Using serial device for a remote control

    Dec 12 2013 | 6:47 pm
    Hello, I just got a USB enable IrDA device. I installed the proper driver and I'm using the max serial object which is correctly recognizing it on port a. I don't see any data coming in however when I point a tv remote control at it. Any ideas?
    thanks for the help!

    • Dec 13 2013 | 5:48 pm
      can not see serial data format on this link
      did you try as HID on max
    • Dec 16 2013 | 5:52 pm
      Hey Balam, Yea, I've tried the 'hi' object multiple times and I'm just not getting any kind of reading. Like I said, the 'serial' object prints that it recognizes it in port A, but nothing. I'm using a tv remote control to send data in that way.
      Appreciate the help.
      -- Mike
    • Dec 16 2013 | 9:16 pm
      bit hard to help with out the hardware. by default serial objetc in my Mac shows 2 ports serial: port a: Bluetooth-Incoming-Port serial: port b: Bluetooth-Modem
      If add a ftdi device like an arduino duemilanove a 3th port shows up. ( Port C )
      try this patch and see if you get a hardware listed in the max window
      may need to change baud rates in the patch .
      ps you can use an arduino to emulate a remote controller reciver I have use it in the past and works really nice .
      (google it )
    • Dec 18 2013 | 9:06 pm
      Yea so yea the IrDA shows up in port a with your patch. But still no data when I send out of the serial object with either baud rates. Maybe this device is supposed to send out information rather than receive like I had thought. I'm getting a bit confused now, haha.