Alright all, so after having some of my passengers critique my setup, I've decided to put away my second means of input for the setup, yeah the good old ATI Wonder RF remote. Thing works great but its just become too clunky and big. So I decided to hack apart a regular RCA remote and permanantly mount it in my shifter console. So I took the remote below and added to my console.
And the 1st outcome looked like this.
Then, using an iPac usb controller, I've setup all of the same buttons as I had on the ATI remote to the 13 buttons above (up, down, left, right, ok and 8 "soft" buttons meaning they are programmed for different uses as per the current RR screen).
I also have a second revision that looks alittle cleaner with some leds to show the up, down, left, right navigation arrows which I'll post pics of later.
Critique at will please!