I´m evaluating the use of Edison for a project with an IrDA device. Until now I was evaluating the use of a RaspberryPI with a homebrew IrDA transceiver and LIRC for the software part; it seems a good solution tested by some users of the RPI community (Setting up LIRC on the RaspberryPi - alexba.in) But I really like to do it with Edison, I´m very impressed by this hardware and I would rather do my project with it. Somebody has tried to use some kind of IrDA hardware with Edison? Do you know if it will be easy or not?
My preferred option would be to use two GPIO pins like the RaspberryPI solution and after seeing the lirc_rpi kernel module (http://svn.stmlabs.com/svn/raspbmc/patches/lirc/drivers/lirc_rpi/lirc_rpi.c ), it seems to be not too complex. Do you think trying to make a Edison version of this kernel module is an option?
Thanks in advance
That project sounds very interesting. I’ve not tried to use the IrDA device with the Edison yet, but I think you are on the right path. Go ahead and try it and post your results in the community, if you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact us. If you need a guidance with the kernel of the Edison I suggest you to try this guide https://communities.intel.com/docs/DOC-23159 .