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From: Eric Jorgensen <alhaz@xm...> - 2000-10-26 03:15:31
I got one of these in a package deal recently, bundled with a UR51A
X10 markets these as the "MP3 Remote" and a few other names. I don't
know for sure but X10 has a habit of putting new decals on old products
and marketing them again under a different banner, so I doubt they make
more than one reciever.
This isn't an IR reciever, it's an RF reciever bundled with an RF
remote. But it's a serial port remote controll reciever all the same. At
this point, all clues point to the signal decoding being done inside the
reciever with a PIC.
Somebody has already gone ahead and written a driver and daemon to
support it, which is tied very closely to not just the reciever but the
model of remote it was bundled with. Maybe he was simply not aware of
lirc. This package is available here:
His source implies that the signals are decoded in the hardware, which
would make it seem that maybe it can be treated a lot like an IRMan.
Has anyone else played with this thing before? When i first aquired it
(part of a package deal with other items i was more interested in) i
felt like it was slightly more useful than an underwater bicycle, but
the concept has grown on me somewhat, at least in that there's no reason
this /shouldn't/ work with lirc. X10 makes such bozo hardware, maybe
this one piece might be genuinely useful, depending on how well it's
implemented, quality of implementation being the bane of all X10
products to date.
I'm going to dabble with remoted tonight, but I'm inexperienced as a
programmer. Can someone give me some pointers on what existing serial
drivers i might mutate to work with it? Thanks.
Eric Jorgensen "alhaz@..." wrote:
> I'm going to dabble with remoted tonight, but I'm inexperienced as a
> programmer. Can someone give me some pointers on what existing serial
> drivers i might mutate to work with it? Thanks.
It's best to modify the Logitech or Pixelview driver:
Looks like adding a driver for this device is going to be trivial.