Wishlist: IR LED (was Freq Range?)

Alan Ide gamebeavis at gmail.com
Fri Mar 23 19:16:06 CET 2007

This was actually my second thought. My initial thought was to simply use
the sound port to produce an IR signal, but I have also thought about doing
it exactly the way you mentioned based on the fact I would have to switch
from sound to IR, which would just annoy me. However I wouldnt have any idea
where to start on sending a signal through one of the unused IO pins. I have
currently started working on a GUI and framework for a rather robust and
user friendly universal remote, if anyone would be willing to show me how to
send a few bites of data through an unused IO port attached to an IR
transmitter, and inform me which IO pin to use, I could very easily have a
nice utility to share with you all.

The first time I saw the Neo I realized how this 1 piece of hardware could
replace so many of the pieces I carry around now. I plan on using it for my
phone, pda, MP3 player, media player, remote control, etc etc. Hell I would
turn it into my tooth brush if I could.

On 3/23/07, Wolfgang S. Rupprecht <wolfgang.rupprecht+gnus200703 at gmail.com>
> Attila Csipa writes:
> > an infrared USB dongle would be probably simpler to hack.
> That is an interesting idea.  In any project there seems to be some
> interesting low-hanging fruit that can be grabbed with little effort
> and cost.  It just occurred to me that there the an IR remote
> controller might be in that category.  The cost of parts for adding an
> IR led transmitter would be very low if an unused IO pin were still
> available.  One could then run a universal remote applet.  The
> advantage is always having your personal remote in your pocket or
> around your neck.  It would allow folks to have a universal remote in
> situations where they normally wouldn't have one, such as hotel rooms,
> at friends houses etc.
> Bang per buck, it seems like a simple IR system for the NEO would be a
> lot of fun and perhaps even help to sell the phone to the masses.
> -wolfgang
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