Ryde remote controls

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The Ryde DATV receiver is designed to work with an Infrared remote control handset.

Infrared sensor

A Infrared sensor is needed on the receiver and can be one salvaged from an old consumer electronic part or purchased new - typical example is https://uk.farnell.com/vishay/tsop2438/ir-receiver-45m-0-12mw-m2-side/dp/4913097

Infrared-Sensors.jpg

These sensors are 3 legged devices with +ve, gnd and output which is connected directly to pin 11 of the RPi GPIO port.

Older devices may need to be used on a +5v supply and must be fitted with a resistor to ground on the high impedance output to reduce the voltage to 3.3v for the Rpi GPIO port.

Connect 5v to the device and use an oscilloscope to measure the voltage on the output - connect a 47K resistor to ground and check the level drops to 3.3v - if not adjust the resistor value to suit.

Remote control Handset

The following remotes are already programmed in to the standard firmware:

  • Remote 1 - Simple NEC remote
  • Remote 2 - Nebula DigiTV DVB-T USB receiver
  • Remote 3 - Ebay DVB-T / DVB-S combo box
  • Remote 4 -

You can select the remote control by SSH in to the Ryde main menu > 4 Remote > 2 Set RC type

Using a custom remote control

The Ryde receiver can be customised to use an suitable remote control - note not all remote controls will work.

You can program the Ryde to use a different type of remote by SSH in to the menu and selecting Remote Control......

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  • If you do program a different remote control plus publish details on this dedicated forum page - link TBD
  • If you do have a different remote control but are unable to program it, please post a request on the forum page - link TBD