This is a remote control for winamp I built from an old video remote and a few resistors, This is possibly the simplest PC Mod to make ever im not even sure if it qualifies as a PC Mod.
- 2 * 100k resistors
- a selection of other resisitors and or variable resisistors
- as many switches as you want
- a 15 pin D connector
- a peice of 2 core wire
To fool windows into believing a joystick is plugged in a 100k resistor needs to be placed on each axis.
- 1 = +5V VDC
- 3 = Joystick 1 - X
- 6 = Joystick 1 - Y
- 8 = +5 VDC
- 9 = +5 VDC (Usefull as it saves having to double up too many pins
This makes windows believe a joystick is plugged in (to the midi port) once this is done a pair of wires needs to be connected in parallel to the first resistor between pins 1 and 3 OR 3 and 9 (across the X-Axis) (These will goto the Remote).
To build your own remote should be relatively simple, All R's are resistors and B's are Buttons, (Im not 100% sure about these resistances hence i chose high values if it goes off the end of the scale ie nothing registers try lower values)
As my remote control came in a ready made package I havent had a chance to build this section so im not too sure on the resistances to choose.
If anyone is interested in this and builds a remote which works (returns the diffrent values then I will release a plugin for winamp that allows it to work as currently its combined with my Vis Plugin, also can you send a picture for display on this website of the remote.)
As I already had a remote i just had to connect the lead out of my remote to the PC.