This might be a dumb question, but why not a wireless remote like the ones used to control powerpoint, etc? I was thinking about down the road installing some buttons on my steering wheel as well, and that's what I planned on using. I guess not good for you because you're looking for BT and most of those use a proprietary USB dongle?
That's essentially what I did. The problem you'll run into is that your car likely does not have the connector needed to connect the steering wheel buttons to your car.
Originally Posted by EQNish
I hacked up a little remote control car and used the remote to send the input from the steering wheel buttons via RF to the receiver, which connects to the keywiz
Anyone know what the cheapest / smallest USB IR Receiver that will work w/ Girder or Event ghost is? I know the Windows MCE IR receiver works but it is pretty bulky and is $20...
This one here from hong kong fuey is only $10 and is pretty small but I'm just not sure it will work with Girder or Event Ghost..
well here are my 50c
If you get a USB controlle mounted somweher you can get regular remote controll of eBay (not a TV one but a Alarm style say for 11 buttons) will cost you ~$20
Battery life usually like 5 years , range 100m :)
here is the link to some http://www.netairbuy.com/switch/switch.htm
I would use one for myself but I'm afaraif of tauching airbag, if my car detects airbag failure i will have to take it dealer :( :rain:
Multifunctional universal Wheel push buttons Controller CIR-309U / CIR-310U
CIR-309U is the interface between the resistive matrix of car wheel buttons and commands to be performed by an external device under their control. In addition, the device has a digital input data, due to which commands can be transferred from any other compatible device, for example, the controller CAN bus.
Suitable for resistive matrix of any type;
Auto-tuning of the input circuits in accordance with type of resistive matrix;
Two independent inputs for connecting left and right groups of buttons;
Input of digital control makes controller usage universal;
Memory (with remote), with subsequent presentation, up to 32 commands;
8 independent outputs, 2 of which provide additional functions;
Integrated current source provides a connection of diode emitters without need of additional resistors installation;
Possibility of programming commands of resistive control panels such as joystick for such brands as Sony and Pioneer;
Convenient parameter setting by computer;
Programming the carrier frequency for each of the infrared outputs. This provides maximum signal / noise ratio, that ensures maximum quality of multimedia device control;
Ability to memorize the entire configuration and infrared codes separately, in any medium, for example, in hard disk;
Absolute inertness to erroneous wiring of the voltage or power to any of the inputs;
Low power consumption;
Small size 64 x 49 x18mm. (2.48 x 1.89 x 0.69inches).
Using the CIR-309U multihelm can be arranged, i.e. using the buttons on the helm you are able to control radio, DVD, TV, amplifier, speaker unit, siren etc.