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    Thumb sticks?

    Anyone know where you can get a thumbstick that will work with a pc as a mouse?

    I was recently inside of a new Maxima with the stock Nav system and it had this cool thumb stick to control the screen. Car wasnt on so im just assumeing it controled the screen. Anyway, how can i get something like this in my car.

    I also though about hacking apart an xbox controller and use the thumbstick as a mouse. I already have gotten the xbox controller to act as a mouse, im just not sure if the thumbstick can be removed from teh controller and still work.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks

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    i have a thumb rollerball as my backup. it works decently. it's like a flight stick shape. the ball is on top where usually the hat is and trigger is the mouse buttons.

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    were you talking about this? ...there was a review a while ago....here
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    Quote Originally Posted by gospeed.racer
    were you talking about this? ...there was a review a while ago....here
    wow, thats pretty cool. I think im going to order a couple. I wonder if i can replace the red stick in the middle with the thubstick from my xbox controller?

    Thanks for the link.

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    or you could use a XBOX controller, hacked to whatever shape you want, and gain control of it via girder and its joystick plugin... should work good ennough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marsupial
    or you could use a XBOX controller, hacked to whatever shape you want, and gain control of it via girder and its joystick plugin... should work good ennough.
    I was actually thinking about this but wasnt sure if i could remove everything but the tumbstick and still have it work.

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    well, depending on your skills, I am quite certain there is a way to use that.

    once you talked about this, I started to wonder if there is a way to put those on the sterring wheel... could be usefull to scroll the screen... or maybe not.

    anyway, there is most likely a way to re-house the thumbpad somewhere.
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    methinks this is what you want

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    try a goole surch on "joystick mouse"
    found both hardware replacements and software to use a joystick to replace a mouse.
    had one of these but years ago ,hated it !!

    http://translate.google.com/translat...UTF-8%26sa%3DG

    dont know if this is what you want but is as close as you will get to a nissan navi control. one thing to also consider is with the navi control it will jump to the next icon. a mouse moves to any point one the display.

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