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Chris Hirsch
2003-11-18, 16:39
Just saw this on /. today....I'm psyched...going to order me one
tomorrow heheh.

Has anybody interfaced with the Geek Connector? Specfically I want to
mount this inside the wall similar to what was shown in the 3rd party
projects. The only thing that seems to be missing is a touch-screen type
input..say for when you walk into a room and want to turn the stereo
on...by touching a button on the slimp3/squeezebox. Will the Geek
Connector let me connect several buttons so that I can interface with
the squeezebox and possibly any home automation sitting on the backend
ala MisterHouse?

Thanks,
Chris

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Kevin Deane-Freeman
2003-11-18, 17:30
Quoting Chris Hirsch <chris (AT) base2technology (DOT) com>:

> Just saw this on /. today....I'm psyched...going to order me one
> tomorrow heheh.
>
> Has anybody interfaced with the Geek Connector? Specfically I want to
> mount this inside the wall similar to what was shown in the 3rd party
> projects. The only thing that seems to be missing is a touch-screen type
> input..say for when you walk into a room and want to turn the stereo
> on...by touching a button on the slimp3/squeezebox. Will the Geek
> Connector let me connect several buttons so that I can interface with
> the squeezebox and possibly any home automation sitting on the backend
> ala MisterHouse?


According to the FAQ, the geek connector supports i2c, rs232, replicated IR
signals, Audio IO and some general purpose IO. It also mentions that this will
be supported in a future firmware release, so I'd be surprised if anyone outside
of Sean has managed to try it out yet :)

http://www.slimdevices.com/su_faq.html#advanced-pins

-kdf

jacobdp
2003-11-18, 18:16
On Tue, 18 Nov 2003 16:30:17 -0800, you wrote:
>According to the FAQ, the geek connector supports i2c, rs232, replicated IR
>signals, Audio IO and some general purpose IO. It also mentions that this will
>be supported in a future firmware release, so I'd be surprised if anyone outside
>of Sean has managed to try it out yet :)

The i2c, at the very least, seems to be accessible via $player->i2c()
(Slim::Player::Squeezebox::i2c), but I haven't seen a pinout anywhere.
No mention of the rs232 in the code, so I'll bet that it'll require a
firmware upgrade.

Speaking of firmware, does anyone know if the source for Squeezebox's
firmware is (or will be) available?

- Jacob
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Jay Haverty
2003-11-19, 01:26
What is the Geek Connector?

----- Original Message -----
From: "Chris Hirsch" <chris (AT) base2technology (DOT) com>
To: "SLIMP3 Discussion" <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
Sent: Wednesday, November 19, 2003 7:39 AM
Subject: [slim] the Geek Connector?


> Just saw this on /. today....I'm psyched...going to order me one
> tomorrow heheh.
>
> Has anybody interfaced with the Geek Connector? Specfically I want to
> mount this inside the wall similar to what was shown in the 3rd party
> projects. The only thing that seems to be missing is a touch-screen type
> input..say for when you walk into a room and want to turn the stereo
> on...by touching a button on the slimp3/squeezebox. Will the Geek
> Connector let me connect several buttons so that I can interface with
> the squeezebox and possibly any home automation sitting on the backend
> ala MisterHouse?
>
> Thanks,
> Chris
>
> --
> Dopeler effect: The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when they
come
> at you rapidly.
>
>
> http://ccicolorado.org
> Exceptional Dogs for Exceptional People - Help Out Today!
>
>
>
>

Kevin Deane-Freeman
2003-11-19, 01:39
Quoting Jay Haverty <jay.haverty (AT) sfcu (DOT) upenn.edu>:

> What is the Geek Connector?

http://www.slimdevices.com/su_faq.html#advanced-pins
its a set of pins that give you access to hardware expansion. coming soon with
firmware updates. Might be limited access already.

-kdf