I read on HackADay that u cud make a usb-ir input device, that cud register the input from an ordinary remote, for a tv/hif device.
I then found, a guide to making a an ir receiver, for use via serial pin-9 ( COM ) port. Much simpler and cheaper, not even a micro controller needed 😀
Then i realised, after buing the parts, that i didn’t have a com port on the back of my pc, but that i did have an internal connector ( phew !).
Here is the deal:
Capacitor, resistor, diode, ir modulator, voltage regulator…. ( the diagram is wrong, by the way, for these component, and the capacitor is missing… 😀 Had to read allot of data sheets to do it with what components i cud get! )
Found this cable, that i never used. Its not the right one for the COMA connector, but tuned it “upside down”, and connected it “to the side” of the pins, and it would do the job 🙂
This is my make-shift soldering platform. A piece of wood, with some rubber bands.. 😀
Here it is, danling outside my pc case… testing to see if it works at all….
After installing WinLirc, and seeing the COM1 port was workin’, in tried sending some signals with my trusty samsung remote….
Wuhuu! we get signal!!!!! Ie, its working!!!
Then i found a nice application, “UIce”, that could register the remte, and assign events to the keystrokes all in one. Then i assigned the “up”, “down”, “right”, “left” and “ok” buttons to the corrosponsing mouse events, on the pc…. 😀 now i can move around my cursor with my samsung remote…
I will make a nice mount for the reciever one of the next days 🙂