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    Quote Originally Posted by jheissjr
    Hey 2j!2k4 I have a Mustang too, its just a 96 coupe though Do you have any pictures of your install. I would love to see them.

    I was going to make my own sign. I did a Google Search and it turned up some helpful information. One good site is http://www.nutsvolts.com/PDF_Files/LEDsign.pdf which is from a magazine I subscribe to.

    I am thinking about controlling the sign with a PIC so I could simply send it the text to be displayed through the RS-232 port and leave it up to the PIC to do all the scanning. This would produce less over head on the computer and as is a more 'professional' design approach in my opinion.
    Hey.. I really like your DIY LED sign idea. I looked at the PDF in the link, but I'm not too good with the electricity and cirtuitry and whatnot, so I'm not sure I'd be able to build one on my own. I'd love to see what/how it works out if you build one.

    My project/install was interrupted because some shmuck sideswiped my car. It's not complete, but I do have some pictures of my progress so far. If you like you can check them out at http://www.trippingcow.com/carputer_project

    Dave

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    Meta, any plans on making a PhoneControl brushed metal skin to match CF's?
    The phone_*.jpg screens are finished for the "B&W", "Red", "Blue" and "Orange" versions of both "848x480" and "Stretched_800x600".

    The "B&W" files are included in the "main package" downloads now, but I've also made them available as separate downloads with just the 5 new "phone" screens.

    The Red, Blue and Orange "phone_down_*.jpg" files are included in the color package files. You'll have to download the whole "down files" package again for the color you want.

    You can find all the files on the Brushed Metal Download Page.

    Now for the bad news ... as I don't have phone support (yet), I can't make/test the phone sections in the skin.xml file. Can someone else take this part on and send me the required changes to distribute? Please?

    Thanks!
    -Meta

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    Meta, the phone screens are a little messed up, thought you might want to know
    and when is the brushed aluminum getting released? i can't wait!

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    Quote Originally Posted by execute
    Meta, the phone screens are a little messed up, thought you might want to know
    and when is the brushed aluminum getting released? i can't wait!
    By "messed up", do you mean there's something wrong with the basic graphics on the screens, or do you mean the numbers, text and controls don't line up with the buttons? If the latter, it's because the skin.xml needs fixed for the phone screens.

    I've spent this week preparing my hardware for installation into the car today. If all goes well, I should be able to get back to the skins late this afternoon, doing what I can with the phone screens for BM and starting on the Aluminum one. The brushed aluminum shouldn't really take that long, as there's no skin.xml work to do (the xml will be the same as BM, except the font colors). It's just a matter of changing the background and pasting the right layer styles on all the page elements.

    It'll be done by the end of the month at the absolute latest, but I think I'll have at least the non-colored versions ready previewing in a few days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meta
    By "messed up", do you mean there's something wrong with the basic graphics on the screens, or do you mean the numbers, text and controls don't line up with the buttons? If the latter, it's because the skin.xml needs fixed for the phone screens.

    I meant the numbers, text and controls don't line up with the buttons Have you heard of the new PhoneControl version 1.4? I think the now old 1.3 skins will not work with the new version anymore, veetid is working on it with Zorro now. I suggest you get in on the news about it. But i think you should have a 1.3 PhoCo skin still, the new 1.4 will be a paid version so not all will want to jump in right away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by execute
    I meant the numbers, text and controls don't line up with the buttons Have you heard of the new PhoneControl version 1.4? I think the now old 1.3 skins will not work with the new version anymore, veetid is working on it with Zorro now. I suggest you get in on the news about it. But i think you should have a 1.3 PhoCo skin still, the new 1.4 will be a paid version so not all will want to jump in right away.
    Hmmm.... an eye opener. As you are mentioning version numbers in "PhoneControl", I'm gathering you're referring to a 3rd party app. Before, I thought you were just talking about the "phone" screens in CF.

    I don't have any phone capabilities yet, so even building/testing CF's phone screens is difficult for me. Can you elaborate for me what PhoneControl is and to what extent it integrates (or doesn't) with CF?

    -Meta

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meta
    Hmmm.... an eye opener. As you are mentioning version numbers in "PhoneControl", I'm gathering you're referring to a 3rd party app. Before, I thought you were just talking about the "phone" screens in CF.

    I don't have any phone capabilities yet, so even building/testing CF's phone screens is difficult for me. Can you elaborate for me what PhoneControl is and to what extent it integrates (or doesn't) with CF?

    -Meta
    Basically, Centrafuse only integrates PhoneControl for its phone capabilities. Its a whole different application as you will see in centrafuse's settings window, you will have to point to your installation of PhoneControl to make it work among other things. Like the GPS software.
    You should really try the phone features, its cool
    I'll try to look at the xml for the phone screens later and see if i can fix it

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    Should get a selection of skin if your paying for phoco - but its still integrated into CF which is free so........ prob gonna be

    CFa
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    CFb

    CF with different versions of Phoco paid and unpaid - unless David only puts PhoCo 1.4 into the CF versions that he's charging for, his price will include price of PhoCo. Hope its not that way though as got free key for PhoCo!!1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meta
    I've posted some car logos for you guys to test, for now only 848x480 (all colors schemes).

    Just download the file from here. Then replace the main_empty.jpg file in the skins folder with the one from this .zip file corresponding to the car logo you want.

    So far I have included Audi, Chevy, Corvette, Ford, Infiniti and Mazda.
    Do you think you could make a toyota logo?

    Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by msumr282
    Do you think you could make a toyota logo?

    Thanks
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    Easy... cuz it's already done. :-) See post #99.

    Remember to right-click the link and select Save Target As. If you load it into your browser first, then save the displayed image, it may be a bit distorted (or lower quality) as your web browser or proxy might reduce the image quality.

    -Meta

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