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Discussion in 'Modding' started by offroadracer789, 13 Feb 2005.

  1. offroadracer789

    offroadracer789 What's a Dremel?

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    Whats the best Ir reciever design. I've been doing a lot of research, and I can't seem to find if one design is better than another. Also which program should i use?

    I already tried using the search, and i didn't get much help through that.
     
  2. foxx

    foxx What's a Dremel?

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    offroadracer789 What's a Dremel?

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    [​IMG]

    would that circuit work good?
     
  4. foxx

    foxx What's a Dremel?

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    Ya if you have all the right parts to the product number but if you dont I suggest the other one.
     
  5. offroadracer789

    offroadracer789 What's a Dremel?

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    What kind of 1n4148 Diode and 5v regulator should I get? Digi-key has a bunch of both, especially the 5v regulator.

    The panasonic Ir is:
    PNA4602M-ND PHOTO IC INFRARED 38.0KHZ

    Besides that i think i have everything figured out.
     
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    Skylined Minimodder

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    Check my entire post, all the information you need is there. ;)
     
  7. offroadracer789

    offroadracer789 What's a Dremel?

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    Digi-key just has so many different 1n4148 diodes and 5v voltage regulators, and no matter how many times i go over those links i can't figure it out. Can some knowledgeable person just tell me which ones they are, or will all of them work.
     
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    Meblin Supposed IR God!

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    have a look here

    I used to make these but have had no time in recent years.

    Meblin
     
  9. offroadracer789

    offroadracer789 What's a Dremel?

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    is the regulator linear or fixed voltage?

    what voltage, package, and Ma is the 1n4148 diode?

    I tried your part numbers at rscomponents and they were all invalid.
     
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    TranZam What's a Dremel?

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    This makes me think of a question... does anybody know of any software that allows you to make "learing remotes" from your IR transciever? I'm thinking about an HTPC that can controll the other components via IR. Or has this already been done?

    -TZ
     
  11. offroadracer789

    offroadracer789 What's a Dremel?

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    Pretty much all of the IR remote software allows you to "teach it," but some work better then others. I am going to use this software.
     
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    offroadracer789 What's a Dremel?

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    I was able to get all of the electronics except the IR reciever from my local electronics shop. I'm going to order the IR reciever from digi-key along with some other stuff. I got lucky because one of the workers at the electronics shop had just built an IR reciever.
     
  13. Unixmonkey

    Unixmonkey What's a Dremel?

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    I know I took the lazy way out, but I bought an IRman from ebay.

    I already bought a Streamzap remote that came with a USB ir reciever, but it didn't work under linux* (and I use linux MythTV for my HTPC). The IRman is the best supported IR reciever out there, but is pretty pricey at about $45 for new.

    This thread makes me curious though. I think I'm going to pop the cover off my IRman, and see what components it has wired up in there.

    *[rant]unless you just happened to have a CVS version of LIRC from exactly the same day the streamzap maintainer decided to patch for it, which he does not archive. Thinkgeek should really NOT advertise this remote as 'linux compatible'.[/rant]
     
  14. cpemma

    cpemma Ecky thump

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    All 1N4148 are about the same spec, they'll just be different makers and/or quantity packs. With the regulator, a 78L05 unless you want to go fancy and get a more expensive low drop-out one as recommended here when taking serial port power.
    That may have applied a few years ago; now most folk find their port voltage is OK for a 78L05. Again they're all the same spec.

    Just check you're not ordering surface-mount versions... :eeek:
     

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