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    Quote Originally Posted by mashina
    Hi, i tried using two TSOP receivers, and its great! I have one on one side of stering wheel and the other one is under wheel. Becouse of ir transfer must be in direct visible way, two receivers solved visibility sorry for bad english

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmurray14
    Are these all parts you can get at radioshack? I would have no idea where to get these, but I want to make a working receiver.

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    Ya - all at Radio Shack.
    276-640 (IR receiver)
    271-1342 (resistor)
    276-1122 (diode)
    276-1770 (voltage regulator)
    D-Sub & Boot (you can figure that one out)

    Note that the voltage regulator is of the TO-220 type... It's way to big to cram into a 9-pin D-Sub case. I got the plastic boot and drilled 3 holes for the connectors, then covered the thing in glue. Works fine. The 25-pin D-sub would fit it, but most motherboards don't have those.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PatO
    Man... Too many messages!

    Mashina and Tbird - I had this problem, too. (all buttons recognized as one button) It turned out to be the EPS value in WinLIRC's CF file. Tweak it a bit... (I forget the link which explained this, but adjust in increments from 0 to 80) You should see a big change in how it recognizes buttons when you adjust the number!
    Dude, I'm sorry to be a pest but I'm getting beyond annoyed.

    I cannot get WinLIRC to recognize ANY button presses. I tried changing the EPS number and that didn't do anything.

    Girder with the igor plugin recognizes the remote but it thinks all buttons are the same. I don't know if I should get the RC10, a different IR receiver, or WHAT!?!?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tbird2340
    Dude, I'm sorry to be a pest but I'm getting beyond annoyed.

    I cannot get WinLIRC to recognize ANY button presses. I tried changing the EPS number and that didn't do anything.

    Girder with the igor plugin recognizes the remote but it thinks all buttons are the same. I don't know if I should get the RC10, a different IR receiver, or WHAT!?!?
    igorplug needs special ir receiver.. (cesko.host.sk)
    if u use ir receiver from lirc and winlirc doesnt give anything in 'raw codes' i think your reciver is broken (you fail in contruction)

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    I bought this receiver. I have no idea what he used to build it. I don't think the receiver is broken because it receives the one code from my remote..
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    Quote Originally Posted by tbird2340
    I bought this receiver. I have no idea what he used to build it. I don't think the receiver is broken because it receives the one code from my remote..
    Dang... I don't know what to say...
    Does it work with any other remotes? (try your home stereo remotes)
    Try to get the schematic from the manufacturer - or, try to get the part numbers. Or, open up the D-Sub boot and take a high-res picture for us....
    Or, spend a couple bucks and build the circuit I posted above.

    Or, try it on a different machine. I hear WinLIRC is very finniky about the cpu it's run on...
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    this is my solution to steering wheel controls

    the top row are all multimedia controls...the rest is pretty obvious.....this started out as a gyration wireless keyboard...so even though I have quite a few buttons I have no extra wires through the column...
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    Anybody have the plugin for Girder? Looks like the original site is down. I just finished my receiver and I'm dying to test it!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tyRion
    Ok, I have another Idea, If you got 3 standard ball Inteli-Mice, and took the 3 scroll wheels. Left the first one connected to the controller as per normal, then the second is connected to the X-axis for scrolling up and down, and button1 for clicking, then the third scroll wheel was connected to the Y-axis of the mouse and the second button.

    If you integrated these 3 buttons in to your steering wheel, you could change volume/mute with one, input text with the next (a-la Zorro’s app) and change track/(your own function) with the third

    Would this work?

    I would have to find a ball mouse to use first

    But from a software end of things could you link the x-axis of a mouse to volume up/down?
    Or maybe use the new Microsoft tilt-wheel mice; one could handle volume up/down with the wheel, prev/next track with the tilt and pause or mute with the wheel-click. Then if you could use a second for keyboard and other operations?

    If you spring a few bucks extra, you could get the wireless mice, and then there are no line-of-site infra-red problems. Battery life is great on the MS wireless mice too! I have been using mine for over a year now on the same batteries.

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    wow, that steering wheel looks dangerous. lol das all we need in jersey, people picking at keyboards vice talkin on the cell phone. Eventually the program i'm building will have every function i can think of including the steering wheel ir. I just got to take a step at a time.

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