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  1. Got YouTube Videos? Post them at mp3Car.

    by , 01-06-2010 at 09:49 AM
    Thanks to YouTube Direct, any mp3Car community member can easily share their YouTube Videos with the rest of the mp3Car Community. All you have to do is go to the Community Videos Tab and follow the instructions.

    Why Share Your Videos? By sharing you help other members of mp3Car more easily find videos about carpc installs, mobile computing, and anything else that might be of interest to the community. Feel free to submit product demo videos if you are a company too. To see an example check out the Community Video page and see the CarPC 101 Video from BugByte.
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  2. Free Ground Shipping, All Orders Above $50

    by , 01-05-2010 at 04:16 PM
    Free ground shipping in the Continental U.S. on all orders above $50 now through January 31, 2010 at the mp3Car Store. Use coupon code "NEWYEARSHIPPING" upon checkout.


  3. Onstar GMLan & CAN bus GPS hacking

    by , 12-28-2009 at 03:52 PM
    A clever engineer over at radioetcetera has released code to convert Onstar / GMLan bus to plain NMEA data. There is a little bit of work left to be done, but it looks like most of the heavy lifting has been completed. Why would you want to do this?
    • GM has put a great external GPS antenna in your car. Why do you need to buy another one?
    • It is fun weekend project and a great exhibit of your geek talent
    • Using an external GPS should give you much better reception

    All someone needs to do is make a single wire CAN to RS-232 adapter and tweak the provided code to finish the project. The guys over at hack a day say Andy is having a baby and has to stop working on the project. Maybe some mp3car CAN gurus could pick this up? We might consider issuing an innovation grant if cash is an issue. Let the discussion begin!

    Updated 12-29-2009 at 09:45 AM by Fiberoptic

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  4. How the CarPC Saved Christmas!

    by , 12-27-2009 at 10:45 AM
    Here is the untold story of How the CarPC saved Christmas:
    Twas the night before Christmas, when out in my car
    The circuits were buzzing, even wireless from afar
    The wiring was tucked away nice and neat with the USB hub, hidden under the seat.

    When out in the yard I heard such dismay
    some swearing and cursing, Santa had lost his way
    His navigation was failing was said sorta quip
    He was using outdated MS Streets and trips.

    with Santa explaining He had just had enough
    I ran in the house to gather some stuff
    First a power supply, rated 12 volts you see
    as the Sleigh had no means for 110 volt AC

    Then with a case for his new SleighPC
    and lots more goodies, to help set Santa free
    then on with a touchscreen, at ten inches wide
    to put in his dash, to really pimp out his ride

    I returned with an armful of parts from afar
    as They had all been purchased from MP3Car
    the wires I ran for his new fusion brain
    to turn on the wipers when it started to rain

    Then on with Skype to install in a flash
    so he could coordinate with Mrs. Clause right from the dash.
    I loaded the drive with custom media you see
    as tons of Christmas music there just had to be.

    Then on with the sensors to help him to park
    not to close to the chimney, but just on his mark
    To the back of the sleigh I attached the GPS Puck
    With a clear view of the sky, to ensure a good lock

    Then I turned on the power to this new SleighPC
    and a splash screen of Road Runner now filled screen
    Now Santa was so occupied with his new pimped out ride
    that I left him alone, and went back inside.

    moments later I heard, as he steered out of sight
    "Turn left in 100 meters", echoing through the night.

    Updated 12-27-2009 at 10:58 AM by Heather

    Tags: Christmas, CarPC Add / Edit Tags
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  5. 1988 Rx-7 goes 100% Electric

    by , 12-17-2009 at 03:44 PM

    Forum member no_hazmats had previously been working to do an electric van conversion controlled by his car computer. Due to the lack of some available parts he has switched to an RX-7. He has started a new work log to show off some of his progress on the new 100% electric rx-7. Things are moving very fast. They hope to do test rides before new years. no_hazmats is an electrical geek with basic programing skills. For those of you who are advanced car computer users and programmers, he could use some of your help. Join the conversion conversation.

    Updated 12-17-2009 at 04:01 PM by Fiberoptic

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