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Subject: Re: serial interface uses
From: Will (alphamal_at_flash.net)
Date: 2003-09-23


I'd love a good, inexpensive remote, with or without an LCD screen. You
can order one from archos for $20 and then pay another $10 for shipping and
handling. I was considering just building one but don't have a PIC system
and can't find a four pin interface plug. I would think a standard serial
interface chip would work for the controller but without the plug I can't
do anything anyway.

Will

At 01:48 PM 9/22/2003 +0100, you wrote:
>Hi,
>
>Apologies if this has been suggested before but I've been thinking about
>the serial mod, and its possible uses...
>
>A PIC chip (e.g. the 16F628) has 16 i/o pins and can easily be
>programmed to talk to RS232 or similar serial device and an LCD display
>- could such a setup be used as a bi-directional remote?
>
>If rockbox supported a remote of this type, and defined a protocol, a
>PIC program could be created and remote controls made quite cheaply...
>any takers?
>
>Regards,
>Colin Gilchrist



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