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    Constant Bitrate grum's Avatar
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    Talking how cool would this be?

    having a servo motor on your accelerator cable, and steering column and output from serial port to control the car with a joystick?! - or have i just become completely retarded with this whole carputer concept....


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    thats all i have to say is i hope i never see some one on the road with that

    would be cool but i dont know what happens when the computer crashes think i would rather not do that
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    but u could have a lockout switch, just 2 switches on the power to the servos
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    No way jose - I think it's illegal too.

    Only way I'd consider this, in a off-road-test car is if there was some sort of control, that's NON-SOFTWARE controlled. Like a dope-*** switch, or something - or a touch sensor on that joystic, Youre not touching it - THERES NO CONNETION TO THE SERVOS, and even thenn a cable break point, so i can overpower the servos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grum
    having a servo motor on your accelerator cable, and steering column and output from serial port to control the car with a joystick?! - or have i just become completely retarded with this whole carputer concept....


    Toyota or one of those crazy japanese companies had a concept car (or cars) that used a joystick. So you are not as insane as you think you are. You got company
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    Quote Originally Posted by KyleYankan
    No way jose - I think it's illegal too.

    What part would you think would be illegal?

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    someone has been watching to much mythbusters
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    I'm gonna mod my Chevette so I can steer it with my *** cheeks.

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    Have you guys seen the video where some guys riged up a beater and drove it with an RC car controller? They drove it around in a desert until it flipped going off of a dune top. So very doable (though I'm sure it's illegal as an aftermarket mod, nevermind reliability.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcdillin
    someone has been watching to much mythbusters
    Is it just me or are those guys gay
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