Setup of iRule on iPad.

In between watching movies, I try to get the iRule to work on an iPad mini.
Bought this iPad only to use as a remote control in the home theater.
I plan to get a wall mount for the iPad so that it can be mounted on the wall on one side of the door to the home cinema.

iTach with IR learn function

A small hole next to the power plug is the learning eye where iTach captures IR codes.

Philips Ready

Philips Pronto with leather function.

Made a button that turns on the lights, amplifiers, projector and blu ray player.
Only press this when you enter the home cinema, at the same time as you of course bring your iPad in to control the rest of the system.
I have made it seem so far.
The thing that has taken the most time is to find ir codes for the projector. Could not find any in iRule database. Then I had to use the learning function in Global Caché iTach .
Then download a program called iLearn , then connect to iTach to store the IR codes that it retrieves via a small eye next to the power plug.
This is simple and easy when everything works as it should. But there was a lot of swearing and sweating before I even managed to learn a single button. Have spent 3 evenings teaching me what needs to be done to learn the codes. Was not so easy with Sony's remote control it turned out. The codes would simply not work for some reason.
Finally I found my old Philips Pronto remote control.

This also has the opportunity foe to learn ircodes.

iLearn software

iLearn software for learning ircodes.

It seemed that the Pronto handled it much better than iTach via iLearn.
Seemed like just that when I used the Pronto directly as a remote control. But was not completely successful when I had to feed the code on to iTach.
Then spent an entire evening researching online if I could find a solution. I came to the conclusion that I first had to change some settings in iLearn to be able to capture the codes better. This is certainly something that can be done for some controls, preferably Sony's. In repeat you can put 3 and when you have captured the code you can try to enter the offset before you save the code, either 3, 5 or 7 etc.
I used 3 for most buttons, and it seems to work in about 50% of the time.
So you just have to try and fail a few times before things work out.

Learn IR codes with iTach

Here, the remote control of the projector is aimed at the small hole in the iTach.
Would almost think it would have been better with a slightly larger eye to capture the codes.

iRule on iPad

iRule on iPad. The screen is not made so fancy yet.
Have more than enough to make things work before I decorate things.

Ir-eye glued to the projector

To send signals from iTach to the various components, a wire with ir eyes must be stretched like an adhesive in front of the ir receiver.
Slki like here on the projector.

One wire with ir-eye to each component.

One wire with ir-eye to each component.

Is not yet completely finished learning all the buttons, ie a tedious and a bit tedious work. Fortunately, the codes are already stored for both the Oppo blu ray and Yamaha 3030.

Now just need to find some fancy buttons, logos and images for the control itself. Have so far only found a few buttons that I have added to test that things work. And seems to do it :). a button to start up the entire system, and a button to turn everything off again. A little more knotting with buttons and codes so this will probably be good.

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