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Thread: I have made an interface car's media-buttons on steering wheel

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    Smile I have made an interface for car's media-buttons on steering wheel

    I have just made me an USB-interface to the cars original media-buttons on the steering wheel.

    This is a generic A/D interface that can read *two* analog channels, and send unique codes for different resistance.

    Most cars, and many aftermarket "remotes" for car stereo's (Pioneer/Sony+++) will work with this device, as well as my Xantia.
    It even supports two-channels (some cars need that)

    Besides interfacing steering wheel, it will also send codes for "Ignition on" , "Ignition Off" , "battery below (preset) threshold" , and "battery voltage retured to ok"

    So, who is interested in buying such device?.. if I would start to produce and sell them. ?

    (This device connects to the wires that normally connect to the stereo - resistive input)



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    A few months ago I would have purchased one of these off you in a flash, but I have been playing around with the Phidget 8/8/8 interface kit, and it does all your interface does and more. The phidget is a little more pricey, but has the added bonus of various source code examples and a library for coding your own apps for it.

    If you could add all the features of the phidget for a cheaper price, I'm sure you would have a very popular product.
    Jarrod - Holden VX S!

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    How many steering wheel buttons can your device handle

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalt
    How many steering wheel buttons can your device handle
    about 31+31 , (two channels), it also depends on the values and the resistors.

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    AlCapone, is there any way you could send me the pinout of the citroen resistor system ? i have been trying to do this for a while now but no-one can tell me which pins are the actual resistors in the little iso plug.
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    Nice, i'm interested. Can i replace the ignition wire with the dimmer wire so my computer knows when my headlights are on?

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    Would it be possible to implement more lines that send code when voltage is recieve like the ignition line?

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    Quote Originally Posted by _dopehead_
    AlCapone, is there any way you could send me the pinout of the citroen resistor system ? i have been trying to do this for a while now but no-one can tell me which pins are the actual resistors in the little iso plug.
    Yes.
    I will make pictures and place them on my site with the product.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalt
    Nice, i'm interested. Can i replace the ignition wire with the dimmer wire so my computer knows when my headlights are on?
    Sure, that's possible, I can also add an extra input for "custom" functions like this.

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    Awesome, i think other members would also be interested in a device like this. Would you consider developing a plugin for girder 3.3

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