NXT Infared link help?

I have an old tamagotchi (in pieces) which has an infared diode and reciver (I think), and I would like to make a IR thing so a lego mindstorms NXT can link with a RCX. How do I make it, and do I need anything else?

raykholo7 years ago
 Hitechnic also sells a sensor prototyping board ($40 + shipping) to which you could hook up an infrared led. 
In the interest of not damaging the NXT, i do not recommend trying to interface any electronic components directly to the brick without approved hardware (the protoboard) unless you are very good at electronics.

I can tell you that the RCX has a built in IR communications system for the purpose of programming and communicating with other RCX bricks.  
Find out those communication protocols.  If this is all that you want to do, I recommend the Hitechnic IR Sensor as stated below - slightly more expensive but specifically tailored to your needs.  

Good luck and let me know if you need any more information or advice...
chaoszerom (author) 7 years ago
This doesn't help me much. If anyone has taken one of these apart, then that would be helpful.

This would really be the best because you would have the software to
have it interact correctly. Other than that I can't help you.