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IRK! Infrared Remote USB Keyboard

Control your computer with an IR remote

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This is an open-hardware Infrared Remote Controlled USB keyboard, without keys, implemented using a PIC micro-controller and MikroC. IRK! enables you to use your LEARNING remote control to control any system that you can plug a USB keyboard into (Windows, Linux, Mac). Great for controlling a home theatre system such as MythTV, XBMC or Media Center. No drivers are required.

You can program *any* USB keyboard function (with or without Control, Alt, Shift and GUI modifiers) to a button on your infrared remote control and when you press that button IRK! will send the corresponding USB keystroke to the host computer.

You can program *any* USB Consumer Device control code too...for example, Play, Pause, Mute, Volume up, Volume down, and many others.

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  • IRK! teaches your LEARNING remote control IR codes
  • IRK! lets you map IR codes to USB keystrokes - for example, Shift+Enter
  • IRK! sends the USB keystroke to your PC when you press a button on your infrared remote control
  • IRK! sends USB System Control codes (Power off, sleep, wake) to your PC
  • IRK! devices can have one of 256 addresses - so you can have multiple IRK!'s
  • IRK! handles broadcasts - so multiple IRK!'s can respond to a single IR button
  • IRK! can remotely press the POWER and RESET buttons on your PC (if wired)
  • IRK! supports USB Consumer Device functions (e.g. Mute, Play, Pause, Stop, etc.)
  • IRK! has a programmable LCD backlight delay (or ON/OFF commands)
  • IRK! requires NO drivers for Windows/Linux etc


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