dev builds
themes manual
device status forums
mailing lists
IRC bugs
dev guide

Rockbox mail archive

Subject: Re: Cordless remote hack for a buck or two?
From: Björn Stenberg (
Date: 2002-04-18

J. wrote:

> you could just use an off the shelf programmable IR remote, and have it
> output the signal - and the photo-diode package will convert the 9600baud
> IR pulses into electrical signals and operate the archos.

It sounds like a terrific idea!

> 2) How to program the programmable remote? Don't they normally just copy
> another remote? You might need to stick an LED in your printer port and
> write a quick signal generator.

The other options is to build our own firmware that understands what the
remote says... ;)

But yes, for using it with the stock firmware you'd probably need to create a
simple "programming station".


Page was last modified "Jan 10 2012" The Rockbox Crew