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    Joystick as mouse?

    This looks promising. Anybody heard of it or tried it??

    http://www.codevis.com/mousestick_docs.html#Main
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    think i can control my mouse with the steering wheel? that would make for an interesting drive.

    8 years ago maybe, I had a joystick with mouse drivers. It was a ***** and a half to use.
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    Really? I thought it would be easier than anything else I've seen here. (Pointer, trackball. touchpad) I just want some sort of touchscreen backup permanently installed for working with apps that need more accuracy to use.
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    I have one of these in my armrest:

    (no that's not my arm)
    www.handykey.com

    Uses the IBM accupoint bull. You might mount one of those IBM accupoints in your steering wheel

    P.S. sorry for pseudo jacking your topic. A joystick might be cool if you could find a very simple one with a good mounting place.
    car computer rev 5: 8" lilliput and usual suspects

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    That is nice, but I don't need the keyboard functionality. I want something I can integrate into the environment I want to create in the car. Luckily, I found it searching for the IBM Accupoint!

    http://www.hardwarezone.com/articles...?cid=12&id=308



    EDIT: Nevermind the stupid thing still has a ball underneath!!
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    sorry it's called the trackpoint. Toshiba calls it the accupoint. doh

    I'll see if i can find one anywhere. What I like about the trackpoint over a trackball is that the gitters (which i have except when in motion) don't make it impossible to use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robiewp
    I have one of these in my armrest:

    (no that's not my arm)
    www.handykey.com

    Uses the IBM accupoint bull. You might mount one of those IBM accupoints in your steering wheel

    P.S. sorry for pseudo jacking your topic. A joystick might be cool if you could find a very simple one with a good mounting place.

    Wow That thing better be mad out of gold, $219 for a mouse ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Altimat



    that thing, uh looks like something else
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    Quote Originally Posted by frodobaggins
    that thing, uh looks like something else
    Well...I'm looking for something that will feel natural in my hand...
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    http://atzitznet.no-ip.org/Joy2Mouse3/Joy2Mouse3.htm
    you could try this program too, see which one you like more.

    make your own joystick. I was thinking about making a mini joystick that fits on my stick shift. like a different knob.

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