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)
[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)