This is something I did a while ago, but too me a long time to figure out how to get working.
Basically I was trying to control those cheap RF units used for switching lights/power on and off via my media center pc. Of course there are 400€ solutions but I am running on a budget here.
Anyways my hardware looks like this:
- Ubuntu Media Center Pc
- usb-uirt IR Blaster
- ELRO RF adapters (AB4440)
- lirc (software for sending IR signals)
- IR-RF-IR converter from conrad (not any converter working on the same 434mhz frequency should work) – in german slang they are called conrad eier
I got the codes converted from some intertechno pronto codes found on the web, but eventually the final problem turned out to be the frequency in the lircd.conf
Setting it to 20000 resolved everything, and I have to admit that I did figure it out by pure trial and error – shame on me but whatever works eh ?
So for anyone trying the same thing as I did heres my lirc conf file for controlling all this, mind you the names of the codes are related to the intertechno but I posted the translated Elro style codes above them as a comment.
Hit the jump to check the code