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    Steering wheel remote controls...

    Hi
    I just finished installing my carputer (removed the HU). Now i still have the original radio/cd controls on my steering wheel...(connected by cable, not IR). Will these in any way be possible to use with the carputer/media engine?

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    There is a steering wheel contact closure to IR interface available from logjam electronics. You can probably use that with a program called Girder to emulate just about any action.

    Give them a look

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    Is Girder freeware or do you have to buy it?

    I was looking at the PAC SWI-X for hooking up to the steering wheel controls. Will Girder work with it? Does the IR thingy plug into the FIR on the EPIA board?

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    I typed 'girder ir' into google and found this:

    http://www.girder.nl/

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    It looks like the FIR won't work. Does anyone know of an IR to USB adaptor that will work together with the PAC AND Girder, and which will require no special electronic modifications?

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    I hooked my steering wheel controls up directly to the gameport:
    Steering Wheel Controls
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    From what I know, EPIA boards do not have a game port. And from the looks of it, my serial ports are already accounted for. USB seems to be the only option I have left.

    ...and I'm not interested in taking joysticks apart and modifying them.

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    Yes, it is true that EPIA at least MII-12000 is devoid of game port
    Carputer currently 'ghettoed' into car!!!

    EPIA MII-12000
    Ampie Case with rigged extra USB
    Hitachi 60GB
    Holux GPS mouse with iGuidance 2.0
    Lilliput 7" touchscreen
    Netgear WG121 USB WiFi
    Carnetix P1260

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    I have not tried the USB to GamePort adaptor myself with my circuit and program, but other users have and have reported problems getting it to work... If you don't have a built in gameport, your only option to doing it through the gameport may be to buy a cheap PCI soundcard with one.
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