[mythtv-users] Arduino based dish IR blaster

Peter Loron peterl at standingwave.org
Fri Dec 11 16:01:53 UTC 2009

On Dec 11, 2009, at 5:38 AM, Alex Williamson wrote:

> On Fri, Dec 11, 2009 at 5:01 AM, David Herman <dherman516 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I love a microcontroller project as much as the next guy, but a serial based
>> one provides little benefit, as there are serial IR blasters that someone
>> can make with a diode, a resistor and a DB9 (much cheaper).
>> If I were going to make a microcontroller based ir blaster, I would use this
>> platform (or something similar)
>> :
>> http://www.embeddedartists.com/products/boards/lpc2148.php
> I'm not sure where you're getting the impression it's a serial board,
> the Diecimila is USB based, it just shows up on the system as a USB
> serial device.  Board details here:
> http://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/ArduinoBoardDiecimila
> The current version is also _way_ cheaper than the microcontroller
> you're pointing at.  See here:
> http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=666
> Alex

If you're looking for something to just use as a blaster, the RBBB is a much cheaper alternative to the full-on Arduino:



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