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This will show you how to mod your treo 650 to greatly increase it's IR transmitting range. Disclaimer: This is a rather difficult mod involving soldering directly to ...
Once you gather the components, wire up the circuit on a breadboard to make sure they all work.
This can be tricky. First off, it has hex screws, so you'll need a funky screwdriver, or a tiny flat-head screw driver, secondly, be careful of the ribbon ...
Heat the little tab with your soldering iron and use a jewler's screwdriver to pry the cover off. This step is necessary.
You'll need to be creative on this one, just remember that the treo's ir led is the bump on the left side of the transciever, also remember that ...
Mount the sensor where you think it will fit, and connect a wire to the leftmost pin on the transciever. this will be your positive lead.
Attatch a wire to any metal casing. this will be your ground (negative) lead.
I leave this part up to you as well, as your particular treo and parts may vary. I freeformed it on mine. (for those who don't know, freeforming ...
Trim the inner antenna to accommodate the new amplifier circuit.
Using a drill, screwdriver or hot nail, put a hole in the antenna cover for the led.
I hope you remember how it goes together! push the led through the hole and put the antenna cap back on. be careful of the ribbon wires, and ...
Put the battery back in and make sure it boots and the screen/touchscreen still works. Start a program that uses the IR port. Get out your digital camera ...
Now that your palm has an infared blaster, you can put it to more productive use... sure you can send files across the room, but that's boring, what ...
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