February 16th, 2008, 12:12 PM
Control home devices using Grider 5 beta through IPOD touch
I would like to be able to control my TV, DVD player, etc using an ipod touch.
Can somebody explain which software, hardware to use with some guide lines to get started.
February 17th, 2008, 06:46 AM
You'll need Girder 5 (latest version) and the plugin that Ron uploaded. Note that for this to work there must be a Device Manager provider written for each of the devices you want to control.
February 24th, 2008, 12:25 PM
Thanks for your reply. I have worked all day today to try to get Girder 5 to work. I have downloaded the files you indicated and extracted them in the correct directory.
I am aware how to create actions and events. However, I am missing the link between Girder and Ipod. You say that there must be a device manager for each device I want to control. Are there any examples on how to perform this?
February 24th, 2008, 01:35 PM
What make and model of TV and DVD player do you have? Device Manager tends to work best with devices that provide two-way control e.g. over a serial, USB or LAN connection, but you could create an internal model of an IR only device (although things do get a bit tricky if the remote control is used).
Last edited by Rob H; February 24th, 2008 at 01:37 PM.
February 24th, 2008, 11:40 PM
I was thinking of learning the remote control functions I would like to use. I have ordered and expecting to receive the USB uirt . Note that I would like to control a dreambox dm500s, a toshiba lcd tv 32hl67u, a cambridge audio DVD dvd890, a comcrypt4000 and a denon avr1750 receiver.
April 5th, 2008, 03:46 AM
I have managed to record my actions from my remote control using USBUIRT.
I got the ipod to access the web server of girder.
I have trouble creating multiple locations for my devices and creating buttons on for the ipod to control my actions.
Help is much appreciated.