Preview: A.IR Shield ESP8266 TRx, a high-end IR Shield

The latest member of our MakeIR series of devices & kits is the A.IR Shield ESP8266 TRx.

A.IR Shield ESP8266 TRx with Wemos D1 Mini

This shield works out of the box with AnalysIR and is essentially plug & play, with additional custom Firmware options. The shield plugs into a Wemos D1 Mini (ESP8266) with headers or any pin-compatible clone. Although designed specifically for AnalysIR, users can also upload any sketches that run on the Wemos for Infrared remote control projects by customising the included firmware. A.IR Shield ESP8266 TRx is built with only the highest quality IR components available and boasts dual Infrared emitters with configurable IR Power. The supplied firmware uniquely supports hardware PWM for sending IR signals.

A.IR Shield block diagram ESP8266 TRx
A.IR Shield block diagram ESP8266 TRx

We have provided a link below to the product data sheet and would welcome feedback on additional, nice to have or missing features, if any. Please read the data sheet for a more detailed description of the A.IR ESP8266 TRx shield. The shield is now available to purchase via our web shop.

A.IR Shield ESP8266 TRx Wemos D1 Mini sidebyside
A.IR Shield ESP8266 TRx Wemos D1 Mini side-by-side

Custom Firmware

Although designed to work with AnalysIR, users can customise the provided firmware to send and receive IR signals via web requests, thus making integration into projects easy. More advanced users can integrate into platforms like Alexa or similar.

Also check out our example for creating your own IR send sketch for a variety of Signals (Air Conditioner, HEX, RAW & protocol based) using this shield with a Wemos D1 Mini or any ESP8266.

A.IR Shield ESP8266 TRx Datasheet


Click Here for Preliminary Product Sheet – A.IR Shield ESP8266 TRx (PDF)

Stay tuned for our upcoming release of a TX only version of this shield, A.IR Shield ESP8266 Tx, with additional support for IR blasters. These 2 shields are the premier IR solution for ESP8266 available.

Preview: A.IR Shield ESP8266 TRx, a high-end Infrared Shield for AnalysIR

A MakeIR Kit

LearnIR, SendIR, RepeatIR , BeamIR, A.IR Shield Nano, A.IR Shield Photon, A.IR Shield Rx and DetectIR are part of the MakeIR series which comprises a range of innovative infrared remote control kits and devices for makers, hobbyists and professionals.

AnalysIR is an advanced analyser & decoder designed by the team here at AnalysIR which offers tight integration with both LearnIR & all of the A.IR shields for beginners and advanced users alike.