ever thought of using the controller that MP3Car is coming out with?
So now I am looking into several ideas for control:
1) Haptic Encoder
2) Space Navigator
3) CAR2PC CD Changer to Computer Adapter (Not available yet for Mazda unless you use the PIE to M-bus and then M-bus to USB Car2PC adapter)
3) CDRSkulls USB gamepad
Looks like this will go on the back burner since the only functioning idea is CDRSkulls at the moment.
The haptic one I have listed or is there another one I missed? I like the sound of the Haptic controller, I just don't know how easy it will be to use or where I can integrate it and make it look somewhat factory. I really want a ergonomic and easy to control solution.
yeah - that one....lol
i must say; even though it didnt work out, i'm very impressed with your work. another device to look into is the ipac2 keyboard emulator. it can convert button clicks into keystrokes. if you then map the keystrokes to certain functions in your front end ,you will have a very easy way of interfacing the buttons with your computer
haha n/p I thought maybe you knew something I didn't know.yeah - that one....lol
Thanks! That will totally do what I need it to do I think. I was going to use a plain old number pad keyboard, but that looks a little cleaner. The only problem is wiring to my actual buttons on the car. Mazda didn't leave me enough room to do this, and unless I can find traces on the backside of the board, or severly modify my button panel, I have hit a big roadblock at the moment.
What are you using to input without a touchscreen?
I see you were looking for soultions a while back too. You got about the same ammount of responses as I did.
yeah - while I can appreciate that others don't have the need or the desire to have things as well integrated...it gets a bit annoying looking for options when you have people make suggestions that you know you would never use in the car....