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Thread: How-to: Motorized, retractable LCD

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    MUSTANGS are NOT FAST.

    Ok anyways, nice install.

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    ooh...ooh ford name calling, I got some
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    Anyways back on topic:
    You used a headlight motor? how loud is that inside a car? does it flip like how Corvette headlight do (pretty much turn on axis 180 degrees? When are pics coming?

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    Hey guys..yea..it is all finished. I used just a small DC motor - very quiet. Actually the first install used a 4,000 rpm motor with a lead screw - hated it as too loud. Amazing how you don't think of things like sound when you design things. Anyways, tore it all apart - rebuilt.

    There wasn't a lot of interest in the thread besides bashing Ford - so haven't bothered with updates. I have got a number of PM's lately so I may revisit this thread in the near future.

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    uh no interest? several folks kept asking about where the writeup was. i figured that would be enough interest. don't take the ford bashing personally; this is an open forum and people will do that.

    anyway, you would be doing this forum and the purpose of a forum a disservice by not posting your writeup. these forums are here so that we can all benefit from each other's knowledge and experience in the "carpc/mp3car" arena.

    i hope you'll reconsider your decision.

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    Can't believe that I missed this thread before.
    I too would like to see a write-up, as I want to motorize my Xenarc install when my project is done. If nothing else, can you list the parts that you used along with how much they cost?

    Replicant makes a good point about this being an open forum, and that most newbs probably don't know anything about a carputer other than they want one because it's cool.

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    okay, i'll pitch in something handy. www.sdp-si.com is a great source for small nylon drive components like what most small motorizations use. hopefully that will stir some imaginations.
    Et ipsa scientia potestas est.

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    Need to make something? Here are a few ideas.

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    thanks hybrid for throwing a bone to us dogs. i'm mostly just interested in the possibilities of this thing, however i won't need to implement anything like this in my present ride, but you never know for the future

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    i certainly didn't mean to come across as condescending... though it seems it might have been construed that way. If that's the case, i apologize. Just trying to contribute is all.
    Et ipsa scientia potestas est.

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    no, no way. that is the problem with text based communication.. i didn't take it in any way other than you throwing a most excellent resource our way while we wait on his writeup. what i was also saying, i that i don't have use for the retractable motorized stuff just yet, but you never know when you may need to use his write up or that web site you hooked us up with.

    my apologies if my comment to you was in bad taste.

    regards,
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    well, that said, why not pick up the writeup ourselves? I personally would love to prove this concept further. What would the goal be? I almost feel like we could cram a flip-up screen into a half-din space. The other possibility I'd be willing to explore is a double-din hide-away screen.

    One idea i had was what if we could offer a custom bezel for existing xenarc/lilliput screens that has any necessary pivot points or gear teeth molded in? That way you could simply order the motorization kit, and then install your screen in it.

    Do you have any thoughts on expanding this kind of thing?
    Et ipsa scientia potestas est.

    Worklog for my 2007 Civic Si ...f*** it...
    Pictures of the Corolla (retired)here
    Need to make something? Here are a few ideas.

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