Originally posted by cenwesi damn.... there are other sites on the web that shows u how. And yes, that Radio Shack ir will NOT work well in car environment...u will get too many interference.... Yes get IRman..
OMG! this is a first. Charles has agreed with not one but two points I have raised!! Lucky I was sitting down when I read this.!
could this be a new side to Charles????? hrm..... only time will tell.
i found another whay to get the input from the receiver. since it sends the data directly to the serial port i used a serial communicaion source code but my problem is still the same . > i dont get the same response each time i push the same button i think i'll just wait to get an IRMAN instead
Apple Ipod 20gig 4th gen black and white. Saves you lots of time. and a pocketpc with wifi for the ocasional email cheking and mapping at a hotspot.
now I understand your problem! narr.... you will not often get the same signals in a row. The IRMan has the advantage that it uses a crystal to keep its detection circuit a very precise time interval.
A software based system is gonna suffer quite a bit from timing changes. I did once try what you wanted to do, using a 555 timer as an external clock, but even so I need to write software to filter out bad codes and accept good ones.. In the end I got it working about 70-85% accurate.
then I put it in the car, and nothing!!! thus the need for the IRMan.... save yourself heartache, get an IRman!