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    in theory all that should work. I've never used peebles, and its been a long time since i used palm os but im sure they have some utility to control a player on the pc, just have to do some searching. The only problem or potential problem i see is using IR. I hate IR. A better solution would be to use RF or wi-fi that way you dont have to worry about standing at a certain positon, aiming and pointing etc.

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    All I really care about is it being wireless, reliable, and easy to use. I could just get a remote to use with something like IRMan, but that would just mean one more device to carry around.

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    No. No. No. Look people. You're going through all this trouble to create these fully custom cars with awesome mind blowing computers running it all. But you need to come into the show with something that nobody has. As long as you're going to be doing this, do it right. As follows:

    Anyone here know how to program or know any progrmmers? This is very simple. You all have PDA's seemingly. So you write a VERY simple program that connects via Wireless network through "Winstock" or some TCP version of a network interface. You'll have a peer1 (Your in-car computer) and a peer2 (Your PDA). Peer2 tells peer1 to "play". Peer1's DDE program sends the "play" command to either WinAMP or Windows media player. It's that easy. You can have 1000 commands if you wanted. I'm doing the same thing. Accept mine isn't just going to run my in-car computer, it's going to run activate switches and servos throughout my car too. But I could write a program for you people like that in less than a week. Not only would it be simple, but you can customize the look of it on the PDA so it looks like what ever you want. No name brand manufacturers leaving their names all over your car. Just straight out customizing. You want show?... That's show.

    Don't get lazy people. If you're going to put all that work into it, do it right. If you're using WinCE, you have the biggest advantage. Simply set the encryption for your wireless network and run the program on your CE.

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    The problem is we have no idea how to program such a thing =)

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    I can help you with that.
    I'll be out of town for then next month or so, though.

    However, if you're still interested then, I'd be happy to help you write the software. It really would be pretty easy.

    The only catch is, you'll need a wireless network CF card for your PDA and a wireless access point in your car, but they make really small ones now. So that shouldn't be a problem to hide.

    It would take about a week or two with about 2 hours a day of work to finish. Specifically, it's the GUI that would take some time. But once the GUI is done (which I usually use Macromedia Flash), it only takes a few days to write the actual code.

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    these guys use a PDA for a remote...

    These guys use a PDA for a remote, they said it will be Bluetooth soon also, anybody got one? http://www.mptronix.com/

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    Hey people. I'm back. Thought I would be gone longer.

    That company offers it as wired right now. But I already have a solution to do it via Wi-Fi. I wouldn't think that doing it via a crappy Palm on wires would be the right way. Let's face it. Windows CE is faster and a lot more impressive. If you're doing this for a show, than you want the best of the best. I can make it not only wireless, but it would be fully colored and animated! I deal with part of the market. Black and white is cool until someone comes out with color, so why start with black and white? Why start with non-animated menus? And for god's sake, why would you choose anything other than the best when it's the same price??? Palm is too expensive for as crappy an OS it is.

    If you people want me to actually start working on this program, just email me at [email protected].

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    Quote Originally Posted by gizmomkr
    VNC has a client for almost any platform,


    This is what you want people, look into it. I use PalmVNC to do exactly what you are all asking how to do. Wireless, serial, or infrared, it works with any networking type your palmpilot and pc can connect with.

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    I guess PalmVNC is kinda cool, but it's missing MANY elements. For instance, not everything on the Remote screen fits on the PDA's. Otherwise, that would probably be the best way to do it. Also, it's still not an animated, fully customizable display. It's just a remote screen. Nothing new and inspiring there. But I still like the program.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magnezium
    I guess PalmVNC is kinda cool, but it's missing MANY elements. For instance, not everything on the Remote screen fits on the PDA's.
    If your VNC server supports scaling extensions it will (zoom.)


    Quote Originally Posted by Magnezium
    Otherwise, that would probably be the best way to do it. Also, it's still not an animated, fully customizable display.
    It is as animated and customizable as your main vga display, just at 1/50th the framerate.

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