Who created it?
Suhas Hariharan - 476 Shourjo Chakravarty - 477
There was no easy way to control and program basic infrared appliances(TVs,ACs, fans) , programmatically. We created Easy IR to help address this issue and allow any end user to control their appliances easily and in an effective manner.
What it does
Easy IR is essentially a simplistic programming environment to interface with any Infrared appliance. We have created a website that makes it easy to record and add devices as well as control them via our simple programming language, it uses easy-to-follow command words such as "run" and "wait" to make it intuitive for anyone's usage.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
Data transfer between the arduino and host computer was a challenge, mainly because of the size of the data and the arduino buffer. We struggled to send over 256 bits at one go to the arduino. In fact, setting up communication took about a total of hours. Another challenge we faced was putting it all together after it was done, this was because near the end we had so many different parts in different forms/languages that meant we had to reprogram some parts.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We got it working!
What we learned
What's next for BH-EasyIR
We plan on increasing the speed of transfers and creating example codes that can be utilized instantly. Another issue is that we were unable to send repeats of data via serial because of some arduino buffer issues, we plan on fixing this in order to make the "repeat" function work stably.