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 iPad Control of my Car 
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Post iPad Control of my Car
I have been using Indigo in my home for years and want to extend it to controlling my car.
I am building a kit car and want to get rid of all the controls and replace them with an iPad. So I would like to know if anyone knows of an app and ad-hoc wireless controller that communicates through a wired connection to a 12V DC relay controller etc.
My iPad/phone app connects with Indigo running on a server at home (which doesn't really help). I need the "server" to run native on the iPad.
Also, I need the equivalent of a PowerLinc that connects to the iPad wirelessly that I can then use to control things like an EZIO.


Wed Oct 12, 2011 9:49 am
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Post Re: iPad Control of my Car
Posting an update on my search.....
I ended up with a nice (if a little expensive) solution to this.
I put a MAC mini in the car with a 12V power adaptor, running Indigo 5.0.1 I've just ordered an EasyDAQ relay/DIO board which will connect via USB and can be controlled directly by Indigo 5.0.1's EasyDAQ plugins. I link to the MAC from my iPad through a custom control page. It's no-brainer simple since I'm already very comfortable with Indigo's capabilities.

For the record, the second best solution was Redeye with a Thinkflood IR-relay control board but it's output only and can't sense status. So it wasn't terribly useful.


Thu Dec 01, 2011 12:06 am
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Yikes. Sure would be nice to see some pics of your setup.

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Thu Dec 01, 2011 12:52 am
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Once the EasyDAQ arrives I'll get it set up and post pix to this thread. Will take a few weeks to get it finalized.


Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:31 am
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I need to mention that the Indigo license is per server instance - so if you're running a separate server you need an additional license...

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Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:50 am
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Thanks. I was aware of that but is there a discount for 2 licenses?


Thu Dec 01, 2011 4:18 pm
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Sorry, not currently.

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