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  1. Lilliput 7" Canadian Coast Guard Install

    by , 08-09-2009 at 05:16 PM
    Looking to equip your yacht or sailing vessel with a low cost display option and not be ripped off just because you need a marine grade stamp? You aren't alone. Mp3car outfitted the Canadian Coast Guard vessels with the $239 Lilliput 629 monitors earlier in the year and we thought we would share some photos. These monitors aren't specifically made for marine use, but they do the job in an enclosed wheel house.
  2. mp3Car Forums Recognition Award - you won

    by , 04-30-2009 at 10:51 AM
    Thanks to Seagate - mp3Car had 3 EE25.2 80GB ST980817AM hard drives to hand out to forum members for their contributions to the mp3Car community. It was a hard decision, but the mp3Car forum moderators selected Malcom 2073 for his work on creating a Fusion Brain driver for Linux and DarquePervert for his valuable contributions across the forums.

    Other members in the running for awards were:

    Civic Modz for his creation of the EyeR

    Clockwork for Open source FE Driveline

    Chunkyks for OBDII GPS logger for OS X and Linux so thanks for your contributions!

    Also - there was an open contest on the forums, for whomever could do something cool to support the community. GizmoQ plans to attend 2-3 meets per month this spring and summer - so look out for him at your local meet, he already made his way via plane to one here in DC.

    There will be more forum recognitions to come so the mods are on the look out for contributions - not quite up to giving away a car yet, but just maybe someday we will get there.

    And if you have any suggestions for who deserves an mp3Car recognition award in the future - let one of the moderators know.

    Updated 10-20-2009 at 06:00 PM by Heather

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  3. Blog topic Suggestions - post here.

    by , 09-26-2008 at 10:52 AM
    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 06:06 PM by Heather

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  4. September 15, 2008 - Social Bookmarking Added to the Mp3Car Forums

    by , 09-15-2008 at 04:46 PM
    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.

    Updated 10-20-2009 at 06:06 PM by Heather

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  5. August 8, 2008 - Nick's post

    by , 08-11-2008 at 11:20 AM
    My name is Nick or Reno91011 on the forums. I'm a summer intern with Mp3Car. Before hearing about Mp3Car through my brother, I had no idea of what was possible with an in-car computer, but after reading through a large amount of the forums during my research, I found out how creative one can be with a simple starting point. I was hired primarily for my software knowledge and to be a dedicated person to develop and analyze the online content of Mp3Car. I spend most of my days working in front of 3 monitors with headphones on and editing HTML, Javascript, PHP, MySQL, and vBulletin code. Much of the smaller and larger changes in online content in the past few months have been my work, such as this blog.

    After starting working for Mp3Car, I have since begun work on my own car computer and am hoping to get it installed by the end of the summer. It will pretty much be an AOpen miniDuo 945-X, 512mb of ram, 80gb hard drive, a 7" non-touchscreen monitor, and a customized XP installation. I know that nearly everyone on the forums will ask "Why go with a non-touchscreen?" I have two reasons for this 1) I am cheap and the more money I invest now in a car with nearly 150,000 miles, the worse I will feel when it dies and 2) I like an extra challenge.
    Coming from a purely software background, I will eventually design a lightweight front-end to do all of the things that only I think are necessary. Since I don't have the time to spend in development, and I wasn't really impressed with any of the options for free frontends, I'm going to go with the most complete application for video and mp3 playing available that I can find. I am currently looking at Moraff's Freedom Player , well described by the simple sentence "If a typical media player is a kite, Moraff's Freedom Player is a 747!"

    I spend most of my free time playing video games and coding/learning new languages. I actually got involved in computer science due to my interest in video games, but after two internships in the field, saw and experienced the difficulty involved in game creation. Aside from schoolwork for my senior year as a computer science major, I am also involved in two startup companies and do a little contracting on the side to help pay for my computer purchases. My next big buy is an ATI Radeon HD 4850.

    Well, that's pretty much it for me. Expect another post pretty soon from me or one of the other staff here about the next few addons that I'll be making for the site in this last stretch before college starts up again.

    Updated 10-20-2009 at 06:09 PM by Heather

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