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Guide: Building and Programming a PC Remote
« on: February 23, 2004, 11:13:45 PM »

here's a fun one from that Mr. Via:



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« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2004, 11:14:50 PM »

I've been waiting for this guide. I think I might actually do this when I get some money and time. Thanks for the guide snow_sex.
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« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2004, 11:39:04 PM »

i have parts :D
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« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2004, 12:36:22 AM »

I'm just wondering if this is compatible with the IRdA header on newer mobos? Like can you use a similar module and connect it to the header, and run the same software to control your comp with it?
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« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2004, 12:40:45 AM »

I've read about IRdA and most of the time it only involves devices such as cellphones, pda's and such.  I believe they use a different kind of IR frequency, not like what regular remotes use.
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« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2004, 01:04:48 AM »

x24's right.  irDa uses a way different frequency range than your average remote (~38kHz), although there is a very minute chance that it will actually work.

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« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2004, 02:14:04 AM »

I think this is important and should be added to the guide.

"The line drivers inside notebooks often provide voltages about 6V or even less. So you should make sure that your serial port delivers at least 8V of output voltage. If your serial port provides less you can also try using a low-drop voltage regulator (e.g. LP 2950 CZ) instead of the regulator suggested here. Low-drop types need much less voltage offset for reliable regulation."

"Instead of pulling the power supply from the serial port you can also use a different source like e.g. the USB port or the internal 5V line to power the circuit. Then you won't need a voltage regulator at all."
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« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2004, 01:31:39 PM »

Nice article, but check this 1st.
You can check your mobo manual to see if you have a CIR/IR header  pins,
if you do you can make a  $1.50 worth receiver.  :D

I have the gigabyte GA-7NNXP, in the manual it says
* 1 IrDA connector for IR/CIR.


I went to RadioShack and got one of those 5V RX receiver for $3. But you can get cheaper and better ones online, check the WinLirc list ).
 Find one of those CDROM digital audio cables swap the pins to match the headers pins.

Just follow this instructions,
http://cmail.info.kuzbass.net/~nav/WinLIRC.htm

and follow this article configuration and you are good to go..  
(I'm using Win XP). it works, even with my Clie as remote control.
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Guide: Building and Programming a PC Remote
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2004, 02:18:56 PM »

I've been wondering about a Mod like that. Maybe one day...
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« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2004, 06:40:16 PM »

I would suggest anyone doing this mod and using it via girder to use the IGOR plugin instead of the winLIRC server + winLIRC plugin combination.

the winLIRC server hangs a lot and is really not efficient, while the IGORPLUG plugin handles the winLIRC very good, wihtout the need of the winLirc driver/server
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