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    Dual Touchpad as input?

    Hello there,

    Would i be able to have 2 touchpads as input (on each armrest) so say i could control the cursor and the passenger. I want this bcos the cars interior cant handle a single touchpad on the gearstick column. Would i be able to just solder the 2 leads into 1 ps/2 connector or would that just totally mess up the cursor, I remeber on an old mac where you could put 2 mice into the keyboard. Would this work??

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    instead of soldering just get a ps/2 splitter (usually marketed for notebooks) thety can be found evevrywhere (even best buy )
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    i know that i can use a ps2 and a usb mouse simulateously without any problems on my computer.

    hope that helps

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    I don't recommend trying to solder them to the same PS/2 port, trackpads have a tendency to fry if you abuse them in any way.

    I'd recommend getting mixed interfaces on the pads; i.e. one Ps/2 and one USB or one PS/2 and one Serial.

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    Cheers, ill give it some thought,

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    You can't just splice together 2 things on either of the PS2 ports. There is a timing signal that is sent to a keyboard or mouse on that port and if you splice 2 keyboards or 2 mice on the same port, the timing signal gets messed up. You will have to get a device that sends out seperate timing signals and acts as a traffic cop, letting only one device talk to the computer at a time. I verified this once by making a PS2 splitter and hooking up 2 keyboards.
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    Talking I know thats not what you meant, but...

    Originally posted by Mav
    ... i could control the cursor and the passenger...
    hey, I want to control my passengers with a touch pad!
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    USB and PS/2 works. I have a Logitech USB wheelman and every now and then (When installing a fresh OS) need I PS/2 mouse. Both mice work once you have a USB driver installed.
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