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Old Dec 17, 2005, 02:40 PM
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Infrared IR Receiver for Serial Port

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My name is Cristal. I created a IR Receiver to work with Serial Port.i got the IR Receiver working. I could see numbers when i press Raw Codes. But when I'm doing the Learn Remote part. I can go up to the place where it ask me to enter the button 1 name. I did enter the Name of the button and hit enter and Then it says "Please press and hold down the '1' button until told to stop." I did Press the button but i get error saying "Stop. Failed to get a consistent initial signal. Please try again. You will probably get better results if you increase the margin of error for this remote." I also tried increasing the Margin but still same error. I don't konw what the problem is. Please help me..

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Old Dec 18, 2005, 06:05 PM
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Infrared IR Receiver for Serial Port

AnyBody out there to help me out with this problem.?
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Old Dec 20, 2005, 08:59 AM
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Hi There,
My name is Cristal. I created a IR Receiver to work with Serial Port using WinLirc. I followed all the instruction from http://lnx.manoweb.com/lirc/ . Now i got the IR Receiver working. I could see numbers when i press Raw Codes. But when I'm doing the Learn Remote part. I can go up to the place where it ask me to enter the button 1 name. I did enter the Name of the button and hit enter and Then it says "Please press and hold down the '1' button until told to stop." I did Press the button but i get error saying "Stop. Failed to get a consistent initial signal. Please try again. You will probably get better results if you increase the margin of error for this remote." I also tried increasing the Margin but still same error. I don't konw what the problem is. Please help me..

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Cristal_4_u
The receiver is not filtering the signal, hence the issue. Google 'Girder' (IR Remote control prog) and look in the forums for better designs. Also you can purchase a IR receiver for about $15US.
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Old Dec 20, 2005, 01:30 PM
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The receiver is not filtering the signal, hence the issue. Google 'Girder' (IR Remote control prog) and look in the forums for better designs. Also you can purchase a IR receiver for about $15US.

Hi Dear. Thank you for replying me. I did look into the program Girder. but it the same thing. its not detecting the remote. I dont know why its not Detecting the Remote.
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Old Dec 21, 2005, 08:50 AM
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Hi Dear. Thank you for replying me. I did look into the program Girder. but it the same thing. its not detecting the remote. I dont know why its not Detecting the Remote.
Its not the program, its the receiver. the simple receiver with a couple of resistors and photodiode does not work too well. Girder forum has links to better plans, also one can be purchased for $15 or so. Good luck.
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Old Dec 21, 2005, 10:30 AM
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Try a different remote- the simple IR circuit works for some remotes but not for the more complex ones. Try an old VCR remote or something.
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