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    QCar Creator Jirka Jirout's Avatar
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    Ok, so I finally got my hands on the NuLOOQ. It works nice with OS X. The upper "scroll disc", 3 buttons on it and the lower "collar" are user-definable and can be assigned any keystroke, scroll wheel or click event. So it works fine with my application as drop-in replacement for the PowerMate.

    Plus, it is much better built mechanically than PowerMate. The only "problem" is the white color.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jirka Jirout
    Ok, so I finally got my hands on the NuLOOQ. It works nice with OS X. The upper "scroll disc", 3 buttons on it and the lower "collar" are user-definable and can be assigned any keystroke, scroll wheel or click event. So it works fine with my application as drop-in replacement for the PowerMate.

    Plus, it is much better built mechanically than PowerMate. The only "problem" is the white color.
    Have you or has anyone tried it with Front Row yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kryptonite
    Have you or has anyone tried it with Front Row yet?
    No, but my understanding is, that FR can be controlled using simulated keystrokes. If so, it should work fine. I will check at the office and if we have a FR-enabled Mac, will give it a try.

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    I hate a fr mac just fly me out to the netherlands

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    So I finally got to disassembling the Nulooq and its installation int the car. I have removed the metal bottom and the gray collar and installed it in such a way, that only the top dial is above the middle console surface. I was extremely lucky, because the distance between the base PCB and the top part with the dial is exactly the same as the depth of the console. So I just placed the dial on the top, the PCB on the bottom of the console and used the original screws to put both parts together.

    If you are going to try this, just be careful with the connector that is used to connect the ribbon cable from the dial to the PCB. I managed to break it and fixing was not exactly easy.

    I have not experienced any problems similar to previously posted problems with PowerMate. No unexpected wake-ups, no loss of connection between the computer and the controller.

    And sorry for missing photos, they are still in the camera, about 80 miles from where I am right now. It looks quite nice and factory-like, except for the white color, that does look pretty weird next to mahagony and other controls, that are black. Any tip for a paint that I could use on it to make it black too? I was thinking about the plastic model stuff (Humbrol, Revell), but I am not sure whether these would be touch-resistant enough.

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    And here some images...
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    That actually doesn't look too bad at all man!
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    wow that is f**kin sweet. i like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jirka Jirout View Post
    If someone can get his hands on this toy, could you please check whether it is a standard USB HID? If it is, then it should not be difficult to create a custom driver to use all of the input elements of the device, not just those that the original software allows you to map to keys.
    So you got one... installed it all pretty. Were you able to create a custom driver for it? I'd be interested in finding out what control elements you were able to make available if you did.

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    I did a little dress-up work on my powermate when i got it to make it look a little more "in-place".

    I made new a new cover because i needed/wanted to change the shape, but you could use the same paint as i did to color your NuLooq.

    feedback?

    It's Sherwin-Williams Ultra 7000 basecoat that i had matched to my interior, then S-W Refinisher's Select clearcoat. It's extraordinarily resistant to touch, water, soda, oil, grease, heat and sunlight. Plus it cleans up super easy with just a damp rag.

    you could finish it off by making your own rub-on decals. I'm pretty sure the touch function is capacitive and wouldn't be affected by just a thin coat of paint.
    Et ipsa scientia potestas est.

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