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  • Apple Remote Steering controls.

    I spent today disassembling my apple remote and extending the IR LED so it could reach the glove box and then fitting it into my steering wheel. Now i can access front row from by my right hand at the wheel:









    What do yo guys think?

  • #2
    I think it looks really cool and want more info about how you did it. How about some more pics and how you put it into the steering wheel?
    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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    • #3
      f***ing sweet!

      more info please!!

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      • #4
        Yeah will post some more up, i have to go to work now, so i'll do it tomorrow.

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        • #5
          I bet changing the battery is a royal PITA

          Nice job, is the LED just pointing out the other side of the wheel or did you run it down the column?

          -dave
          My pathetic worklog.
          CarFrontEnd (now it's own sub-forum!!!!)

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          • #6
            That's very slick!!!!

            I want to know about changing the battery, as well....
            Or did you use the car's 12v stepped down to whatever voltage the battery puts out?
            Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
            How about the Wiki?



            Under normal circumstances, a signature would go here.

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            • #7
              Yes changing the battery will be a pain to change, it'll mean taking the steering wheel apart, but I hope thats not too often.Ideally it would be powered by the car.

              Initially I was thinking of just strapping the remote to the wheel and having an IR repeater fitted somwhere on the dash or roof lining, but thought that would look ****e.

              And after i took the wheel apart found that it would fit behind one of the spokes.

              But fitting it as part of the wheel created more problems; i had to worry about how to get the wiring from the steering wheel to the cowel with it getting tangled up when the wheel is turned. So i wired it via the horn wiring with the cathode of the LED going through the 13v from the horn fuse and the cathode returning via the earth. The wiring is then routed behind the dash to the glovebox.

              The LED is then proffessionally duck taped to the IR receiver, until i fit it correctly.


              Will post some picks in the afternoon as i am currently wasting work time writing this.

              Glad you guys like it.

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              • #8
                Nice mod, does your horn not work now?

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                • #9
                  it works fine, the 13v shouldn't affect the remoteas there is no potential difference

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                  • #10
                    Looks very nice. I was thinking about something similar, except I wanted to use a wireless mouse instead of Apple Remote (I like the scroller on steering wheel as used by Bentley :-) ).

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                    • #11
                      Awesome

                      Really great gave me the mood to try something in the same direction but at home

                      Thanks for the dare

                      By the way I'm really impressed also and like one little gem in your description, I will show it to my wife she will appreciate it
                      Thanks again
                      Originally posted by mr2mac View Post

                      The LED is then proffessionally duck taped to the IR receiver, until i fit it correctly.

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                      • #12
                        I just thought I'd show the remote in action:





                        I am going to spray the controls black to match the steering wheel, when i do that i'll post some more pics of its construction.

                        nick

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                        • #13
                          Well done! That is sweet.
                          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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                          • #14
                            Thanks for the video now I'm wanting to blow my budget today and go buy all of my gear ...geee thanks alot

                            Seriously, nice install, nice integration of the steering wheel remote.

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                            • #15
                              At least yo u guys like it


                              Originally posted by travisroy74 View Post
                              Thanks for the video now I'm wanting to blow my budget today and go buy all of my gear ...geee thanks alot

                              Seriously, nice install, nice integration of the steering wheel remote.
                              Thanks.


                              Dont spend too much though.

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