[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] Using the N770/N800 as a remote control.

From: Brad Midgley bmidgley at xmission.com
Date: Wed Jan 10 04:49:06 EET 2007

> There is another problem: The N770 has a USB-Host mode (which is 
> necessary if you want to run such IrDA adapters) but it does not power 
> the USB port. I have made an adapter cable to power 5 Volts to an 
> external HDD drive via USB and it worked very well. But I think for a IR 
> transmitter this solution would be very unhandy.

by the time you do all this you'll wonder why you're not using wifi or
bluetooth to send commands. It would be easier to set up a pc that will
relay commands over IR or a media pc that will just act on them.


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