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Is it possible to convert a PCB board of an electronic device into computer code? to see how the device works? Answered

Hello guys, My name is Danish, I have never met electronics in my entire life until now but its seems like electronics is not easy going to be my friend, I need your help guys and i would highly appreciate and will always love you.

I am trying to find out how a particular device works? for example. There is a camera or a remote control or any electronic device, and If I want to see how these devices works so that I can make a computer program to do the same. Is there any software which can do the same or i need a schematic diagram or anything else?

I am not even sure that my question is valid or stupid but please if somebody could give me little hint or direction.

Thanks alot.

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Computothought
Computothought

8 years ago

You also have to be careful as some devices are covered under a crappy law known as the dmca. People have been sued and subjected to criminal prosecution over trying to find out how things work. Ask George Hotz....

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blkhawk
blkhawk

8 years ago

Do not try to run before you learn how to walk. If you want to learn how something works, there is plenty of information in the form of books and internet searches. One place you can start is by searching places like How Stuff Works, which has a lot of basic information that can help you to get started. 

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

8 years ago

Are you trying to make a simulator of some sort? Are you already a programmer?You can just google "how a remote control works" to get an idea of the components work. If you want to get more technical on how an infrared transmitter and receiver work, or even deeper on how the integrated circuits work, you can do more research. There are electronic circuit simulators out there but are used with the understanding of electronics, logic circuits and control theory. You might want to start with getting a better understanding of basic electronics first. Good luck.