Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: physical input to mac

  1. #1
    Newbie schnaarf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Hampshire, England
    Posts
    10

    physical input to mac

    Is there anyway of interfacing switches with a mac, ie pressing a physical button and iTunes loading up (for example).

    Sure i saw a link on here once for something similar but cant find it again. Not really what to search for on Google, I've done a few searches but with no luck!

    thanks

  2. #2
    QCar Creator Jirka Jirout's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Netherlands
    Posts
    590
    Phidgets interfaces, we have been using this for quite some time for many things: analog inputs (temperatures, fuel level), digital inputs (all kind of switches, warning lights), digital outputs (LEDs, FETs driving servo's and vents).

  3. #3
    Variable Bitrate NeonDev's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    431
    arduino is similar in functionality and I can say from experience very easy to program and interface with. can't say if its better than Phidgets tho
    check us out at: www.neonboombox.com

  4. #4
    Admin. Linux loser.
    Auto Apps:loading...
    Bugbyte's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Corning, NY
    Posts
    7,359
    Blog Entries
    2
    An alternative is to use an iPac, which is a keyboard emulator. You can connect whatever kind of button you want to the iPac and when you press it, it will emulate certain keypresses you program into it. You then use the keyboard shortcuts panel to launch the app you want.
    Quote Originally Posted by ghettocruzer View Post
    I was gung ho on building a PC [until] just recently. However, between my new phone having internet and GPS and all...and this kit...Im starting to have trouble justfiying it haha.
    Want to:
    -Find out about the new iBug iPad install?
    -Find out about carPC's in just 5 minutes? View the Car PC 101 video

  5. #5
    Constant Bitrate onepuff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    184
    I used an iPac with great success. Good software comes with it also and can be used on pc and mac. I still have it but am not using it anymore. If you decide to go that way send me a pm and i'll sell it to you.

  6. #6
    Newbie schnaarf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Hampshire, England
    Posts
    10
    fantastic thanks for the replies

Similar Threads

  1. Newbie Set on Mac Install
    By The_Blade in forum MacCar
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 06-12-2008, 03:16 AM
  2. Aopen Vs Mac Mini
    By gunsandrosses in forum Newbie
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 02-05-2008, 05:13 PM
  3. Mac-centric links
    By kandyman676 in forum MacCar
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: 04-16-2007, 11:46 PM
  4. Replies: 67
    Last Post: 02-28-2005, 05:25 PM
  5. Hot Rod Company to start incorporating Mac Minis
    By stacheldraht in forum MacCar
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 02-01-2005, 01:25 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •