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Ashitaka

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Icon 3 posted August 24, 2009 04:44      Profile for Ashitaka     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I saw this toy. And then a friend pointed me to the NIA.

And now my head is full of possibilities. The Star wars toy uses RF, but would require serious hacking to get it to operate with a computer. The NIA is set up to operate with a computer, through DirectX, but with a USB connection.

I want to make the NIA with a RF interface. Does anybody know of a DIY USB-> RF->USB kit.

I want o be able to be walking around my house controlling things with thought. i.e. the lights off/on or skip the next song in my playlist or pre-heat my oven.

I mean my keyboard and mouse are both RF-> USB. Later easier problems are wiring my light switches and it would function already with playlist commands.

Any ideas?

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TheMoMan
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Icon 1 posted August 24, 2009 05:20      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
____ Well you could hack a bluetooth piece, here in the states all RF devices are regulated by the FCC, and must abide with part fifteen rules. I am not quite sure what it is you are atteempting.

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Ashitaka

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Icon 1 posted August 24, 2009 06:47      Profile for Ashitaka     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by TheMoMan:
____ ... and must abide with part fifteen rules. I am not quite sure what it is you are atteempting.

Instead of using the USB cable, I want this device to work like my wireless keyboard. My wireless keyboard transmits to a reciever that plugs into a USB port.

If it is possible for a USB keyboard, it should be possible for any USB device. I think the part 15 rules wouldn't apply, or do apply, I just should use the same frequency and power as any wireless keyboard does.

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Icon 1 posted August 24, 2009 07:39      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
____ There are USB WiFi adapters that may do what you want and they are already certified. I believe that most of the wireless router companies may make what you want, you may have to go through a router though. I have a USB wireless reciever made by Belkin I do not know if it will function with out the router. I do know that it does not have enough range for getting ethernet to the barn. from the house.

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Icon 1 posted August 24, 2009 07:43      Profile for Ashitaka     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I need a USB wireless extender.

http://www.google.com/products/catalog?hl=en&client=firefox-a&rls=org.gentoo:en-US:official&hs=Dnt&q=wireless+usb+extender&um=1&ie=UTF-8&cid=17727967314587138493&ei=LoiSSo6lF4fIMf3 erZIK&sa=X&oi=product_catalog_result&ct=result&resnum=5#ps-sellers

So it seem the abilty to turn the lights on and off in my house will runs ca $500 for the hardware.

The next trick is to make this wireless adapter powered and wearable.

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Icon 1 posted August 24, 2009 08:19      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
____ Ash, that appears to fill your request, I still wonder if theree are not cheaper routes. I know that the wireless keyboards, and mice are one way only, no need to send data back to the keyboard. Wireless routers and their USB dongles have to have two way data flow, so I wonder if a wireless router and two dongles would not be cheaper, then you would have the problem of recoding the commands to use ethernet.

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