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Apple IR USB Dongle

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Sep 7, 2015
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Motherboard
ASUS ROG Maximus Gene VII
CPU
Intel Core i7-4790K
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ASUS ROG STRIKER GeForce GTX 760
Mac
  1. MacBook Pro
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  1. Android
Apple IR USB Dongle.jpg

This is kind of a spin-off project from my PowerHack i3 Cube build. I wanted to integrate an Apple IR receiver into the Cube without modifying any of the Cube's externals. I bought a couple of IR receivers for my Hack Pro build (I used one of the holes on the front panel of the Mac Pro case for the IR receiver). So I still had a spare one. I decided to try to design and 3D print a USB enclosure for it so I can just plug it into the bottom of the Cube and I'm very happy how it turned out.

i took apart a USB cable to get a connector:

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The connector and the Apple IR board:
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The 3D printed enclosure:
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Test fitting the components:
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The IR receiver cable is soldered to the USB connector:
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Everything neatly fit inside the enclosure:
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The final product:
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