Nice little infrared hardware hack for Lilliput owners
I really felt like sharing this one -- It has turned out to be VERY easy to hookup the lilli's internal infrared sensor to your carputer's serial port. It will allow you to control your PC with whatever infrared remote control you have lying around, including the otherwise useless remote that comes with the lilli itself.
All you need is a program like Girder (www.girder.nl), an unused serial port, a 9 pin female D-sub connector and a single shielded wire. Girder has become payware, but earlier free versions can still be found. I got mine from http://www.gibbsdesign.co.uk/support/girder329.exe (Thanks, BenG :))
Ok, as for the hardware, open up your lilliput, locate the infrared "eyeball" and solder your shielded wire to the 2 pads as shown in the picture below. Wire up the D-connector accordingly and that's it. The lilli eyeball is very responsive to whatever remote I'm firing at it, so you might prefer this hack instead of building your own interface from scratch.
Girder requires a well known plugin by Igor Cesko, which can also be found on BenG's site (http://www.gibbsdesign.co.uk/support/IgorPlug.zip). I find Girder to be a bit difficult to configure, but that's merely due to its versatility. There are plenty of howto's available. Igor Cesko's page http://www.cesko.host.sk/girderplugin.htm is a good place to start.