This morning’s post about remote controls prompted Austrian maker Markus Hirsch to send a link to a project he’s working on: a GameBoy Advance remote control.
The project, which is still in development, calls for adding an ATMEL AVR tiny44 microcontroller, an IR diode and an IR receiver to a GameBoy. Basically, the tiny44 and IR diode/receiver would be soldered to a card and the card is inserted into the unit’s game port.
The ATtiny44 converts the received IR data into serial data that can be read by the GameBoy Advance. And vice versa the GameBoy can send data to the module. The data is converted into pulses and modulated to the carrier frequency of 37KHz. This is compatible with all 38 and 36 KHz devices.