FLIRC – RPi USB XBMC IR Remote Receiver
This is the NEW version of FLIRC. Learn more here.
Flirc is a small USB device that plugs into your computer and pairs with your same television remote, or any remote that you want to use. It’s basically a universal IR receiver. The best part about flirc is that it mimics a keyboard so every media center application understands it without any drivers. Flirc runs across all platforms.
The 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!
FLIRC 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!