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Re: DIY Mares Infrared Interface Cable

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  • Mike Engelhardt
    Once I saw a working cable I did a slight redesign of this cable for better performance timing performance jet a simpler circuit with improved the
    Message 1 of 2 , Feb 1, 2007
      Once I saw a working cable I did a slight redesign of this
      cable for better performance timing performance jet a simpler
      circuit with improved the documentation. I replaced this
      file with

      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ba_diving/files/DIYmaresIRcableVer2.zip

      Regards,

      --Mike

      --- In ba_diving@yahoogroups.com, "Mike Engelhardt" <panamatex@...>
      wrote:
      >
      > My wife got a Mares AirLab dive computer for Christmas.
      > We didn't know that it was possible to download dives
      > profiles when we ordered it so we didn't buy the IR
      > interface cable. Mares does not use the standard IrDA
      > cable, but a proprietary design.
      >
      > I successfully made my own IR cable which would work also
      > for other Mares dive computers. I used the information at
      > www.ektm.de and www.cardew.org/edward on this. I made one
      > with yet more generic parts than they used. I've put the
      > entire documentation package that includes a schematic(that
      > simulates in the free circuit simulator LTspice), a layout
      > for perf board as it uses no surface mount devices, some
      > photos, and some information on the communications protocol
      > used. The zip file is 372K and is accessible as
      > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ba_diving/files/DIYmaresIRcable.zip
      >
      > The cable works with the Mares dive software, I.R.I.S,
      > which can be downloaded free from the Mares site.
      >
      > Regards,
      >
      > --Mike
      >
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