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ANAVI Infrared pHAT for Raspberry Pi

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Transform your Raspberry Pi into a smart remote control.

ANAVI Infrared pHAT is an open source hardware add-on board that converts your Raspberry Pi into a smart remote control that can bring your old consumer electronic devices, like air conditioning, TV, set top boxes and Hi-Fi systems to the Internet of Things (IoT) era.

Getting started is easy. No soldering is required. Just attach ANAVI Infrared pHAT to a Raspberry Pi with your bare hands and follow the exact steps from the comprehensive user’s manual. Furthermore, for interactivity and programmability, ANAVI Infrared pHAT supports sensor modules for temperature, humidity, barometric pressure, and light. Free and open source examples of applications written in Python and the C programming language are available at GitHub.

Who Needs It and Why?

ANAVI Infrared pHAT is easy to use. It is appropriate for developers, makers, engineers, hobbyists, students and anyone else interested in Internet of Things (IoT) and low cost, do it yourself (DIY) home automation.

ANAVI Infrared pHAT is useful to any Raspberry Pi owner interested in:

  • Controlling the air conditioning and making it more energy efficient from a Raspberry Pi
  • Replacing the remote control of the TV and HiFi systems with Raspberry Pi
  • Brining life back to other old consumer electronic devices with infrared remote controls and converting them into Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Creating a weather station for monitoring temperature, humidity, barometric pressure and light
  • Integration with Alexa or Google Assistant to interaction with the home appliances by voice
  • iIntegration with Home Assistant, openHAB or other popular open source software systems for home automation to easily interact with them from your smartphone, tablet, or laptop

Features & Specifications

  • 2x 5 mm IR transmitters (IR LEDs)
  • IR receiver (IR photo sensor)
  • Slots for up to three plug and play sensor modules
  • UART pins for debugging
  • EEPROM with board manufacturer information and a device tree fragment


ANAVI Infrared pHAT works with:

ANAVI Infrared pHAT officially supports the following I2C modules with:

  • HTU21D sensor for temperature and humidity
  • BMP180 sensor for barometric pressure
  • BH1750 sensor for light

You may also attach any other I2C sensors, but you will have to take care of their software integration.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How should I get started?

Please find below useful resources for getting started with ANAVI Infrared pHAT:

Can I control my TV and hifi?

Yes, with ANAVI Infrared pHAT and the open source software LIRC, you can scan the remote control of your TV and/or hifi and after to control the device through your Raspberry Pi.

Can I control my air conditioning?

Yes, although air conditioning remote controls are much more sophisticated you can still scan them and control the air conditioning with ANAVI Infrared pHAT. The user’s manual features an example of how to configure LIRC to turn on and off an air conditioner.

Can I remotely control ANAVI Infrared pHAT from a web browser on my smartphone, tablet, or laptop?

Yes, you may install popular open source software for home automation on your Raspberry Pi such as Home Assistant or OpenHAB 2 and integrate ANAVI Infrared pHAT.

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Dan O.
United States United States

Pleasantly surprised

While I haven't build anything with it yet, I was amazed how quickly it got to me from overseas! thank you.

florian l.
France France

perfect for my air conditioning

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