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CircuitPython driver for use with IR Receivers.

Examples of products to use this library with:


This driver depends on:

Please ensure all dependencies are available on the CircuitPython filesystem. This is easily achieved by downloading the Adafruit library and driver bundle.

Usage Example

# Circuit Playground Express Demo Code
# Adjust the pulseio 'board.PIN' if using something else
import pulseio
import board
import adafruit_irremote
pulsein = pulseio.PulseIn(board.REMOTEIN, maxlen=120, idle_state=True)
decoder = adafruit_irremote.GenericDecode()

# size must match what you are decoding! for NEC use 4
received_code = bytearray(4)

while True:
    pulses = decoder.read_pulses(pulsein)
    print("Heard", len(pulses), "Pulses:", pulses)
        code = decoder.decode_bits(pulses, debug=False)
        print("Decoded:", code)
    except adafruit_irremote.IRNECRepeatException:  # unusual short code!
        print("NEC repeat!")
    except adafruit_irremote.IRDecodeException as e:     # failed to decode
        print("Failed to decode: ", e.args)



Contributions are welcome! Please read our Code of Conduct before contributing to help this project stay welcoming.

Building locally

To build this library locally you'll need to install the circuitpython-build-tools package.

python3 -m venv .env
source .env/bin/activate
pip install circuitpython-build-tools

Once installed, make sure you are in the virtual environment:

source .env/bin/activate

Then run the build:

circuitpython-build-bundles --filename_prefix adafruit-circuitpython-irremote --library_location .

Sphinx documentation

Sphinx is used to build the documentation based on rST files and comments in the code. First, install dependencies (feel free to reuse the virtual environment from above):

python3 -m venv .env
source .env/bin/activate
pip install Sphinx sphinx-rtd-theme

Now, once you have the virtual environment activated:

cd docs
sphinx-build -E -W -b html . _build/html

This will output the documentation to docs/_build/html. Open the index.html in your browser to view them. It will also (due to -W) error out on any warning like Travis will. This is a good way to locally verify it will pass.

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