From: Mike Poulton
Subject: Re: making IR unit out of old vcr
Date: 2 Oct 2002 04:08:36 GMT
Organization: MTP Technologies
References: <firstname.lastname@example.org> <email@example.com> <firstname.lastname@example.org>
On 01 Oct 2002, email@example.com (Blizzard) said:
> Ack, thanks Mike, wasn't sure if it was even possible..wanted to build
> a cheapy IR controlled speaker interface, i can always build what i
> was going to - but without the IR. Was thinking with the IR idea that
> a tap of the channel up button..when wired to either a pot connected
> to the volume on the speakers itself, or a digital vol control would
> raise the volume up one..a tap on the down button would lower it
> one...possibly use the pause circuit on the board as a mute. Is there
> anything short of building it myself that would accomplish what i want
> to do and allow me to use my existing remote and my existing speakers?
> It sounds great hooked up to my dish and such, but wanted the
> versatility to control it remotely.
I don't think there's any really simple way to do it. AFAIK, there are
no off-the-shelf products that do this. With an IR receiver module from
Radio Shack, a PIC microcontroller, and assorted discrete devices, it
wouldn't be that hard to implement -- but still far more complicated
than what you had in mind.
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