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    so a while back, mp3car made a video of a wireless vga monitor, and a remote touchscreen, i really liked the idea(for shows, and wow factor), and still plan on implementing it later, but, in the meantime...

    i have just gotten a iphone, and jailbroken it--- what are my options to remote control the pc? my idea is to have my rr interface sent over bluetooth/wifi, so that i can control all of the system without needing to see the screen in the dash.

    my requirements are really only that it needs to control it, without physically seeing the display-- it doesn't need to be fast,or have a realtime display.
    My OLD 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT:
    "The Project That Never Ended, until it did"


    next project? subaru brz
    carpc undecided

  • #2
    Try a VNC type program for the iPhone. This would display your computer screen on your iPhone and also give you the touch and input functionality.

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    • #3
      would those work over just the wifi? i thought most vnc programs needed a internet connection-- neither the phone or the carputer will have a constant connection--both will need to be using either wifi, or bluetooth.
      My OLD 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT:
      "The Project That Never Ended, until it did"


      next project? subaru brz
      carpc undecided

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      • #4
        Setup an WIFI adhoc network on your carputer and then connect to it via the iPhone. Once you are connected to the adhoc WIFI network use a VNC program to connect to the carputer.

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        • #5
          ok, thanks!
          My OLD 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT:
          "The Project That Never Ended, until it did"


          next project? subaru brz
          carpc undecided

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          • #6
            I think there are some programs that allow control of the computer from the iPhone. I have one that uses the WiFi to control the Mac. It requires that you be able to see the screen so you know what you are doing.

            I think there are others out there that allow you to control functions on the PC. I seem to recall they run a client program on the PC.
            Originally posted by ghettocruzer
            I was gung ho on building a PC [until] just recently. However, between my new phone having internet and GPS and all...and this kit...Im starting to have trouble justfiying it haha.
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            • #7
              Since you are jailbroken, I will assume you are using Cydia/Icy. You want Veency. It is a beta app,(as far as I know...) but it works really well. You just set up an ad-hoc network or use a current WiFi network, and use a VNC Client software(I use RealVNC) to access the iPhone from it's assigned IP address. It's also embeddable into RR and CF(I think, I haven't had a chance to try it on CF yet...)
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              • #8
                I use Veency and a program from Cydia called Screensplitr to display the video of the iPhone to my Xenarc screen. It's helpful when using another GPS program from Cydia called xGPS. Another program called TVOut does something similar but on an app by app basis.

                Of course, you have to have a video cable to do this, but I have a combo cable/charger so I don't burn the battery in the car. Check out the link in my sig to 'kill my car pc' for some vids about screensplitr.
                Originally posted by ghettocruzer
                I was gung ho on building a PC [until] just recently. However, between my new phone having internet and GPS and all...and this kit...Im starting to have trouble justfiying it haha.
                Want to:
                -Find out about the new iBug iPad install?
                -Find out about carPC's in just 5 minutes? View the Car PC 101 video

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                • #9
                  i used to use iAmp for the ipod touch. it was a remote for winamp.
                  i *think* RR uses winamp as its music engine.
                  u can give that a try....

                  i wish there was a native ipod app for centrafuse....
                  trinybwoy

                  2006 Mazda6 Carpc

                  2008 Acura TSX Nexus 7

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                  • #10
                    XBMC (xbox media center) has a version for windows and a client that you can remotely control it, similar to Iremote for itunes.

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                    • #11
                      I understand you're looking to control without seeing the actual pc screen, so only the apple remove actually does that... but the other two are great for full keyboard and mouse replacement since you have an iphone and a car PC might as well replace the big input devices, which are difficult to use in the car!

                      Air mouse, Rowmote Pro and Apple Remote are all awesome apps I use everyday to control my Media PC in my living room (actually a Mac Mini, but I think all these aps work on pc as well).

                      All 3 apps use wifi and thus the iphone must be connected to the same wireless network as the computer you want to control!

                      Air Mouse: (Mac and PC compatible)
                      awesome mouse and application control with full qrty keyboard and programmable hot keys.

                      Rowmote Pro: (Mac compatible only)
                      Awesome media application control (has a full mouse and keyboard as well, but it's remote mode that makes the screen look like an apple remote

                      Apple Remote: (Mac and PC compatible with iTunes only)
                      works great to control iTunes library without even being in the same room (don't have to look at the PC monitor). you control the PC's media library as if it was your local iphone / ipod touch's library!

                      Hope that helps!

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                      • #12
                        i second the "Air Mouse" app. It works perfect and easy to use.

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