- 12 Apr. 2003 - 18:54:
talk about a customization!
well.... this isn't exactly about changing the look
but as per instructions on lirc.org
, i now have a working (!!) homemade IR receiver hanging off of COM2...
and, combined with a ported program off of the WinLIRC homepage
, along with a plugin for winamp, i now have a remote controlled winamp!!!
this is some seriously sweet stuff.... i'd seen the LIRC site before and had kinda forgotten about it until i started fooling with putting winamp controls on the taskbar the other week. and then i started thinking, why put controls somewhere on screen when i could have a remote...
anyways, i can't believe that this thing works. i'm not exactly a genuis with a soldering gun, so my receiver is quite a mess, with bare leads stickign out all over the place. on the upside, the parts i had to order to build this thing came in like quantities of 10, so i could build a couple more if i want, and learn to make it prettier.
and what did this all cost me? about $5... ( canadian, which is like 50 cents to you all in the states. )
so, like i said, this doesn't really belong under desktop customization, but i figured it is
customizing my work enviroment, so i thought i'd share.
off to play