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    splendid. has anyone managed to get this fully working with old school analog controls? if so, mind taking a video of it in action (if possible)?

    id definitely be interested in this. if anyone has ever seen the dash of a 96 windstar (check some of my previous posts), even with the headunit removed, there is no room to embed a screen in there. so basically the hvac system either needs moved or removed. needless to say, this would be PERFECT.

    add support into centrafuse and it would be a godsend

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vinister
    How hard would it be to use one of these rotary encoder fidgets to control the volume? I've been missing my volume knob every since going to carpc. Everything else can be touch, but the volume, geez, it just has to be a knob.

    I assume it would be easy enough, but, would it work with frodoplayer and everything?

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    Its not that hard

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    i was just looking into that phidgets site and it looks like the perfect solution for this application. usb, up to 4 servo's on a single card (which should be enough for most systems. i know that the one that ive got has 4 controls and one is strictly for the rear seat fan), the servo's are powerful enough for all hvac systems (they should be anyhow. if not its gotta be a PITA to turn those things), and with the right setup, a servo can easily be used for those older hvac systems with sliding controls.

    but the problem im seeing is the price. $60 USD for the interface? maybe if this was homebrewn (which i doubt, but feel free to prove me wrong) it would be justified. but in any case, does anyone know of a similar system thats cheaper? even if it was serial or parallel based, it would work.

    thx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vchat20
    $60 USD for the interface?
    That's a bargain for the quality and useability of phidgets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by frodobaggins
    That's a bargain for the quality and useability of phidgets.
    I second that!!!
    The quality is very good... I've tried some more serial interfaces.. The quality/size is definately different!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DjBac
    auto engine start when I want to and voltage is bellow 11,2v for 3min,
    Awesome. How did you manage that?


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    no time for something else as I am in the exam period!!!
    I hear you..me too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cris
    Awesome. How did you manage that?




    I hear you..me too.
    I used the volt meter phidgets has and some relays and programming!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DjBac
    I used the volt meter phidgets has and some relays and programming!!!

    What was the purpose of the Relay board again? I know u said for extra grounding etc. but still not sure about the exact purpose. Sorry for the silly question but it's been 20 yrs plus since I dabbled with electronic circuit boards etc. Can you provide any more specific specs on the relay board ie; ratings etc.?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark_Falcon
    What was the purpose of the Relay board again? I know u said for extra grounding etc. but still not sure about the exact purpose. Sorry for the silly question but it's been 20 yrs plus since I dabbled with electronic circuit boards etc. Can you provide any more specific specs on the relay board ie; ratings etc.?
    Relays to press buttons.

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    yeah. for example, alot of newer cars either the majority of the hvac controls are electronic, or all of the hvac controls are electronic. a relay board would work a hell of alot better in this case than a servo controller.

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