One of our forum users, Solrackm, is reporting that Xohm is now live in DC and Northern Viriginia for Wimax users who have purchased their equipment in Baltimore. Apparently xohm is not actively being sold, but the network can be accessed while it is in "test mode" It looks like things are happening fast. Xohm had a realitively big mobile sales setup at Baltimore's Fell's Point festival. Talk about this in our wimax forums.
Updated 09-17-2009 at 02:59 PM by ecog
We created this blog, to provide forum members a better sense of what we do at Mp3Car and share information on some of the projects we are involved in or are observing.
If there is a topic we should make a point of blogging more about, such as a certain type of hardware, or a particular product or project, or even innovator that would be good to blog about, just let us know and we will look into doing a blog on it.
Updated 10-20-2009 at 05:06 PM by Heather
Over the weekend, Ecog worked on updating the Mp3Car Forum and made an addition.
Social Bookmarking is now possible - see the screen shot. For any thread, you can choose to Digg it, add it to your del.icio.us account, bookmark it in Technorati, Furl it, share it on Facebook or add a Yahoo bookmark. We expect that this change will help forum members track information on car computing, do research, and get more people contributing to the Mp3Car Forum.
And, as a side note, CarPC Specs has been updated, and edits to your CarPC Specs are now simple to make.
Stay tuned to this Mp3Car Forum News tag for more updates and additions over time. And give us feedback on this new feature in the Mp3Car Blog Talk section of the Forums.
We are supporting Special Edition, Inc on a car computer engineering project. The goal is to get a car computer in a 1955 Porcshe 550 Spyder replica that they build out a “piece of bare ground” Here is a quick shot of the what the dashboard will look like without the monitor.
Over the next couple of weeks expect several blog posts explaining the details of the car computer's integrated features.
I am going to kick this off with some interesting information we obtained about hacking the Andrea's super beam microphone. To maintain aesthetics we wanted to expose only the microphone portion of the superbeam and just place the mic pickups right in the dash. This would effectively leave just two black “dots” on each side of the speedometer.
Here is the information we obtained from Andrea’s acoustical engineers:
3.5" spacing = approximately 30 degree beam or cone shaped pickup.
6" spacing = approximately 20 degree beam or cone shaped pickup.
8" = approximately 10 degree beam or cone shaped pickup.
Here are some photos of the unit when we hacked it open. Microphone extension wires can just be soldered in place to the appropriate length based on your installation.
We were also cautioned by Andrea to make sure to expose in the passenger cabin the rear slots of the microphone as well as the front slots of the microphone. Unfortunately this will make the mic stick out about a ¼ inch, but at least we can hide all the other electronics.
This microphone hack has coupled with a new external USB echo canceling sound card that is amazing for Bluetooth calls which will be the subject of a future blog entry. Talk about this here on our forums blog talk section. Check out the breif work log here.
Updated 09-17-2009 at 02:56 PM by ecog
One of our military customers who regularly installs MP3car's 7” transflective LCD product in Apache helicopters was kind enough to share some photos side by side with aircraft instruments. From what we are told this is as close as you can get to military grade sunlight readability without spending military amounts of cash. Very cool! Thanks for sharing the photos.
Updated 09-17-2009 at 02:52 PM by ecog