Peter provided us with his solution of how to simulate long button presses on remotes. E.g. on/off switches for TV-sets. Normally you can try to record 2-3 signals on a single gesture but sometimes this is not enough.
Thank you very much.
Reading the Kymera User Forum, I note that at least one other user cannot switch his Panasonic Plasma TV On or Off.
I note your earlier comments that you use the same chip as the most popular universal control. That may be so, but on a normal remote, it is possible to hold the ON/OFF button down for as long as it takes for the TV to respond.
So I thought about sending rapid repeat signals to the TV and decide to try the rotation movement which obviously sends repeat signals to the volume control circuits.
Eureka!, it works but it is necessary to twirl the wand fairly fast to obtain the fast frequency required.
I then tried raising and lowering the volume by using the up & down movements of the wand, and repeating until the desired volume is reached. This also works.
These experiments may be one way of satisfying customer queries, and could be added as an appendix to your user manual.
I would appreciate your response please
Chris Barnardo’s answer to that suggestion:
Thanks for this brilliant investigation and interesting solution. I definitely think it is worth mentioning in the blog and in our next release of the manual. It also makes me think that for the next release of the wand software we should have a special gesture of gesture combo that enables the wand to learn a code and repeatedly send it. Thus is definitely possible with some simple changes. It could be a triple tap on top for example that sets off the repeating code.
The wand is not sold as a device that must work on every possible piece of home audio visual equipment, but I realise that if this is an issue we should consider how to address it.
Thx for your great ideas and hard work finding this solution.
Btw. I got to the same solution when trying to control an IR-controlled Silverlit Micro-Helicopter. There you also need a continuous signal for the the helicopter to stay airborne. So I put the signal on the rotation gesture too, but the twirling is quite tiring