View Full Version : Dump my Kameleon "one for all" remote for USB-UIRT

September 17th, 2005, 04:27 PM
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.


September 17th, 2005, 04:56 PM
Yeah, the box has no codes built in to it, so everything's controlled from Girder (or soon from NetRemote via Girder). And I have had it for a couple of years, and I control most of my home through it (including the kids - by turning on Fox Kids or Cartoon). It's a very valuable part of my home integration and I recommend it without any reservations.

September 27th, 2005, 06:39 PM

I am newbie to Netremote and Girder also...but very excited to learn how to use it.
Do you/Can you control X10 stuff with them? Just curious....I want to do that besides control everything.

After reading many articles, I ordered a USB-UINT...should have it tommorrow.

I am sure I will be all over these forums sponging knowledge.

Thank you