CU Amiga Magazine
Isle of Dogs
London, E14 9TZ
September 4, 1997
CU Amiga Magazine announces new AIR Link DIY project with covermounted Printed Circuit Board
AIR Link is the latest project to feature in the DIY Scene
section of CU Amiga Magazine. Project XG was the debut project and it's been
met with resounding enthusiasm. It's not been without its
problems, however, (see Project XG addendum) but from the feedback gained
we have a far greater knowledge of the problems that can occur and the
capability of most Amiga DIYers.
AIR Link is an adaptation of the InfraRexx
hardware/software combination and CU Amiga's next revolutionary step is to
simplify construction and include the Printed Circuit Board on the cover of
AIR Link is an InfraRed transceiver that plugs into the joystick port on an
Amiga. It has the ability to control virtually any InfraRed controlled
device and even allows controlling of the Amiga with any InfraRed
controller from a domestic appliance. The possibilities are endless as AIR
InfraRexx software support suite allows controlling of any Amiga applications with an
Even if you don't know ARexx, using it and AIR Link is extremely
simple. For example, to quit Miami 'Address MIAMI;quit' can be inserted in the receive instruction for
one of the remote codes. 'rx "address INFRAREXX ; CDTV_PLAY" entered in the
shell will start a CDTV playing a CD. Adding transmit commands to Opus
buttons, Tool Manager docks, Tools Daemon menus, DefIcon defaults
and of course your own ARexx scripts is both easy and powerful.
Here's a quick list of features particular to AIR Link;
The kit of components will be provided by ACL
Ltd at a cost of under £15 including box and cable to joystick port.
Construction instructions and software with examples will appear in the
November issue of CU Amiga with the covermounted Printed Circuit Board.
The construction feature will assume no knowledge of soldering and will
include a short tutorial on basic soldering.
- Custom designed PCB to fit in tiny 59 x 41 x 18mm box
- Visible transmit and receive LEDs
- Suite of fully operational, easy to use and powerful software
- Easy contruction with no wires, drilling or complex techniques
- ARexx support, provided examples and common IR code sets
- Extremely low cost
AIR Link, another ground breaking DIY feature from CU Amiga Magazine. The Amiga
Magazine written by Amiga enthusiasts.
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