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

From: Jon Smirl jonsmirl at gmail.com
Date: Wed Jan 10 04:52:35 EET 2007
On 1/9/07, klaus at rotters.de <klaus at rotters.de> wrote:
> Jon Smirl wrote:
> > You can get IrDA versions everywhere.
> > http://www.buyextras.com/irdaadapters.html?gclid=CNDDxsHW1IkCFRFBgQodfF4i4Q
> > But these are in the wrong frequency band for a remote control.
> 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.

Is it no power at all, or just not very much power? With no power you
can't even use a USB memory dongle. Hard disks take way more power
than a USB port can provide. IR transmitter doesn't need much power,
the one I am using now says it needs 100mA. And that's a peak value.

> It would be interesting if the N800 has a "powered" USB hostmode...
> -Klaus--
>  Klaus Rotter * klaus <at> rotters <dot> de * www.rotters.de
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Jon Smirl
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