Motorized Door To Cover The Lilliput LCD
I hope this is the right section to put this in, since it has to do with a possible input/output device for the carputer.
I took apart an old cd drive, and I'm going to mount it under the console.
So when the carputer turns off, the door closes and hides the LCD, and the same with went it turns on (it will open to show the LCD)
I'm not sure what type of circuit/controller card I need tho. Any help?
Heres some pics of the drive as it is now (havent cut it down yet):
the red and white wire are to the motor, and the other three are to that switch thing on the gear (center wire makes connection with the wires to the sides of it when it is fully open or fully closed)
I was also wondering if I could get one that is controlled via a serial or usb connection, so when the computer starts up/shuts down, I could have the program throw a command at it to open/close the door.
any suggestions are greatly appreciated, thanks!