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Subject: RE: remote control
From: Stuart Tedford (stuart.tedford_at_piresearch.co.uk)
Date: 2002-10-10


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Andrew Jamieson
>
> The design for this would be trivial once the bidirectional comms are
> figured out. I will bash out a schematic for this only, if you want.
>
Yes, it should be quite simple for someone like me to construct this black
box, if someone provides instructions.

> However, I think the remote should be an integrated device to
> get the size down.

The thing is, it will be hard to convince people like me to invest in your
version of the remote (assuming you make it available), when all it does is
talk to a RockBox. Wouldn't you be happier investing all this time and
effort into a remote that could easily adapt to other devices. It may be
trivial for you to mod the hardware if you have the skills/equipment
required, but many RockBox users don't. And the more people you get
interested in the remote, the better it will be - economies of scale and all
that.

As for the size, if enough people are interested in the black box cable
approach, then there is no reason why it can't be produced using SMD and be
very, very small - economies of scale again. You need to have a cable to
conect your remote anyway - I doubt a small bulge in the cable would make
much difference, and then your remote itself could be even smaller.

Stu.



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