My iPhone is triggering my stick's buttons


#1

If I rest my iPhone on my stick, whenever the iPhone sends/receives data, it triggers buttons on my stick. Mainly directions and my home button. XB360 AIAB stick, iL stick and Happ buttons.

This isn’t too big a problem, but something I found interesting. What could cause it? Is the PCB not shielded enough? Or my iPhone? (It’s a 3GS)


#2

Hijack EVO, yea? :slight_smile:


#3

Yup, sounds like your PCB is taking interference from the phone. I have the same phone; the 3GS has a pretty high SAR of 1.19 W/kg, so it is pumping out a good dose.


#4

That IS interesting. I’m gonna go try it now.


#5

I suggest RadAway ©. :smiley:


#6

It works!!!


#7

Oh wow, interesting stuff!

Actually when I put the phone near my alarm clock I get ungodly buzzing from that same clock.

Because Science!


#8

Typically any electronic device that goes through the FCC has to comply with part 15 of the FCC regulations, which is this:

Cell phone signals, of course, are not exactly bound to the same regulations. If you want to avoid interference, just pack your stick full of shielding.