DIY Open source IR-mod for Xbox

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DIY Open source IR-mod for Xbox

Xerc2 Schematic
Detailed instructions on making a DIY Open source IR-mod for Xboxes …XERC, it is a small device that basically allows you to turn on/off your Xbox with a remote. You can boot using a short power press, long power press, and can also boot with eject. Link.

4 thoughts on “DIY Open source IR-mod for Xbox

  1. Russtang says:

    I just wired an X-10 relay unit across each of my XBOXes. Just tied the relay in parallel with the XBOX power switch and set the relay to momentary trigger.

    A bit pricey solution compared to the IR hack ($18 each box…plus extra x10 control stuff if you don’t have it already). And it’s admittedly not nearly as cool as an IR mod :) ,but it integrates nicely into my existing home automation setup.


  2. emh_mark3 says:

    I did something similar with a PIC, though not as feature full as the one on the linked site. Mine supports powerup using the xbox dvd remote and shutdown/reboot by holding a predefined button for 5 seconds. I was initially planning on selling them, but it just takes too long to make the buggers :) I have two of them installed and working, overall a pretty fun project to do.

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