Visual - 2x40 Character LCD / 4x20 Character LCD
Input - Small Keypad, Play/Pause/Stop, Up/Down(Directories), Skip Left/Skip Right, Volume up/down. Scrolling Titles, ID3 Tag.
Computer - 433mhz/128k ram, 8gig Hard disk. On board sound. In glovebox.
Now, I'm not sure on Visual/Input. I have been looking at CrystalFontz USB lcds, as they would be the easist for me. As for the input, I'm not sure what to use either. I have found this keypad, would this be alright?
Here's my dash...
Thanks for the recommendation on plugin, looks good.
I don't want to buy from the US, I need somewhere in the UK. All I have been able to find is this lcd, but it looks like I'd have to do some wiring up myself?
I like the CrystalFontz lcd's, as all I'd have to do is plug in the serial cable.
Could you recommend a lcd + keypad?
I'm using a crystalfontz LCD (USB Version) and the Markus Zehnder plug in. works great! If you plan on using a serial LCD, you'll also need a 5v power source (the USB version gets power from the usb port).
for input I'm using a KeySpan digital media remote. it's a little pricy, but it's nice and compact and comes with software to program the buttons for any app.
Check out Matrix Orbital: http://www.matrixorbital.com/pages/default.asp.Originally Posted by -he-
they have one that's designed for a 5.25" drive bay that has buttons on it for selecting different functions. And they are USB
I'm looking at one that will show MP3 track info, and I can switch back to some ODB-II information, like gas mileage, temps, That sort of thing.
No UK suppliers ?
CrystalFontz only sells direct, so you have to call or order from their webpage. Matrix Orbital has distributors world wide though: http://www.matrixorbital.com/pages/distributors.aspOriginally Posted by -he-
I like the sound of that. As that'll mean cheaper! Just use a simple inverter and switch carputer on when car is running.
Originally Posted by toadster123