Originally Posted by commonjunks
Thats good, mine didn't work and i have no knowledge of engineering so dropped the idea and bought Logitech keyboard + remote (BlueTooth).
Can you take picture of your CIR and post here?
Sure....Here is my little project's photos:
I used a USB internal header cable for this. I cut off one side and soldered the IC, resistor and the capacitor using only three wires.
closeup [before adding another hot shrink sleeve over all the soldered joints]
I drilled a small hole in the unused floppy bay's cover and hot glued this contraption to the back side. The hole matches the IR IC's tiny dome's circumference.
I was afraid that this may make the IR sensor less sensitive to off axis signals....but no! In my testing it works fine if I am holding the remote while standing in one side of the room.
Here is how it looks from the front:
It works 100% fine!
Even sleep from standby works reliably....something which never worked with the CIR thingy from meritline. and I think that was $30 or something.
total cost : 8 bucks + a couple of hrs of work [includes troubleshooting since it did not work at first [see my post above]. ..........out of which approx 6 was shipping. I did buy two pairs of each component, so I can use it in other HTPCs.
here is exactly
what I ordered from Mouser:
If someone needs help with this project........I'd be glad to help. Just post here.