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Thread: RF keyfob remotes for adhoc steering wheel controls?

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    Ebay example of switch housing
    Here's an example of some that can be had for pretty cheap, but they dont include the switches. Reflecting on the idea, the switches are of multiple types ie the start and horn buttons are momentary, the high/low beam switch and the run/engine off buttons are toggle, and i think the turn signals are also toggle.
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    what the f**k??

    why use rf? whats wrong with em lets say wire- your steerin column isn't going any where is it. this has been discussed. tis easy ,switches, usb-gameport and wire. now get to work and forget about rf keyfobs recievers motors pots it's not needed- just a game port.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cat Monkey
    what the f**k??

    why use rf? whats wrong with em lets say wire- your steerin column isn't going any where is it. this has been discussed. tis easy ,switches, usb-gameport and wire. now get to work and forget about rf keyfobs recievers motors pots it's not needed- just a game port.
    I guess some didnt like the idea of having twisted wires when trying to do 3-point turnings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricky327
    I guess some didnt like the idea of having twisted wires when trying to do 3-point turnings.
    if you wire neatly (ie. through steering column not around) and with turning range in mind this is not a problem.

    but on-wheel controls are passť anyway. pick up a stalk contoller. any stalk controller can be made work- 'tis easy

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    Part of the great thing about this forum is the diversity of ideas.

    If I don't want to have F**k*** wires wrapped inside of my steering column I won't!

    Its pretty easy to critisize other people ideas, when you don't have any yourself.

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    I like the motor driven volume control idea, but I would use some electromagnetic clutches and drive it off the engine, that way you wouldn't need the extra motor.

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    why not just a small Bluetooth button pad?
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    Do you have a link to a bluetooth button pad?

    That would be cool.

    Then again if I could work electromagnetic clutches into my design that would be sweet!

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    http://reviews.designtechnica.com/firstlook61.html this one is similar but I cannot find the site where I saw the other. It was way cheaper than that one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by archimense
    Part of the great thing about this forum is the diversity of ideas.

    If I don't want to have F**k*** wires wrapped inside of my steering column I won't!

    Its pretty easy to critisize other people ideas, when you don't have any yourself.
    ok your idea is diverse i'll give you that. But why pointlessly over engineer somthing simple? Its a couple of switches mate don't lose the run of you self your not designing a jet motor...

    If you use a stalk controller like that popular sony 10euro job you won't need to run cables through your steering column anyway. it would be so simple effective inexpensive etc...

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