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    Quote Originally Posted by hexxamillion View Post
    Oh you might check this out if you haven't (Digital Signal Processor): http://www.jlaudio.com/cl441dsp-car-...egration-98110
    I found out about the clean sweep a few years ago, and this is on my list of possible sound integration devices. I'm stuck between going full tablet or keeping my radio and adding the tablet as basically an internet music player. I have been using my EVO through BT for awhile now, and wanted to take it to the next step. I was just reading your install on the Altima, sleek job! Camera are set up real nice on the doors, I could use those on my truck! I am waiting to see the development of a usb hosted webcam w/ Android 4.0, to decide how I want to proceed. Thanks for all the input from you and badmonkey, don't want to go to far off topic, trying not to hijack your thread monkey.

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    I don't really understand how this works. How does it stay in place? How do you get it to release? Every DVD/CD-ROM drive I have used locks in to place and you need to push a paper clip in a release hole.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morgan Thompson View Post
    How does it stay in place? How do you get it to release? Every DVD/CD-ROM drive I have used locks in to place and you need to push a paper clip in a release hole.
    When I butchered the drive, I removed the locking mechanism. It stays in place due to the angle of the drive and the friction of the drive motor.

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    Cool. Thanks for the idea. I think I am going to steal it. I will try it motorized first. I will hack up a MOLEX connector and connect it to 12v and relocate the open button to the dash somewhere.

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    I've just discovered the "car home" mode in Android... Giving you a nice and easy interface to use your android tablet in a car.... Did somebody tried this one?


    Example:

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/jl4apcPo-us" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    The only (big) problem i've found to the tablet/car installation is about the volume... Is it possible to add buttons to the ICS system bar, near the home/back buttons...? It would be wonderful if we can add volume and media (skip/forward) buttons to this bar \o/


    PS: that's a superb installation you've made here

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    What secures it at the top? To keep it from rattling around inside the dock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr djé View Post
    Is it possible to add buttons to the ICS system bar, near the home/back buttons...?
    Don't know if thats possible, but you could use GestureControl Lite to control the volume using gestures, just an idea.

    What secures it at the top? To keep it from rattling around inside the dock.
    Nothing secures it, the weight of the tablet and the friction of the usb plug and headphone jack are enough to make it stay there. Tho I have hit one pothole that was big enough for the tablet to unseat from the dock and I had to push it back down again lol

    I've been trying to replace the amp with a bluetooth stereo, but the stereo is just slightly too big for me to stuff it behind the tablet, going to have to rethink my plans...

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    Volume control

    Quote Originally Posted by badmonkey23 View Post
    Don't know if thats possible, but you could use GestureControl Lite to control the volume using gestures, just an idea.
    I'm currently attempting a very similar install in an Alfa, and have hit the volume issue. I'll give GestureControl a look, but at the moment I'm using VolumeControl from RubberBigPepper (I know!). It displays a volume slider as an overlay, making it appear 'always on top' regardless of the app running. Obviously, this means it can get in the way, but I run it across the full width of the status bar, which means that pulling down gives notifications, and swiping from side to side controls volume. I'll try and post a video when I get chance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pscrivin View Post
    I'm currently attempting a very similar install in an Alfa, and have hit the volume issue. I'll give GestureControl a look, but at the moment I'm using VolumeControl from RubberBigPepper (I know!). It displays a volume slider as an overlay, making it appear 'always on top' regardless of the app running. Obviously, this means it can get in the way, but I run it across the full width of the status bar, which means that pulling down gives notifications, and swiping from side to side controls volume. I'll try and post a video when I get chance.
    Take a look at Button Savior on the market. I had it installed on a rooted Galaxy tab w/ Froyo. Worked nice, has volume controls. A lot of control available if rooted. Turned out I didn't need it because of the way my tab mounted. I do still use a voulme app called Volume Control (coffeebreak apps). Real nice w/ individual settings for all sound types (media, bluetooth, notifications, etc.). Good luck.

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    solving the easy button an a few others

    hi
    solving the volume button and other features can be done by installing a Parrot MKi 9200 kit.
    Search about it and u will discover the following:
    1- one integrated in the audio sistem of the car , you will connect the tablet through bluetooth , no wires needed.
    2- u`ll have very good phone kit on the car, with recognizable voice commands dialing form the press of a button
    3- the volume and next/back, fast etc will be handlet by the small remote control that you can stick it everywhere.....
    For the moment i have this installed in may car and i`m using my mobile phone HTC in order to manage the music . The sound is increddible, better then the original OEM navigation...

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