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[TABLET Z COMPETITION ENTRY] Open Source IR Blaster + Robots

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What This Project Is About ?

There are some really cool android devices that are out that include an IR (infra red) "blaster" transmitter, however there is yet no open method of making use of this within apps. This project intends to create an open method for developers to create apps that make use of this device type.

Where does robotics come in to it ?

I thought it would be fun to bring this project together in a way that isnt just zapping TV's on and off so i will construct some sort of robotic platform that will be controled by the Z and its IR transever (however i presume there will be some TV zapping involved as well)

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[29/06/2013] Tablet Z has arrived and I have started to examine the data passed to and from the IR device /dev/ttyHSL2

[01/07/2013] Refined the control procedure for the IR blaster & found some of the important commands (get version & send key code)

[08/07/2013] Pushed current code to github (ability to learn and send learnt commands)

[14/07/2013] Updated app to enable in tree building for cm10.1 (see links section)
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Github :- https://github.com/BuzzBumbleBee/lib_sony_ir (LGPL)

Current test APK :- https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/15005030/OpenIR.apk


[Building For CM10.1]

As of 14/07/2013 you will need the following patches from the CM review site

1) http://review.cyanogenmod.org/#/c/45560/

2) http://review.cyanogenmod.org/#/c/45562/

And the following git repo (branch cm-10.1) synced under packages/apps/SonyOpenIR/

https://github.com/BuzzBumbleBee/and...R/tree/cm-10.1
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Subscribed - I would love to see an open source IR feature.
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The tablet Z has arrived, im now starting to examine the data passed to the IR device
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Looks a nice project, would be keen to see what can be done with the IR remote if there was an open API
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Iv had a quick mess around with monitoring the data ...... here is the result (soon to be) totally open powering on/off of a TV



Not bad for the first day
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As I haven't got ability to see all the device keys that the IR controller supports I have started work on the IR learn and send features. I hope to publish a test binary (not APK) tonight

PS turning a TV on and off via recovery ...... gets old fast
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when this project is finished will be absolutely perfect.ir is the only serious thing missing from cm(and every other derivative like p.a.c.) and it is extremely useful so some open source binaries and an open source app would be awesome.it could also control other devices like a/c.infrared has million uses...
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this project + halo in pac rom can act like the hover remote in sony firmware
looking forward to it
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