Dublin, Ireland – 31st January 2014. We are happy to announce the latest ‘New Year’ release of AnalysIR to all our backers & supporters. Since the completion of the crowd-funding campaign on Indiegogo we have added over 125 updates and enhancements to AnalysIR, with more to come.
Over the past few days we have focused on improving the serial performance of data coming from the Arduino, which is not normally an issue with IR, except when recording Helicopter RC which can continuously send IR signals. The good news is that this interface is much higher performance now and will be published as part of the project
For the next week we will be focused on putting finishing touches to our 10 IR exhibits for the Dublin Maker Faire, which includes the addition of the Lego Mindstorms tower protocol & we may also get to meet our latest Irish backer.
Welcome & a big thanks to our latest backers! Back in Dublin, at last, after our latest travels and heads down in preparation for the Dublin Mini Maker Faire on July 27th. We hope to present 10 exhibits on the day, a couple of which we believe are firsts with IR on Arduino. (If we have time we will try to do some long range IR with lenses. Will have to figure out focal points & IR LED beam angles)
We have been busy working on adding support for a RC helicopter we recently found in the attic and have added support for it to AnlaysIR today. The model is the ‘old-ish’ SH SWIFT 6020-1 (not the more modern SY107 types) and should allow easy addition of other models later, if there is interest. We will have some fun at the Maker Faire at least.
It’s great having a tool like AnalysIR when decoding new IR protocols!
The good thing about this pending Maker Faire deadline is that we get to add extra features into AnlaysIR. In order to accomodate the Helicopter protocol we had to handle hundreds of IR commands in one sequence, whereas we would have dealt with a handful of signals in a sequence before. We have also added a popup window that shows the parameters of the Helicopter signals as they are processed, including slider bars visualising Throttle & Yaw.
Other features added recently include:
> Popup – showing more detailed breakdown of decoded signals in HEX & Binary
> Menu Option to exclude one or more protocols from the potential decoding attempts. (This helps when decoding intensive protocols like the Helicopter one).
> We have also added a new ‘discrete’ mode for each channel where every individual signal is recorded and displayed on its own. This was really required when receiving 100s of signals in the same sequence.
Our next effort is to decode a pair of Laser Challenge Pro laser tag units for the Maker Faire.
Remember, if you have any specific feature requests or use cases, please share them and do remember to share the link to this project via your social media channels.
We have been busy devising IR related exhibits for our stand at the Dublin Mini Maker Faire in just over 2 weeks. Haven’t been able to test out any of the ideas yet as we are still travelling abroad.
We also just realised that this will be the first public showing of AnalysIR (= butterflies :-). However, we will mainly focus on some Fun, Magic and Educational IR stuff as there will be lots of kids & non-Makers among the thousands expected on July 27th @ TCD, Dublin.
We have an unopened Toy Helicopter controlled by IR so we will have to get that decoded as well. As we go along – we hope to add a description of the demos to our Gallery for the majority of our backers who are not based in Dublin /Ireland.
Remember you can help our Project by sharing a link ( http://igg.me/at/AnalysIR/x/3752156 ) via your social media etc. Apparently you get Kudos with Indiegogo (or IGG) using your own link which is underneath the main video on the project page. The more clicks we get the more IGG promote our project.