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Pogoplug GPIO interfaces for bidirectional, multi-protocol remote control & sensors

Posted by TEN 
Pogoplug GPIO interfaces for bidirectional, multi-protocol remote control & sensors
April 26, 2015 03:16AM
Bringing together for further discussion (and implementation) the info scattered across various threads:

The common (as in cheap-from-China) HP/Microsoft LIRC dongle mceusb is limited to 50µs resolution (insufficient for sampling and emulating some remote controls) hardcoded in the module, needs about 3s delay to reliably irsend after receive (had been pulling my hair until I'd figured out that and some broken Debian LIRC defaults), and has a crash-prone driver module on many kernels except 3.16 (where it does give a decent range with a simple IR LED on a 3.5mm plug once some of the disorder in LIRC startup has been cleaned up).

It's rumoured a few people pry open their Pogoplugs occasionally though. ;)

There are CC1101 and other (dumber and even cheaper) little RF transceiver boards that would open up a whole new world of automation to which Pogoplugs are actually much better suited than AV-heavy Pis (though besides LIRC and FHEM, one of the toolkits happens to go by the name of pilight), and the question is how to interface them.

bodhi has kindly ported the GPIO driver module.

The v4 GPIO hardware and software support are documented.
Is there anything similar regarding the accessible 3.3V pins of the E02, or even some experiences from actually operating some of this gear?

Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 04/26/2015 07:14AM by TEN.

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