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  1. Xohm's Baltimore Wimax hardware working in Chicago, Boston, Dallas, Philadelphia, Was

    by , 10-05-2008 at 09:55 AM


    Xohm's Baltimore Wimax hardware is working in Chicago, Boston, Dallas, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Northern Virginia, and Baltimore.

    Solrackm’s previous comments and reports of Xohm working in DC inspired me to go down and hear it from the horse’s mouth. I walked down to Xohm’s booth at the Baltimore Fells Point Festival which happens to be steps from Michael Phelp’s new house.
    Here is the technical dirt from Mike who works at Xohm (not Mike Phelps). Xohm networks are active in Chicago, Boston, Dallas, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Northern Virginia and of course Baltimore. Mike and his coworkers warned me that the networks will work but are “not supported” and are still being tested. They did say my Samsung expresscard wimax hardware which I bought last week will work even in Chicago which is using Motorola tower equipment. To my knowledge, no coverage area has even been posted for these regions.
    For those of you broadband geeks our there, it might be time to UPS air your Baltimore wimax hardware in for your fix of wimax geekery. I am flying to Boston on Wednesday with my Baltimore hardware. When we get there I will let you know how it works at the airport and surrounding suburbs.

    Talk about this in our Wimax Forums where this was first reported by one of our users.

    My friend Mary checking out Michael Phelps’ new ~1.4 million dollar house around the corner from Xohm's Booth.

    Updated 09-17-2009 at 03:00 PM by ecog

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    mp3Car News
  2. Wimax Live for xohm subscribers in Washintgon DC & Northern Virginia

    by , 10-05-2008 at 09:53 AM
    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.
  3. Mp3Car Community Innovations - Best of Dash Fabrication - 10/03/08

    by , 10-03-2008 at 01:30 PM
    [FLOWTEST]garmin%20interview.mp4[/FLOWTEST]The Keyboard PC has 1gh XCore processor, up to 1gb ram, usb, serial, and sd outputs, wireless connections, VGA output, takes 5 volts in at 1.5a and an ethernet port.

    written by vtecfelon23

    If any of you have ever tried to make your own dash piece for that pretty little monitor that you just got, you know that it takes a lot of time and patience to get everything right. Chances are, you are going to have to pull out the Dremel and mutate the factory plastic. There’s not to much room for error either, so there’s no turning back. I have seen much advancement in bezel construction over the years, and I have seen some truly remarkable creations. Plastic, bondo, fiberglass, wood… there are so many different ways I have seen people do this.



    Often times we get carried away with visioning completion, and neglect to address minor flaws. We deal with these blemishes as they do no impact any function. But every time you reach across to change the song or reroute your destination, that little irregularity stares right back at you. It might even haunt your dreams. There is no sense in losing sleep over this, it is just going to require a little extra sanding, filler or paint. You could have prevented it from the start with a little extra diligence. Crafting a bezel is an art and not everyone can be like Matisse (or TurboCad). It’s not always about perfection and achieving that “factory look” but having a vision and making it real.



    Tips:

    -Plan Ahead

    -Measure twice, cut once

    -Always have lots of sandpaper on hand

    -Let it dry/cure

    -Consider a backup plan

    Here are my Fav 3 custom fab jobs, these guys really dedicated a lot of time an effort to acheive the perfect dash:

    Monkeyracer - Great example of how time and dedication really pays off when it is all said and done. Also the author of a few RoadRunner skins.

    TurboCad - I consider TurboCad Mp3Car’s grandfather of fabrication. He has done some really amazing work, and been around for a while too.

    http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/show...all-built.html - This guy went a slightly different route, none the less, really took time plan everything out.



    What are your top three fab jobs? Post them here! In the Mp3Car Blog Talk section

    Check out the Fabrication forum for more tips and inspiration.

    Updated 01-15-2010 at 02:20 PM by optikalefx

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    Products and Technology
  4. Blog topic Suggestions - post here.

    by , 09-26-2008 at 09:52 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 05:06 PM by Heather

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    mp3Car News
  5. September 15, 2008 - Social Bookmarking Added to the Mp3Car Forums

    by , 09-15-2008 at 03:46 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 05:06 PM by Heather

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    mp3Car News