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Casemods, graphics card mods, display soldering instructions, etc.!

On these pages instructions for Casemods, LCD solder instructions, GLCD soldering instructions, How to build IR receivers, electronics instructions, videocard mods and much more !

IR-Repeater

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Infrarot Repeater DIY Guide – self-made IR-Repeater Remote control HiFi equipment with the remote control through wall and cupboard The new IR-Repeater solder guide makes it possible for you to accommodate your HiFi equipment and the TV receiver in a cupboard or even remotely control a PC, Media Player, etc. with a remote control unit from another room. Infrared signals from a remote control do not transmit through a wall or in a HiFi cabinet, so this IR extender receives … Continue reading IR-Repeater

SDR Guide

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DVB-T Stick SDR Guide – SDR-Receiver with DVB-T USB Stick … Almost everyone has it in his electronic accessories box – a DVB-T USB stick. Actually, it was a good idea, but with the introduction of digital TV Everywhere-DVB-T there rises the mighty cable, satellite and IPTV lobby. And so many parts of Germany are supplied only with the bare minimum. But as a resourceful hobbyist you do not throw those sticks away … Now there is a great possibility … Continue reading SDR Guide

USB Ultra IR-Receiver v2.0 to PC remote control and power ON – OFF

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USB Ultra Infrared Receiver to remote control and power on/off the PC Today, another interesting infrared receiver solder guide for the PC is finished. Who like to control the PC or HTPC comfortable from the sofa, can solder different IR receiver types for commercially available universal remote controls. There are some self building guides in the ocinside.de modding section for several years and today a new special infrared receiver soldering guide for the PC is published. After the extended guide … Continue reading USB Ultra IR-Receiver v2.0 to PC remote control and power ON – OFF

PC remote control in Linux guide

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How to remotely control PC in Linux with LIRC Step by step instructions on setting up an infrared remote control in Linux … Anyone who has dealt with the topic of a living-room PC or HTPC, will have already done some thinking about the media player software and operating system. It should load quickly, be easy to use and also be cheap or even free. Well, everything you create with a Linux based media player software such as MythTV on … Continue reading PC remote control in Linux guide

USB infrared receiver driver download and installation

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USB infrared receiver drivers – download and installation First we need the Igor USB drivers, which can be !!! downloaded here !!! Unpack the files e.g. with Winzip in any folder of your hard drive, in my case I put it into C:IgorPlugUSB. Now in this folder there is the needed .inf file for Win 9x, Win 2000, Win XP and so on, the original firmware and a little test program. Now the time is right to plug in your … Continue reading USB infrared receiver driver download and installation

Girder 3.29b USB infrared receiver software download and installation

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USB infrared receiver program download and installation You should download this … First of all we need the program called Girder, which can be downloaded here ! (3.29b installer). (Sorry, but a direct link or an own hosting was refused) Update – in the meantime you’ll get the download of newer Girder Versions here at the new Promixis page ! Furthermore we need a plugin for Girder to have the USB infrared receiver addressed – here you can get the … Continue reading Girder 3.29b USB infrared receiver software download and installation

GLCD and LCD Software Download to control Displays

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LCD and GLCD Software Download and Overview to control Graphic or Text Displays … This LCD and GLCD software overview is written to arrange the life somewhat simpler, as all supported controller ICs, all program homepage links, Download sources and a small evaluation are given below. Besides here’re again all installation and configuration guidances of the Redaktion ocinside.de specified, so that the config will be more simply. Of course further guidances will follow in addition (and in english), because there’re … Continue reading GLCD and LCD Software Download to control Displays

IR Box Construction Guide

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IR Box construction guide Integrate the PC infrared receiver into a plastic box IR Box introduction … The infrared receiver kits had to go without a enclosure so far and it is time to change this. Now there is the new IR box available, where one can insert for example the PCB of the brand-new USB Ultra infrared receiver v2.0, in order to protect the electronic devices and to get a more beautiful construction for the PC or HTPC. Of … Continue reading IR Box Construction Guide

USB Ultra IR-Receiver to PC remote control and power ON – OFF v1.1

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USB Ultra Infrared Receiver to remote control and power on/off the PC UPDATE: This Version 1.1 is now replaced by the new USB Ultra IR Version 2.0, to ensure the operation also on newer PCs with more recent motherboards. The extended guide for the infrared receiver with hardware side function to remotely switch the PC on and off as full USB variant is now available and got the name “USB Ultra infrared receiver” or briefly “USB Ultra IR”. Where is … Continue reading USB Ultra IR-Receiver to PC remote control and power ON – OFF v1.1

HTPC Howto – guidance to build a home cinema computer

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HTPC Howto – Beginners guidance to build a home cinema computer Step by step to a Home Theater PC … For the recently published Silverstone La Scala SST LC02B HTPC enclosure review, it is now time for a HTPC guide, which explains step by step how to build a living room PC. This beginners guide shows how easy it can be to build a PC for the living room. If you have a few hardware components, for example from your … Continue reading HTPC Howto – guidance to build a home cinema computer

Solder your own USB power connector cable for LC-Displays

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USB Power cable connection for LC displays self-made Succeeding the different solder instructions I would like to describe with the following little instruction how to use rather simple the 5 V power supply of an USB connection. Sense of the USB power supply … I received a lot of questions about how to move the power supply of LC displays to the outer part of the case. Here you have two possibilities: 1.) you could lead a 4-cable-plug of the … Continue reading Solder your own USB power connector cable for LC-Displays

Acrylic LCD Display holder assembly instructions

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The new LCD acrylic glass holder … Here’re the reasons for the new acrylic glass display holder … The 20×4 LC(D) display whether in blue/white or violet/green are exactly the best for each PC, where they can be used for a j-box (HiFi PC project), or you would like to use them with a normal PC. It is really unbelievable what LCD displays can show you with new LCD programs like e.g. JaLCD or Smartie – temperature, utilization of the … Continue reading Acrylic LCD Display holder assembly instructions

Acrylic LCD Display holder assembly instructions without the black front

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The assembly of the acrylic glass display holder without front screen… First of all remove the internal protective plastic film from the acrylic glass holder, because you cannot take it easy off after the assembly. The outside protective plastic film can remain up to the end of the assembly on the acrylic glass holder, but if you work carefully you can directly take it off. Here you see a pic from the acrylic glass holder without plastic film … Here’s … Continue reading Acrylic LCD Display holder assembly instructions without the black front

20×2 LCD DIY guide

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The wire has to be soldered to the 20×2 rows display like this… In order that nothing can go wrong I indicate all colors. Pin1 black and ground, Pin2 red, Pin3 grey, Pin4 green-brown, Pin5 blue, Pin6 brown, Pin7 yellow-brown, Pin8 green, Pin9 yellow-white, Pin10 pink, Pin11 grey-brown, Pin12 violet, Pin13 green-white, Pin14 yellow, Pin15 blue-red, Pin16 white. The allocation is in the theory the same as with a normal single-line allocation, however the pins are count different – Pin … Continue reading 20×2 LCD DIY guide