Yes very well thank you! I'd like to write my own software in it, but I am only second year comp. sci major and need to be shown everything but the writing of the code =) I think there is plenty of software out there that will prevent me from asking even more questions hehe..Originally posted by magnetik
techniaclly the IRMAN is a hardware device, the software is irrelevanet the the description of this little marvel.
the IRMAN converts received IR signals into 6byte codes which are then sent down the connected PC's serial port. Software on your computer can then read these received 6byte codes an react in anyway it sees fit.
In my case, I wrote my own software to read the codes, and on receival performs the various functions in my custom mp3car player application. Other programs like Girder, etc... may read the signals then simulate the pressing of keyboard keys/mouse movements in windows to fool programs into thinking that the user themselves made the input - to give remote control capabilities to existing software packages... its a fantastic little hardware device.... and alot of good software supports it, and writing your own is a sinch too...
clear things up?