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Guitar Rod of Command

kalshagar - Guitar Rod of Command

Summary

rodofcommand1bottomup.jpgRecycle the head of a Wii Guitar Hero guitar (went unused long ago) and recycle it as a multi-purpose living room remote. Why ? Because I have now 2 remotes (TV %20 VCR) %20 the small PC under the TV and that makes too much remotes.
As per the PC, I can already drive it with the ardPlayer tokens (an arduino connected to the PC with a RFID token reader). I will reuse that, extend the software and use some 433MHz radio wave modules bought at Seeedstudio years ago and never used IR receptor since the rest of the code is already that (and 'cause the RF module doesn't work). And for the TV and VCR of course the Infrared.

Functions

In the final product

  • (Send IR) Command via IR the (1) TV and (2) VCR Done!
  • (Send radio command) Using radio waves command the PC linked to the TV (and talk with an Arduino powered ardPlayer tokens) Dropped -> use IR
  • (Show current mode) There is 5 buttons on the guitar, must show which is current mode (color led) Done!
  • Auto-power off Dropped
  • Powered via a scavenged USB battery Done!
  • Wake on press button Dropped -> regular on/off switch
  • Vibrates on mode change or if wants confirmation ("must click twice") Dropped -> Speaks instead
  • Speach powered ? The color status will not be very helpful because too hard to remember what does what... Done!
    • If so : %20amp %20speaker, if possible and amp with on/off pin or driven by transistor Done!

During development

  • Learn IR code ? Or make a circuit on the side and upload codes in EEPROM

Modes and buttons


Mode (circle with button 1 green)
Button 2 (red)
Button 3 (yellow)
Button 4 (blue)
Button 5 (orange)
Color
TV
VOL%20
VOL-
INPUT

Blue
PC
VOL%20
VOL-


White
VCR
PLAY/PAUSE
LIST
LIST UP
LIST DOWN
Green
ROD OF COMMAND
TV ON/OFF
VCR ON/OFF
PC OFF

Red

Schema

GROC_Schema.png

Parts

  • A Nintendo Wii Guitar Hero guitar's head
  • ATTiny2313 at heart
  • AquesTalk LSI (a ATmega 328 with a custom firmware)
  • HT82V739 opamp
  • IR led for communication, RGB led for the mood and mode
  • Small speaker
  • Board : Rapide2313 (eat your own cuisine)
  • Li-ion battery found in the garbage (a portable USB cellphone charger)
  • Usual parts ...

Points of interest of the schema


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Code

Google code SVN (Atmel Studio 6.0) : http://code.google.com/p/alanarduinotools/source/browse/trunk/#trunk%2FAttiny2313%2FGuitarRodOfCommand

Points of interest of the code


Pictures

See the picture gallery here : Guitar Rod Of Command Photoroman

Doc

About the RF module

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