I need help and I don't even know what kind...

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by Mrastra610p, Feb 5, 2011.

  1. Mrastra610p

    Thread Starter New Member

    Feb 5, 2011

    I have an idea for a device...and I haven't a clue what direction I should go to find someone to build it for me.

    It's not complicated, nor difficult..(for the right person)

    I simply need someone to take an existing electronic device..and modify it in such a way that it communicates with another devices. Both devices are wireless.

    Similiar to pushing a button on a tv remote and make the coffee maker start.
    (it's not that elementary nor that pointless...)

    Who or where should I go to find a person that I could enlist (pay) to build a device to my specs?

    I know Radio Shack carries a full line of electronic components (diodes, PCB's, rectifiers..etc..) I guess I need the person that buys these and builds things....

    Problem is I haven't a clue who that would be.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Mr. Astra610p
  2. jpanhalt


    Jan 18, 2008
    Hi Mr. Astra,

    Your detailed specifications are quite simple. Just deposit $10,000 to my Paypal account at <deleted> and we can get started.

    Last edited: Feb 5, 2011
  3. PatM

    Active Member

    Dec 31, 2010
    If all you need is to turn on/off another appliance, try Google - remote electrical outlet
    Why build when you can buy ready made.
    Of course that won't work if both are wireless.
  4. BillB3857

    AAC Fanatic!

    Feb 28, 2009
    X-10 devices work well.
  5. SgtWookie


    Jul 17, 2007
    What is the device that you have, and what device do you want it to communicate with?
    Do you know what frequencies these devices communicate on?
    Do you know what the communication protocol is for the two (or more) devices?

    Something that may seem trivial from a laypersons' perspective may turn out to be somewhat nightmarish.
  6. Mrastra610p

    Thread Starter New Member

    Feb 5, 2011
    First, thanks for the replies.

    For conversations sake, let's say I'm talking about using a remote from my wireless mouse...and I want to open my garage door by clicking a particular button.

    This is the type of operation I wish to have created.
    (for conversations sake)

    What I am seeking here, is advice on what direction i would head in, to locate an individual that has the knowledge to accomplish this.

    I don't wish to involve a firm that builds prototypes as this would exceed my cash investment desire as well as dilute profits that this device might have....

    I just need some direction on where to find an individual that has the knowledge to do this type of work...

    If I have a broken bone..I'll see a doctor... If I have a problem with my car, I go to a mechanic...if I need someone to merge 2 wireless devices I would go to ........who?

    It sucks to have what I feel is a very feasible & useful device idea, and no knowledge as how to move forward.

    thanks again for your time..

    Mr. Astra

  7. blueroomelectronics

    AAC Fanatic!

    Jul 22, 2007
    Old X10 stuff can do this sort of thing cheaply albeit unreliably, better stuff does exist you should hunt around in a home automation forum. ZigBee & ZWave are really nice wireless solutions.

    I'm currently working on an automation bridge with Ethernet / ZigBee / RS232,422,485 / IR and some relays & inputs.