Please Ignore RS232 message. The subject should read IrDA port... Sorry

Alan Ide gamebeavis at
Fri May 11 00:34:41 CEST 2007

Well I have spent the day looking and I have found some interesting ideas. has a linux based IR software that is open source and all the hard
work done. It even has some really nice schematics for creating a simply 5v
powered serial IR device. Now all I have to do is find an open serial port
(I assume any of the open port pins can be used as serial) and figure out
how to access it, and write a driver for the device that Lirc can access.
Does that sound right to anybody else???

On 5/10/07, gerald lists <geraldablists at> wrote:
> Hi,
> On 5/10/07, Alan Ide <gamebeavis at> wrote:
> >
> > I have stated before that one of the first things I want to do with my
> > moko after taking it out of the box and blessing it as my first born is to
> > add an IR port to it. That way I can throw away all my remote controls and
> > have one truly godlike device. Let me start by saying, I have NO idea when
> > it comes to hardware (well, just enough to be dangerous really). I know that
> > the CPU has GPIO with some unused pins, and I "think" I could fairly easily
> > make an IrDA port as long as I had use of one of the pins, and a ground.
> >
> > I guess my question is, how would I go about sending data to that pin
> > from a program? I would have to explain to the cpu what data rate to use,
> > and what data to send. I realize that would require writing a driver for the
> > device (new territory for me), but I am not really sure what steps to take
> > to go about adding a hardware device and then writing the software to use
> > it..
> I'm not a hardware hacker but I like this idea. There are some learning
> remotes and stuff like that, and I don't think pasting an IR port on would
> be too hard. Have you looked around to see if there is a USB IR port dongle?
> It might be useful for development, at least, if such a beast exists.
> I'm willing to help a bit, if I can. Give me a shout back.
> Thanks,
> Gerald.
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