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  • Re: Using a raspberry Pi as a DIY equivalent to Logitech Harmony

    The reason to use an arduino / Pi combo is so that the pi doesn’t need to be doing realtime monitoring of the signal from the ir reciever/eye. That is a full time job, where you want to be as "close to the metal as possible", and an arduino does it well. The arduino sketch (code) is basically a tight for loop, waiting for IR pulses, and then timing them. Doing this with a Pi would be more tricky as it would need to be tied to an interrupt, and the Pi has other higher-level functions
    Posted to The BeoRemote One & BT (Forum) by samsp on Fri, Aug 16 2019
  • Re: Using a raspberry Pi as a DIY equivalent to Logitech Harmony

    Arduino to Pi is simple - the USB connection acts as a USB serial port, so I use the serial binding in OpenHab to listen. I customized the code to listen for returns, so it doesn't have to poll as much. It along with a diagram of the connections inside the eye are in your inbox. CEC has bus semantics. Devices only have one connection, but once on the bus, you can talk to regardless of what its connected to. So the Pi can be connected to the reciever along with some sources, and other sources
    Posted to The BeoRemote One & BT (Forum) by samsp on Sun, Aug 4 2019
  • Re: Using a raspberry Pi as a DIY equivalent to Logitech Harmony

    My buttons can be set to map to specific sources. So under TV i have FireTV, PS4, TV and BlueRay, but have the nearest mybutton mapped to the FireTV action. The combo of renaming inputs + Openhab scripts is really powerful, and gives the ability to go beyond what B&O does, and have a really flexible system, that would be simple enough for family members to use (Partner Acceptance Factor). Eg, I use the color buttons to toggle on/off different Sonos ZP90's connected to beolabs in other rooms
    Posted to The BeoRemote One & BT (Forum) by samsp on Wed, Jul 31 2019
  • Re: Using a raspberry Pi as a DIY equivalent to Logitech Harmony

    I found the TSOP works, but doesn't have great range. The B&O eye is amazingly sensitive - that's what gives the remote the ability to bounce off 6 walls and still work. You don't need to point in any direction. I also have the I2C on the EYE working so the buttons get sent as specific address/button codes by the arduino. I have the "ELEGOO for Arduino Nano V3.0" from amazon as my arduino. If you can find one with a micro USB connector that may be better. With a bit of carving
    Posted to The BeoRemote One & BT (Forum) by samsp on Wed, Jul 31 2019
  • Re: Using a raspberry Pi as a DIY equivalent to Logitech Harmony

    Inline [quote user="crossbytje"] I'm very interested in this setup! I wondered if this would fit my needs. Maybe some advice would be welcome. I'd like a good 4K TV/screen, I'm currently only looking to use it as a screen without sound/apps/whatnot. The main source would be a computer (probably a mac mini, maybe something windows/linux based if that allows better integration) running a kodi application for watching series and movies. In the future, I may start using Netflix
    Posted to The BeoRemote One & BT (Forum) by samsp on Mon, Jul 29 2019
  • Re: Core vs Sonos Amp vs something else...

    I use a couple of sonos connect (non amp) with two sets of beolab 4000’s. I don’t have any b&o sources, and mainly use Spotify via the iOS app or sonos apps. One pair is in the bedroom, another in the office. In both cases I use the extra input on the sonos for my tv and pc respectively. The combo works really well.
    Posted to General Discussion & Questions (Forum) by samsp on Thu, Jun 20 2019
  • Re: Core vs Sonos Amp vs something else...

    I use a couple of sonos connect (non amp) with two sets of beolab 4000’s. I don’t have any b&o sources, and mainly use Spotify via the iOS app or sonos apps. One pair is in the bedroom, another in the office. In both cases I use the extra input on the sonos for my tv and pc respectively. The combo works really well.
    Posted to General Discussion & Questions (Forum) by samsp on Thu, Jun 20 2019
  • Re: Core vs Sonos Amp vs something else...

    I use a couple of sonos connect (non amp) with two sets of beolab 4000’s. I don’t have any b&o sources, and mainly use Spotify via the iOS app or sonos apps. One pair is in the bedroom, another in the office. In both cases I use the extra input on the sonos for my tv and pc respectively. The combo works really well.
    Posted to General Discussion & Questions (Forum) by samsp on Thu, Jun 20 2019
  • Re: How to interface with buttons on IR eye?

    Update: I have found with a simpler library that I can read the buttons, it’s only when I try to configure the I/O on a per pin basis, needed for setting the pins for the LEDs to be outputs that it hangs.
    Posted to The Workbench (Forum) by samsp on Sun, Jun 2 2019
  • What material is the silver finish on IR Eye?

    I purchased an IR eye off eBay, and its a bit pitted and scratched. I am wondering what material the shiny part is? Is it aluminum that I could sand and polish, or plastic that will then look like $#![? Actually the same question holds for the tops of beolab 4000 & 6000’s. Can those be refinished with multiple grades of sand paper, polish and a Dremel?
    Posted to The Workbench (Forum) by samsp on Mon, May 27 2019
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