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    3Dconnexion

    Apparantly they're a subsidiary of Logitech that specializes in 3d/cad input tools.



    http://www.3dconnexion.com/spacetraveler.htm

    Looks like a powermate, except more functions I think. Expensive as heck though (Commercial SRP: $ 599.00....educational price: $ 149.98). Check out their other products as well....the link is to their smallest model, and it struck me as a good powermate alternative if the software is decent.

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    yeah, ive seen these on ebay before, pricey is this any different from the griffen knobs?
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    bah, next time at least put something with the name in the thread so the search can pick it up, haha

    but imagine if there was an interface that could work with the pivoting, like a iDrive clone.... it'd be pretty nice.

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    The 3dconnexion Spaceball is kind of cool. I used it at work with our cad program. Its really hard to get used to. There is a ball that you grab and you can pull up, push down, push foward left right. pull back turn clockwise or counterclockwise. Pretty much any direction you could go in 3d you can do with this thing. Really nice when you want to rotate your 3d model around and pull it close to look at. Really expensive though. Its not in the range of the carputers needs. Im sure if i had one i could mount it in my car and use it for menu navigation. But you would have to write your own drivers for you front end. Its really only intended for 3D cad programs. The small one posted might be good though.

    edit: http://www.3dconnexion.com/spaceball5000.htm for jollyeskimo a link for the noob
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    see this post:

    And driver programmers? Help needed

    Could someone help please ?
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    Threadjacking

    If you're looking for some iDrive clone, this might be of interest for you: http://zhorvat.dyndns.org/PCForums/S...px?PostID=3031

    Sorry for threadjacking
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    I always endup @ ur desk

    Hi Zorro,
    I could do what I want, I always end-up @ your desk if I ask for userfriendly innovations for Carputers. Let meet or just have a call. I'll PM you my details - at least I'll be in Munich early october again.

    My quick research results with again exactly what I need, so 2:0 for you. I could use it as a mouse and as a wheel like Powermate ?

    Provided that the Skins from i.e. RoadRunner are coded the right way, it could replace the TouchScreen completly ?

    Thanks a 1.000.000
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    Quote Originally Posted by CarPuterFreak
    Hi Zorro,
    I could do what I want, I always end-up @ your desk if I ask for userfriendly innovations for Carputers. Let meet or just have a call. I'll PM you my details - at least I'll be in Munich early october again.

    My quick research results with again exactly what I need, so 2:0 for you. I could use it as a mouse and as a wheel like Powermate ?

    Provided that the Skins from i.e. RoadRunner are coded the right way, it could replace the TouchScreen completly ?

    Thanks a 1.000.000
    Chris
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    The ccStick is not just a piece of hardware, it's a new concept to extend the CarPC.
    To be percise it's a combination between the ccStick (the hardware) and MouseWheelInput (the software).
    I've posted about the first version of MWI here in the software section, but with the ccStick on it's back it became even more powerful.
    MWI is independend of the frontend you use. It's running in the background and it's fully configurable.
    You can input text, control applications or the volume and (with ccStick iD) emulate the mouse including the mouse wheel.
    So it's pretty much a "one-size-fits-all" thingy.

    For those who'd like to take a look at it; you can download the free version of MWI in order to run it with either the wheel mouse or the PowerMate.
    Even the Car2PC adapter is supported in the free version.
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