BMW owners... Controlling external devices through your iBus
After years of wondering how to do the hardware, months of how to program the software, I was finally able to get a working microcontroller (MIC) to respond to our iBus messages. At this point, its piggy backed on Rolf Reslerís iBus interface but Iím trying to make it a standalone unit. With this MIC, Iíve been able to program the Phone, Tape reverse, Clock, R/T and Talk buttons to activate relays momentarily (button push, On-Off) or behave as a toggle switch (button push, On. Button push again, Off). I can program many IBus messages to activate a relay Or a LED or anything else at this point (5V max). No plans to venture into sending iBus messages back to this system.
What this will basically help you is to get rid of all those switches we mounted under the board monitor or next to the dimmer switch or center console, or any other goofy place weíve mounted over the years.
Though many large companies that have ipod integration products to plug and play, I don't recall seeing any "open source" solutions with terminals available to connect to whatever you want to control externally.
I can program up to 11 functions at this point so plenty of options.
Is there any interest in this?