KHz (an IR the transmitter)
5) IR — TSOP1738 (an IR the receiver)
In a picture it are mark what zone of GPIO occupied the unit and what outputs used.

The board are ready and install, as a minus I will mark, the IR the receiver too unwieldy and in the transparent Raspberry case are not located, it are possible to use any other more compact IR the receiver on 38Кгц.

Now a software, in sequence I will decompose that are necessary for us:
1) Lirc for schityvny of the panel and for transmission of an IR of commands
2) The server who accepted HTTP of a command, sent an IR signals through lirc
3) The client application for phone, sen HTTP of a command to the server

To begin with we will inform what outputs lirc for reception should use and sending of an IR of signals, for this purpose we will correct / etc/modules that the necessary units boot:
xbian@xbian ~ $ of cat/etc/modules

# /etc/modules: kernel modules to load at boot time.
# This file contains the names of kernel modules that should be loaded
# at boot time, one per line. Lines beginning with "#" are ignored.
# Parameters can be specified after the module name.
lirc_rpi gpio_in_pin=11 gpio_out_pin=9

We rebooted, we installed lirc if it the demon are triggered we stopped it. Whether we checked our unit worked as a command:
xbian@xbian ~ $ of sudo mode2 – d/dev/lirc0

space 16777215
pulse 4534
space 4421
pulse 621
space 1642
pulse 582
space 1648

If digits spread when pushing buttons, the IR the receiver meant worked.
Now we considered the panel as a command:
xbian@xbian ~ $ of sudo irrecord tv_samsung.conf
Follow helps of the program and you to receive a config of tv_samsung.conf with a dial-up of the codes from your panel.
We moved the receiv config in / etc/lirc/remotes/.
Here my config for the main buttons:
xbian@xbian ~ $ of cat/etc/lirc/remotes/tv_samsung.conf

# Please make this file available to others
# by sending it to <[email protected]>
# this config file was automatically generated
# using lirc-0.9.1-git(default) on Tue Sep  3 19:29:12 2013
# contributed by 
# brand:                       /home/xbian/lircd2.conf
# model no. of remote control: 
# devices being controlled by this remote:

begin remote

  name  TV
  bits           16
  eps            30
  aeps          100

  header       4532  4422
  one           591  1650
  zero          591   540
  ptrail        595
  pre_data_bits   16
  pre_data       0xE0E0
  gap          107530
  toggle_bit_mask 0x0

      begin codes
          KEY_POWER                0x40BF
          KEY_UP                   0x48B7
          KEY_DOWN                 0x08F7
          KEY_VOLUMEUP             0xE01F
          KEY_VOLUMEDOWN           0xD02F
          KEY_MUTE                 0xF00F
      end codes

end remote

Now we will check up the transmitter. We launched a demon of lirc. To send an IR of a command it are possible:
xbian@xbian ~ $ of irsend SEND_ONCE TV KEY_POWER
SEND_ONCE — the directive to send an once
TV — the Name of the TV set from file/etc/lirc/remotes/tv_samsung.conf
KEY_POWER — a title of a command from file/etc/lirc/remotes/tv_samsung.confWe controlled any AV technique with phone. An IR transceiver for Raspberry schematic

After execution of this command the TV set should turn on or be ungear, if all worked, we passed to control with phone.
The server who will accept HTTP requests are necessary to us and to execute a command of irsend, I for this purpose lifting Apache http server and adjusting execution of cgi-bin of scripts. In my distribution kit of Xbian it became in file/etc/apache2/sites-enabled/000-default, resolving execution of cgi-bin of scripts and specifying where for them to search

        ScriptAlias /cgi-bin/ /var/www/cgi-bin/
        <Directory "/var/www/cgi-bin">
                AllowOverride None
                Options +ExecCGI -MultiViews +SymLinksIfOwnerMatch
                Order allow,deny
                Allow from all


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