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Old 02-04-2013, 08:15 AM   #4
euphy
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Device: kobo mini
Aha, thanks, I've never seen IR touch detection before, only the resistive stuff with the four wires. Interesting! Is it a matter of breaking direct beams, or something more sophisticated than that? The "resolution" of the touch seems like it must be.

Yes I haven't probed the serial port yet but I guessed 3.3v. I'll check and hook an arduino up to it and see if anything is occurring that I can get into. I have read a blog that reported that the linux console was being piped out to it at 115200 baud. Not quite sure what form it'll take, but I'll have a dig.

I want to be able to use the port to send commands to trigger a dimmer (probably via an arduino-a-like), a music player/radio and to poll for input from physical buttons (big snooze button on the top). Pi running the show and using the kobo as simply an interface is another option.


cheers!
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