View Full Version : Building the ultimate remote?

December 4th, 2004, 12:58 AM
Here is my project machine for Netremote. I bought a Fujitsu Stylistic LT-C500 off ebay. Then I bought a USB-UIRT for IR transmission to control my other AV components. Now, I could have hooked it up to my HTPC to transmit the IR signals, but what if the computer is off? So I figured, why not attach it to the Fujitsu?

Here is the Stylistic tablet. Notice the awkward position of the wireless card.


Here is the UIRT attached to the USB port.

Luckily, the video driver will allow rotation of the display.


This solves the awkward position of the wireless card, since now the tablet can be held lengthwise so the wireless card and the UIRT points forward. Netremote over WiFi and IR blaster all in one!

Sorry about the bluriness of some of the pics. I had to turn off the flash for those, so there is some motion. Now I just have to create some custom 600x800 NetRemote screens. This will be the tough part.

December 4th, 2004, 04:23 AM
Nice, thought you could do with tiding up that usb connector!

This will be the tough part.

Nah, you have all the help in the world here, and just remember your imagination!


July 9th, 2005, 09:48 PM
olyar15 - you ever come up with any 800x600 screens? I am developing a WebDT 375CE and see a long road ahead!

How did your project work out? a very "out-of-the-box" approach - I love it :-)

July 9th, 2005, 11:42 PM
I have an 800x600 with mostly original graphics if you guy want it is all yours to play with. I just ask that you openly share anything you build from it with the community by posting on the forum here.

get it here... http://members.cox.net/alevey/

July 12th, 2005, 11:49 PM
Well, to be honest, I had given up on using the Fujitsu as a remote control. It is simply too big and unwieldy for a remote. And for the life of me, I cannot figure out how to get the USB-UIRT to work. It simply will not transmit any IR signals.

In the end, I got a Dell Axim X50v, which works much better. I have the Fujitsu in my bedroom, as a web browser. I am thinking of mounting it on a wall, and hooking it up to a small amp and speakers to have a mini music centre for my bedroom.

As for my CCFs, they really aren't worth sharing, as they really have no graphics to speak of. I just concentrated on getting a workable layout, and just trying to learn how the damn program works.

July 13th, 2005, 12:25 AM
the USB-UIRT works great. I suspect either you have a bad unit or you are missing something in your config. It is quite simple to setup. Bascally install and it just works.