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Joachim Dagerot
2005-02-09, 04:42
Instead of asking a specific question and then finding out that I asked something I never wondered about I will describe my idea:


My goal is to be able to use the DigiFrame as a nice graphic unit controlling my house and wife but using the IR-reciever on the slimp3 device.


First the system:
1 FreeBSD server located in room 0
1 slimp3 connected to a freeBSD box located in room 1
1 box running freeSBIE assembled in a frame functioning as a digital picture frame locate din room 2


My idea is to control the DigiFrame in room 2 via the slimp3 device in room 1.

What would the best way to do this be?

Preferrable should all non-used RC signals be going transparent directly to the DigiFrame box in some way, because it's more likely that I need a new button etc on that device than on the slimp3.

Consider this as start of a discussion, there might be even better ideas.

Werner Lane
2005-02-09, 17:53
I'm doing a similar thing: controlling Misterhouse home automation
software (http://w3.misterhouse.net:81/) on a Linux machine (which is
seperate from the server running SlimServer) via a remote control and my
SLIMP3.

It is dead easy: I use the "raw" feature of SlimServers xPL support. See
http://www.xplproject.org.uk/ for info about the xPL protocol.
To enable xPL support in SlimServer go into Server Settings -> Network.
It is located at the end of the network settings page.

Note however that you can't just use "any" remote control. As far as I
understand, SLIMP3 only understands "NEC" IR codes. For me that is not
an issue as I use a Philips Pronto programmable remote control.
For the home automation I use NEC codes that are way outside the code
range that SLIMP3 uses, e.g. "0000FFA0" ...

hope this helps, Werner

Joachim Dagerot wrote:
> Instead of asking a specific question and then finding out that I asked something I never wondered about I will describe my idea:
>
>
> My goal is to be able to use the DigiFrame as a nice graphic unit controlling my house and wife but using the IR-reciever on the slimp3 device.
>
>
> First the system:
> 1 FreeBSD server located in room 0
> 1 slimp3 connected to a freeBSD box located in room 1
> 1 box running freeSBIE assembled in a frame functioning as a digital picture frame locate din room 2
>
>
> My idea is to control the DigiFrame in room 2 via the slimp3 device in room 1.
>
> What would the best way to do this be?
>
> Preferrable should all non-used RC signals be going transparent directly to the DigiFrame box in some way, because it's more likely that I need a new button etc on that device than on the slimp3.
>
> Consider this as start of a discussion, there might be even better ideas.