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blackrockcity

So i picked up an Info Globe http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sfR5de5gck, and the board that sends the communications to the rotor via IR LED communication has died, the rotor still spins and im assuming gets power. This seems like the only info on hacking these devices available online... http://www.linux-hacker.net/InfoGlobe/ hes using this code: http://linux-hacker.net/InfoGlobe/Infoglobe_hack.asm and a PIC16F84 with 4.0 MHz resonator master oscillator. Is there anyway to convert this code for arduino to process it and output code via LED IR to communcate with the infoglobe? or should i obtain one of these  PIC16F84 and go from there? oh and im new, whats a  4.0 MHz resonator master oscillator?
Burn it. )'(

blackrockcity

Burn it. )'(

CrossRoads

Technically, anything is possible.
Might be tricky converting PIC assembly into AVR assembly, different registers & such, but not impossible.
Designing & building electrical circuits for over 25 years. Check out the ATMega1284P based Bobuino and other '328P & '1284P creations & offerings at  www.crossroadsfencing.com/BobuinoRev17.
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ams0178

I've used both AVRs and PICs. I like them both. If you're just starting out and have no preference, I'd go with the PIC. Same low cost hobbyist tools and there are free C compilers I'd recommend using unless you want to use assembly. And you might be able to use his code as a better reference if you're using a PIC. If you have any specific questions feel free to PM me or ask here. Alan

blackrockcity


I've used both AVRs and PICs. I like them both. If you're just starting out and have no preference, I'd go with the PIC. Same low cost hobbyist tools and there are free C compilers I'd recommend using unless you want to use assembly. And you might be able to use his code as a better reference if you're using a PIC. If you have any specific questions feel free to PM me or ask here. Alan


Would love to know how you did it.. I had a universal power supply i connected to it with the wrong polarity set (so stupid). So I think i fried the board. I dont think i fried the rotor, but its possible, the thing still spins and illuminates the red battery light when batteries are not isntalled, when i first powered it on it worked, then started to display garbled characters.. anyway my end game its to emulate the board and send signals to the LED IR, is there any way to at least send a message to the rotor to just turn on the leds via arduino and a LED IR?
Burn it. )'(

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