Friday, May 26, 2006

Simple IR Remote Control Testers

Digital, Web-cam, Video or Still Cameras - Infrared is visible to cameras. Allowing you to 'see' the infrared light emitted from the remote controls LED's. AM radio - De-tune the AM radio off station a bit. You will 'hear' the sound of the remote control through the radio. Optical Mouse - Use an optical mouse that dims when not in use. - Illuminate the mouse LED's by shining a remote into it. (Don't let other light shine in whilst doing this as this also lights the LED in the mouse) Oscilloscope - Use a glass signal diode (geranium - cats whisker style) to sense the infrared light emitted by the remote control. Do you know of any other SIMPLE remote control testers ?

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Universality is essential to the Web

"Universality is essential to the Web, It loses its power if there are certain types of things to which you can't link." - Tim Berners-Lee (inventor of the web)