Just stumbled onto the Girder community today. Total Newbie, but tech savvy. Be nice.
My "radio shack purchased" Kameleon 8-device Universal Remote has an exposed circuit board near the batteries labled JP1 with 6 little metal discs. My first hope was to somehow get my xp machine wired into the remote through Girder - but I'm thinking that's more ambitious than I want if it's even possible at all.
Plan B is to turn my XP machine into the universal remote. Looking for a all in one solution, and have found the usb-uirt box. (This will be for my home electronics: tivo, tv, stereo, etc. Not to control my PC).
Am I correct thinking that the usb-uirt box is actually "dumb" without the software/code programming component of this project? I would need to download a usb-uirt specific module into the girder software to interface with the device, right? And once that is done, would I then need to find seperate modules for all the codes for my electronic devices?
Thoughts? Comments? Horror stories?
Is the USB-UIRT a smart idea for a relatively "no-hassle" solution to turn my XP box into a remote control that can both learn codes through software downloads as well as from my old remotes? Is Girder the one and only software solution that I could use? Or simply the most popular.