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Thread: Alpine Touchscreen + Car PC? IS IT POSSIBLE?

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    Alpine Touchscreen + Car PC? IS IT POSSIBLE?

    Alrighty, I have an Alpine IVA-D300 in my car presently... What I wanted to do was use the IVA-D300's touchscreen capabilities to control a car pc.... would that be possible?

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    Sure, it's possible.

    Here's what you need to do:

    Take apart your expensive Alpine unit and dismantle the touch controller.
    Determine how the touch controller works, and how to adapt it to some input ont he PC, most likely serial or USB.
    Engineer and create an adapter from whatever port to the touchscreen
    Write drivers for the touchscreen on the PC.

    Good luck with all that....
    Now, had you actually done some reading, you'd find out what needs to be done, because this has been discussed on these forums many, many times before. You'd also know that someone has already done this for another make of touchscreens.... Kenwood, if I recall.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    possible, yes.... practical or do-able buy the average enthusiast..... no way...

    & I do have the d300 in my install & I did rip it apart & modify it, but in looking at it & trying to consider what your talking about...... not to practical...

    it's not even that I couldn't get the 300 to display the computer, & it's not that I couldn't have gotten the touch to work with it, in the end after these extreme modifications all you will be left with is a blurry non vga not so hot computer display.... not worth the effort to me.... I just added more screens

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    Quote Originally Posted by turbocad6
    possible, yes.... practical or do-able buy the average enthusiast..... no way...

    & I do have the d300 in my install & I did rip it apart & modify it, but in looking at it & trying to consider what your talking about...... not to practical...

    it's not even that I couldn't get the 300 to display the computer, & it's not that I couldn't have gotten the touch to work with it, in the end after these extreme modifications all you will be left with is a blurry non vga not so hot computer display.... not worth the effort to me.... I just added more screens
    how is your d300 withmp3 dvds? mine will only play about half the mp3s on a given dvd.

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    hmmmm, I,ve had it in my car for a while, but right along side my pc, which I use for my mp3's, I never tried but I do know that the alpine doesn't like burned dvd's.... might that be your issue?

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    Oh yeah, and Alpine screens aren't VGA.

    Have fun with the ****ty resolution.

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    yeah, ****ty resolution if you try to run a pc on it, but for it's intended perpouse it works great.... video & nav & graphic interface it's perfect.....

    for a pc it would be ****ty all right....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddn
    Oh yeah, and Alpine screens aren't VGA.

    Have fun with the ****ty resolution.
    some are 800x480

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    d300/301"s?

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    If anyone is still intrested I'm going to be tring to make an alpine IVA-D300 to serial adaptor for the PC. I plan on making this product and then using a serial to usb adaptor to plug my device from the brain of the alpine unit into the usb port on my mini-itx motherboard.

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