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  • Strange LED license plate cover

    The other evening and I was stuck in traffic, and I noticed the car (a camaro) in front of me had this awsome license plate cover. The bottom of it was scrolling a message in bright red LED's, I forget exactly what the message was, (it was something about eating up imports) but anyways I was astounded to see such a cool product.

    Anyone ever heard of this? And if so do you know where they can be purchased? Perhaps they can be interfaced to the computer to display some other kind of information.
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    Yes. I have. The ones I have seen, the message can be changed. I can't remember where I saw one. I'll dig a search in a bit.

    http://www.customdynamics.com/streettags.htm

    That's for bikes. I saw the ones for cars somewhere.
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    • #3
      Here ya go - saw some at NOPI.... this was on a search -
      http://www.mycoolsign.com/index.html

      This one had colors - http://www.signwavez.com/colors.htm

      And finally http://www.digitalbadge.com

      Ok I was like seconds from ordering one , till I saw the price - 200.00 You gota be kidding me.
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      • #4
        For 200 bucks, you can make like 20 of them.
        - Lwin M. Maung
        If it's stuck, force it. If it breaks it needed replacing anyway

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        • #5
          Any of you guys have a CRX? That square window in the back would be the perfect place to put an LED sign. Most can be hooked up to the serial port. You could push a button on your carPC and leave a message to the drivers behind you

          If anyone is actually interested in doing this, I have written a Perl modulefor the BETABrite and other Alpha/Adaptive protocol signs that works in Win32 and Linux.

          The catch is that the signs are still on the order of 150 bucks or so, but at least they are a lot bigger than the ones for your license plate...
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          • #6
            Originally posted by gizmomkr
            Here ya go - saw some at NOPI.... this was on a search -
            http://www.mycoolsign.com/index.html

            This one had colors - http://www.signwavez.com/colors.htm

            And finally http://www.digitalbadge.com

            Ok I was like seconds from ordering one , till I saw the price - 200.00 You gota be kidding me.

            Thanks gizmomkr!

            Originally posted by Seraph
            ,,,, you can make like 20 of them.
            Im listening
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            • #7
              isn't it a violation of traffic rules to have this? I was distracting enough to catch MeanGT's eye on the road cut someone off and also flip em the bird on LED....hmmm

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              • #8
                Originally posted by krystar
                isn't it a violation of traffic rules to have this? I was distracting enough to catch MeanGT's eye on the road cut someone off and also flip em the bird on LED....hmmm

                No. I don't think so. According to US DOT, you can have lights at the back of the car as long as they are amber to red and not blue. Same thing for the front as long as they are amber to white and not red or blue.

                L
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                • #9
                  StreetTags Digital License Plate Frames

                  Originally posted by Seraph
                  No. I don't think so. According to US DOT, you can have lights at the back of the car as long as they are amber to red and not blue. Same thing for the front as long as they are amber to white and not red or blue.

                  L
                  Here's the best price on them-

                  www.streettags.com

                  Jake

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                  • #10
                    In Texas, license plate covers are now illegal.
                    Don't Click

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                    • #11
                      even dealership/aftermarket parts ones?

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                      • #12
                        For $210 i can buy way better stuff then a stupid tag that can get me arrested.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Seraph
                          For 200 bucks, you can make like 20 of them.
                          You mean, like, design and build your own?

                          OK, I'll agree to buy one of them if someone else buys the other 19
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by krystar
                            even dealership/aftermarket parts ones?
                            It it covers the word "Texas" or the phrase "the loan star state" it's illegal

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                            • #15
                              not just covers, frames too if they cover the name of the state or the top edge.

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