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Logitech IR or RF Interation

PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2015 8:56 pm
by alexwbush
I have my reef tank in my living room with the TV. I use a Logitech Harmony Home remote/hub to control my entertainment system (http://www.logitech.com/en-us/product/h ... ol?crid=60). 1 button to turn on the TV, entertainment system, etc. I know the remote is capable of controlling a lot of items, but I don't know how possible it is to make it able to control the RA by IR or RF. I am not looking for constant control. I am interested in selecting a mode on my logitech remote and triggering a reaction on the RA until I turn off the TV/exit movie mode, then it goes back to as programmed.

I just programmed up a "Movie mode" on my RA with some dummy relays, so I know that part is possible. But can the RA get a signal from the Logitech system?

Re: Logitech IR or RF Interation

PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 5:11 am
by lnevo
You could use this to trigger an IO port or float switch port

http://www.amazon.com/RioRand-Wireless- ... B00KCFKY4U

Re: Logitech IR or RF Interation

PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 1:50 pm
by KRavEN
Network connected arduino could have an IR receiver and send the http post to a network enabled RA as well.

Re: Logitech IR or RF Interation

PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 9:28 pm
by alexwbush
lnevo wrote:You could use this to trigger an IO port or float switch port

http://www.amazon.com/RioRand-Wireless- ... B00KCFKY4U


Interesting. I would be more interested if reviews weren't so horrible.

Re: Logitech IR or RF Interation

PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 9:29 pm
by alexwbush
Also, I believe Harmony hub control the roku via wifi (though I think roku can receive RF or bluetooth).

Re: Logitech IR or RF Interation

PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 5:51 am
by lnevo
Sorry i didn't check the reviews but a quick search on Infrared relay will yield a ton of different kinds. I think it would be your cheapest easiest method.

Re: Logitech IR or RF Interation

PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 5:54 am
by lnevo
Just read the reviews (only 3) one complained about it using batteries (use a wall wart) the other was positive and the third said the distance wasn't good but more than likely i'd bet it was environmental. Plus you'd be using a stronger remote.