I am looking to connect a single IR receiver to multiple mac mini computers to advance a slideshow played through front row in sync. I was reading this post below from superuser.com and one of the replies suggested that I post the question here. Currently we use a single IR receiver for each Mac computer and advance the slideshow with an apple remote. Our current method works but IR interference sometimes causes a Mac to not advance. I was thinking that if I could connect a single IR Receiver to multiple macs I could advance the slideshow in each mini from a single receiver without any misfires.
User: Chris Stratton suggests building a "number of usb-slave-enabled micro-controllers (one per PC) to a usb-host-enabled one (for the keyboard) using their serial ports."
I am new to electronics and would like to know if this is a viable solution and if so could you give me some direction as to how I could build this.
IR Receiver: http://twistedmelon.com/mira/hardware.html Similar Post from: https://superuser.com/questions/367276/would-a-usb-hub-work-in-reverse