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    just wondering...you guys running windows. what do you do when you want to shut off your car. do you use some kind of timer? this is the route i will probably take. just set the delay, turn the car off and leave.

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    AMD K6-3 450, 15GB HD, 256M Ram
    DVD, 10.4" touchscreen, 2-5' lcd's, Alpine, MB Quart, JL, Audio Control
    99.9% complete.

    http://www.cardomain.com/ride/212327

  • #2
    Whats up Dude,
    Your system sounds great... you should take a look at this i found it in my ventures of web surfing...for MP3 player design.
    It is a great Delay switch it should work great for you.
    http://www.dschmidt.com/autooff.html

    Hey do you use a DC to DC power supply or a DC to AC inverter and a AC to DC power supply? for your system? Also where did you get your Screen how well does the touch system work? is it high res? enough enough feel free to ask me some... take it easy man!

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    www.infinatek.com
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    Quality Products Rule ::

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    • #3
      infinatek,
      THANKS!!! this is just what i need. right now, because i live in massachusetts, my system is sitting on a board in my office. i won't be able to install it until at least april. it is fully functional with windows me. i did have a litle problem getting the dvd to play without being choppy but thats ok now. i use a 16 mb all in wonder video card to run the 5" lcd's. the majority of the componets came from local computer fairs. the rest came from ebay. i bid on 4 of these touchscreens from thanksgiving until last month and was outbid on them all. i finally had to make an offer to one of the guys and he sold me one. it is a 10.4" datalux, resistive screen. it is used and isn't as clear as my 5"(but thats smaller) the touch part is cool. i also have a wireless keyboard, mouse onboard, which is a backup mouse in case the touch doesn't work. the dvd player from ati works perfect and i can't wait to install this. i have learned alot from these guys on this forum over the last couple of months. i will also use an alpine dolby 5.1 processor to get the surround i need. it should rock!!! for the power supply i will use one from arise. these guys here all point to this company.

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      AMD K6-3 450, 15GB HD, 256M Ram
      DVD, 10.4" touchscreen, 2-5' lcd's, Alpine, MB Quart, JL, Audio Control
      99.9% complete.

      http://www.cardomain.com/ride/212327

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      • #4
        Cool::
        Yeah i know what you mean abuout waiting for good weather i am in Vermont and there is no way i can begin work on my system until after the mud season unless i can convince one of my friends to let me use there garage for a few days! ha! i wish...
        Maybe i will just have to clear out my dads art studio and drive right in while he is in Austrailia next month* At anyrate i still need to figure out what parts i want to order. I am deffinately going to go with a 61 or 80GB Maxtor drive and a 650 PIII on an intel board. I have 2 Sharp 8.4" TFT screens that i got on ebay for $40 each but i have yet to find a way to drive them. I have the Pinout info and data sheet but i just cant find a controller card to run them yet... Oh well there are a few other guys on the board that have the same screen so i am sure we will find a way to drive them soon. Do you know of any company that has good TFT controller cards? I have been looking at arise for a PS also what to you think about these ones http://www.arisecomputer.com/ps/ace800.asp
        they are nice and compact look good to me.
        Well i have got to get back to work but we will chat later take it easy for now... have fun. Oh yeah what kind of car do you have?
        I have a 97 Rodeo not a whole lot of room inside but i think i am going to take out the entire center console right up to the vent control and build one out of wood a real nice big customized center console with room for everything from drinks to all the computer parts. I hope it works out it will be cool when it is done i will set up a web page with some nice pics... alright i really got to go later man...

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        Thatcher Michelsen
        www.infinatek.com
        :: Be The Best -
        Quality Products Rule ::
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        :: Be The Best -
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        • #5
          I have a manual power switch and a "shut down" button on my keypad. The button uses the ShutDownWindows() API to, well, shut down windows. I can then kill the power.

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          Aaron Cake
          London, Ontario, Canada

          Player: Cyrix 200, 32MB RAM, 10.2Gig Quantum HD, Onboard EtherNet/Sound/Video, Custom Lexan Case, Arise DC-DC, Win95 Kernal w/Custom Player
          Car: '86 Mazda RX-7 w/Basic Performance Upgrades
          Player: Pentium 166MMX, Amptron 598LMR MB w/onboard Sound, Video, LAN, 10.2 Gig Fujitsu Laptop HD, Arise 865 DC-DC Converter, Lexan Case, Custom Software w/Voice Interface, MS Access Based Playlists
          Car: 1986 Mazda RX-7 Turbo (highly modded), 1978 RX-7 Beater (Dead, parting out), 2001 Honda Insight
          "If one more body-kitted, cut-spring-lowered, farty-exhausted Civic revs on me at an intersection, I swear I'm going to get out of my car and cram their ridiculous double-decker aluminium wing firmly up their rump."

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          • #6
            Mine works similar to Aaron's. I mounted a momentary pushbutton in the dash with an LED inside to indicate power. To turn the system on, I simply press this button once. The LED lights up to let me know the system is booting. I use a custom app that shuts down Windows when you hit DEL on the keypad 3 times in a row, followed by ENTER.

            But I'm using an small ATX DC-DC PSU that shuts itself off when Windows shuts down I can enter the shutdown command, get out of the car and while I'm walking away hear the Windows shutdown sound blaring inside the car
            Jason Johnson
            Yorba Linda, California
            http://www.m2pc.com

            MPC Phase IV - *** PENDING ***

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            • #7
              see i was thinking that the power supply ran through the ignition. sounds good. i should use that button up front to kill the system. i have an at board. does this shut off by itself or do i get a shutdown screen to then shut it off. i have always used atx's for my systems.
              thanks!

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              AMD K6-3 450, 15GB HD, 256M Ram
              DVD, 10.4" touchscreen, 2-5' lcd's, ati all in wonder 16mb, Alpine, MB Quart, JL, Audio Control
              99.9% complete.

              http://www.cardomain.com/ride/212327

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              • #8
                You need an atx board to send the power off signal to the supply. You could rig a circuit that lets you power off an AT supply with an atx board,, but the board might need the 3.v line for something, so you really should get an ATX board and supply.
                Gizmo-
                Techonlogy on Wheels
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                • #9
                  <font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by albysure:
                  see i was thinking that the power supply ran through the ignition. sounds good. i should use that button up front to kill the system. i have an at board. does this shut off by itself or do i get a shutdown screen to then shut it off. i have always used atx's for my systems.</font>
                  If you run it though the ignition, the car has to be on for the player to be on. This is annoying, especially when you are making a lot of stops (can't keep player running with car off).


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                  Aaron Cake
                  London, Ontario, Canada

                  Player: Cyrix 200, 32MB RAM, 10.2Gig Quantum HD, Onboard EtherNet/Sound/Video, Custom Lexan Case, Arise DC-DC, Win95 Kernal w/Custom Player
                  Car: '86 Mazda RX-7 w/Basic Performance Upgrades
                  Player: Pentium 166MMX, Amptron 598LMR MB w/onboard Sound, Video, LAN, 10.2 Gig Fujitsu Laptop HD, Arise 865 DC-DC Converter, Lexan Case, Custom Software w/Voice Interface, MS Access Based Playlists
                  Car: 1986 Mazda RX-7 Turbo (highly modded), 1978 RX-7 Beater (Dead, parting out), 2001 Honda Insight
                  "If one more body-kitted, cut-spring-lowered, farty-exhausted Civic revs on me at an intersection, I swear I'm going to get out of my car and cram their ridiculous double-decker aluminium wing firmly up their rump."

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