I started a project to send and report IR data - tessel-web-blast-ir.
The project serves as a translator between the web and IR. Your Tessel serves a webpage that connects back to the Tessel over a web socket. Any incoming IR data is sent to the web page and prints out on the screen. It also creates a web server that you can
POST IR data to and Tessel will send the signal over IR.
Basically, I use this to capture a code from a remote (like power) and then echo it back by sending that same code over HTTP. Long term, the idea is you could use this to control an IR device from a web page (or anything that speaks HTTP) running on your phone or computer.
If anyone is interested in helping out I am just getting back into working on it and would love some help. Specifically, I don't think I am reporting IR data correctly. It seems to work fine for one of my TVs but I can't get any codes to work for the other.