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  1. #1
    Chris Hirsch
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    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

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  2. #2
    Kevin Deane-Freeman
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    the Geek Connector?

    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

  3. #3
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    the Geek Connector?

    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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  4. #4
    Jay Haverty
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    the Geek Connector?

    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!
    >
    >
    >
    >

  5. #5
    Kevin Deane-Freeman
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    the Geek Connector?

    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

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