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  1. Yawor, Thank you for the information, and taking the time to look up the schematics of the case I mentioned, and actually looking into what I am trying to accomplish. I do have a few clarifications/questions. As I said in my original post, I am relatively new to some of this stuff, so I don't mean to sound like I am questioning your knowledge, but rather trying to gain more perspective from it. I suppose "Boot" is a loaded and incorrect word in this sense, I should have said "wake" or "bring out of hibernation" or something to that effect. Also, you said there isn't a power button, but there is a place to put a reset switch (it's labeled as RUN on the board). My though is (and my thoughts very well may be wrong) If I could get the RUN pins to connect, this would cause the PI to reset, and reload the operating system, essentially "booting" the pi, but as stated before, "boot" is not really the correct term. The adapter cables that I added to the media pi case accomplishes the part where you said "The hardware should have its own power supply port (which should be used to power whole set instead of RPi's Micro USB one)". Just past the power switch, there is a micro usb cable that plugs into the pi. Well instead of plugging directly into the pi, I plugged it into a micro usb y cable that has a male plug on the other side going to the Pi, and the 3rd side is a USB port (so power is coming from a source outside of the pi) so I have the flirc powered, independently of the raspberry pi, as well as connected to a usb port on the pi. Would this not be enough to get the Flirc to be able to reset the pi? (I'm assuming not, from your post, but curious as to what is lacking or needed to make this work theoretically) Thank you for linking some of the power management boards. My reasoning for wanting to do this is not energy/money based, but rather making a set top box that could be powered on, much like a cable box, DVD player, cable box etc.. Also, it's set up to dual boot between Kodi, and RetroPie, and would need to be restarted/power cycled in some form or fashion to switch over to the other OS. Again, I don't mean for any of my comments to sound like I am saying "I know better" or "you don't know what you are talking about" as I have only just recently began tinkering with single board computers, and very recently got a hold of a FLIRC, so my line of questions and comments is to give clarification and gain a better understanding of what you are saying, and not to question/disagree/argue about it.
  2. First, I want to say, I have covered the issue of no power to the flirc to be able to boot... I have a media pi+ case (http://sb-components.co.uk/mediapi.html or https://www.amazon.com/Limited-Raspberry-MEDIAPI-integrated-Remote/dp/B00SEGYY7C) I am not using the onboard IR that came with it, as there's no power to it when the raspberry pi shutsdown. So I bought a flirc SE, and I have a couple adapter cables plugged in that allowed me to have the flirc se powered off of the incoming power, and it also splits to power raspbery pi (internal usb cable that came with FLIRC SE going to adapter cable that gives me standard usb plug, going into female usb plug that splits into 1 male, 1 female micro usb) so I have power going to everything, My question is, how do I set the IR remote to "boot" or wake from sleep or wake from hibernate? also, I am assuming I will need to connect one of the power switch pin pairs up to the raspberry pi for the actual boot command to work, Can I connect it to the run pin holes as that does a reset? sorry for the rather noobish question, I am trying to teach myself this stuff as much as possible, I have searched first, and did not see anything that covered this, so if it is covered elsewhere, could you please direct me to it? thanks in advance for any information or guidance anyone is able to give.
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