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  • Movie of my Steering Wheel buttons Controlling MediaE.

    I recently took a video with my digicam showin my steering wheel controls in action (quicktime, 2.5 MB). It has no sound, and the quality sucks, but you'll get the idea.

    http://www.astallaslions.com/ga/mediaengine.mov

    I did this using an infrared control module that sends out a trained IR signal for each button, right into the receiver through an eye. It's called the PAC-SWI-X. Let me find a link to it somewhere...

    http://www.go2pac.com/products/swi.htm

    The hardest part about doing this was finding the wire that contained a voltage everytime you hit a button. The rest was a snap. Hit the button, then hit a button your remote, repeat. It's made to emulate car radio remotes but it pretty much can accept any remote, and out put its signal to your current IR receiver that you use with your remote (creative, PB, etc.). Hope I can spark some ideas, but then again, chances are this has been done already and I just dont know about it

    Grand AMplifier Project 1.0:
    http://drive.to/cliffsgrandamgt/
    http://www.astallaslions.com/carmp3/
    --------------------------------
    -Eden 800 mini-itx motherboard
    -5.6 NTSC TFT-LCD
    -80 gig hard drive
    -128 MB RAM
    -MPBS1 DC-DC PSU
    -PB Remote /w Girder
    -Media Engine & Windows XP
    -Playstation II also added
    -Steering Wheel Buttons modified for Control.


  • #2
    great job, thats pretty cool

    the only buttons i have on my wheel are cruise control, otherwise id get one of these to use
    2004 G35 Coupe project

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    • #3
      niiiice

      that looks good

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      • #4
        most impressive job and well done. Looks like all i can do on my setup is push the horn button to shut down my computer since that's my only button. Note to self...... need more buttons.
        GTI - Palm IIIe controlled with Radio faceplate hack for keyboard control of WinAmp w/ Vocal Genre playlist loading.
        VW Bus - 10.4" vga lcd. Loaded with same software as above.

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        • #5
          Was wondering if this would've worked in my Grand Prix and now I know it will...

          Great Job!!!
          Aura MR62 (F and R)
          My Current MP3s
          IamDefiler.com

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          • #6
            awesome, glad I could be of help. Any questions just feel free to post here!

            Grand AMplifier Project 1.0:
            http://drive.to/cliffsgrandamgt/
            http://www.astallaslions.com/carmp3/
            --------------------------------
            -Eden 800 mini-itx motherboard
            -5.6 NTSC TFT-LCD
            -80 gig hard drive
            -128 MB RAM
            -MPBS1 DC-DC PSU
            -PB Remote /w Girder
            -Media Engine & Windows XP
            -Playstation II also added
            -Steering Wheel Buttons modified for Control.

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            • #7
              You should make a tutorial or something for us the less technically oriented people.

              Btw, sweet install, looks professional, where did you got the case?
              I'll take donations.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Mafri
                You should make a tutorial or something for us the less technically oriented people.

                Btw, sweet install, looks professional, where did you got the case?
                Case and MOBO i got as a package, but the case is not as good as it looks. theres no room for a HD if you have a DVD-ROM drive. and if you get a PCI riser you have to modify the case to even get a pci card in there. I got everything from www.idot.com

                As far as a tutorial goes, well I could make one, but I think you can do without it just as easy. Get the PAC-SWI-X and follow the directions on there to the word, just use your carputer remote to program it not your stereo one. Then point the infrared eye of the PAC at your IR receiver that runs to your carputer.

                Grand AMplifier Project 1.0:
                http://drive.to/cliffsgrandamgt/
                http://www.astallaslions.com/carmp3/
                --------------------------------
                -Eden 800 mini-itx motherboard
                -5.6 NTSC TFT-LCD
                -80 gig hard drive
                -128 MB RAM
                -MPBS1 DC-DC PSU
                -PB Remote /w Girder
                -Media Engine & Windows XP
                -Playstation II also added
                -Steering Wheel Buttons modified for Control.

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                • #9
                  Thats a good idea...use horn button to turn computer on and off.

                  ...would probably annoy neighbors though
                  current projects

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                  • #10
                    sweeeet, like the interior too
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                    My cars
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                    • #11
                      haha yeah, and the tenant in the appartment downstairs...


                      Thanks for the compliments Jol.

                      Grand AMplifier Project 1.0:
                      http://drive.to/cliffsgrandamgt/
                      http://www.astallaslions.com/carmp3/
                      --------------------------------
                      -Eden 800 mini-itx motherboard
                      -5.6 NTSC TFT-LCD
                      -80 gig hard drive
                      -128 MB RAM
                      -MPBS1 DC-DC PSU
                      -PB Remote /w Girder
                      -Media Engine & Windows XP
                      -Playstation II also added
                      -Steering Wheel Buttons modified for Control.

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                      • #12
                        nice job. I am currently working on interfacing the steering wheel buttons with my Creative Zen Touch MP3 player. It fits perfectly into the little cup in front of the shifter nob, then from there an audio cable runs to my HU. The MP3 player interface should keep me satisfied till I have money for a touch screen, then LET THE CARPUTING COMMENCE!
                        1997 Grand Prix GT

                        Interface steering wheel audio controls to my creative zen touch mp3 player.

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                        • #13
                          ????

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                          • #14
                            um ok... i prolly didnt make sense.

                            -i have a 97 grand prix gt
                            -creative zen touch mp3 player fits in one of the little dash compartments like it was made for it
                            -mp3 player connected to stereo so I can play music in aux mode of stereo
                            -am working on getting steering wheel radio buttons to interface with the mp3 player

                            better? lol
                            1997 Grand Prix GT

                            Interface steering wheel audio controls to my creative zen touch mp3 player.

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                            • #15
                              damn, it doesn't work with 2005 Volvo S60
                              carpc install finished:D
                              http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?p=578243

                              Cruisin on my own...

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