FT232R to FTDI-cable Adapter

I got myself one of Sparkfun’s FT232R Breakout Boards, but I didn’t get the basic version (whoops).  Now, the advanced version breaks out every pin of the FT232R, but it doesn’t have a direct pinout to an FTDI cable such as what the FT232R Basic supplies.  Oh, and it’s set by default to 3.3v, but that’s adjustable through a solder jumper.

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Arduino Uno as ISP

So, I’m planning on building up an Arduino-compatible breadboard in order to prototype my MCE Remote IR Blaster. In order to do this, I decided I needed a few extra components so I can program the ATmega328p microcontroller without needing to go and pull chips out of sockets on my current Uno boards;

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ENVI-R – Data Parser

In my last post about my ENVI-R setup, I talked about how to set up RSMB.  Now we’ll talk about setting up the appropriate scripts so that you can get data parsed from the ENVI-R and have it published to the appropriate channels on the message broker.

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MCE Remote – IR Blaster Prototyping

I’m currently forced to use three remote controls, and I don’t particularly want to shell out for a Logitech Harmony universal remote. So, I got the idea to construct an IR relay myself, which would pick up signals from the Media Center Remote (the one that I use all the buttons for), and then be able to replicate the functionality of the two remotes that I only use power bottons on.

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