FLIRC USB dongle allows the use of any remote control with your
Raspberry Pi. Configure the device on your desktop PC, then simply plug
into your Pi for a perfect media centre companion! Amaze your friends
and family when the tiny box stuck to the back of your TV controls your
entire media collection using an old DVD remote!
learns from any remote control, not caring about different vendor
protocols. Just walk through the super simple setup - pairing individual
remote buttons with 'Media Centre Buttons' and you're done. It's
basically a universal IR receiver, so can be used with any remote you
choose, old, new or Universal! The best part about FLIRC is that it can
be used to mimic a keyboard so every media center application
understands it without any drivers. You can map all keyboard functions
to a remote using FLIRC - it's very cool! FLIRC runs across all
platforms including the Raspberry Pi, so you can use it on your PC,
laptop or Mac!
We've written an entire step by step guide for FLIRC which includes:
- Setting up OSMC (XBMC) media operating system on the Raspberry Pi.
- Setting up your FLIRC module and porting it to any remote.
- Putting it all together!
- More advanced FLIRC programming - porting an entire keyboard to a remote!