Just trying to get an idea here... I can build internal IR receivers designed to plug into the internal COM port of your PCs. Just plug it in, no drivers required. You will then need WinLIRC and Girder (free) to have the receiver accept the signals and use them to control your computer. No USB or external serial port modules needed!
The devices will have a cable with a header so you can plug it right in and go.
I am looking to get $30 shipped for these modules (I can take PayPal), and will provide instructions on how to get it set up and working on your computer. I need a minimum of 5 people in on this to get it going. If I see enough interest here, I can get this going and set up the account to accept payments. Please repond...
any interest? So you know, I built a working one for myself and am using it to control my carputer.
How is this better than Irman, a likely more compatible unit that is only $5 more? (The simple schematics widely available on the internet only work with a fraction of the remotes that the Irman is compatible with.)
The IRman, like pretty much all other devices, plugs into an external serial port on your PC. This device plugs into an internal port, and the IR detector itself can be mounted anywhere inside the case, allowing you to have a totally stealth installation with nothing outside of the PC case (my PC will be installed in my dash, so this is perfect).Originally Posted by none
This is generic IR detector, so it will work with ANYTHING that transmits signals through infrared. All of the codes and functions would just need to be programmed into Girder.
am I the only person with an in-dash computer that can benefit from this?
The detector itself can be built with a connector at one end, so that you could run a cable to wherever the computer happens to be. The detector is small enough that it can be hidden virtually anywhere.
Nope, but I've already done this. My home built UIR is on the front of my unit and everything is internal. Imo, it's the way to go if you have an in dash or under dash install.Originally Posted by chiefsalami
Old Systems retired due to new car
New system at design/prototype stage on BeagleBoard.
I can do these for $25, and a minimum of 3 people to get an order going. Any takers?
The IRman doesn't take up CPU power because it doesn't require a polling thread. These things may not be very responsive under high CPU usage.
I have had absolutely no problems. Works very reliably, and reponds quickly.