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  • My MP3/GPS Solution

    Hi everyone,
    I would like to present you my GPS and MP3 player solution in my car. I worked quite hard and long time to finish this project. I live in a part of the world where GPS maps are not available, or at least I had no luck on finding them.
    A 400MHz Celeron Pentium II laptop runs in the trunk. Control is done through touchscreen or remote control for Winamp, and touchscreen for GPS sowftware.
    GPS Software is written by me. I programmed it in Delphi and it took me one month to finish it. Remarks for the software are:
    it parses offline satellite Google maps and public CIA world rekords database;
    it takes less then 3MB of RAM when executed;
    it is flexible in map expansions;
    it is hibernate-safe;

    The GPS software in my laptop has maps and details of 3 small countries and it is working perfectly as expected. The size of maps are near 300 MB at 10 different zoom levels.

    [IMG]d:\Photo-0043.jpg[/IMG][IMG]d:\Photo-0045.jpg[/IMG]

  • #2
    am I missing something.. WHERE IS IT

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    • #3
      Originally posted by supergudgrll
      am I missing something.. WHERE IS IT
      man, i wish i knew how images are attached ...

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      • #4
        Originally posted by bravo27
        man, i wish i knew how images are attached ...
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        Post # 3000

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        • #5
          photos...
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          • #6
            here's one with better res. thanx Rafster
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            • #7
              Originally posted by bravo27
              here's one with better res. thanx Rafster
              No prob, here to help...

              Peace,

              Rafster
              Post # 3000

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              • #8
                Looks nice... I think we want a little longer description
                PowerVoice v1 | NaviVoice Source
                GammaControl v2.4
                SKINbedder v3

                1995 Lexus SC300

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by bravo27
                  photos...
                  you might want to mount the laptop- to keep it from
                  sliding around - and put it on its edge - to help protect the hard drive

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by bravo27
                    public CIA world rekords database
                    How do I find these?
                    For Sale: Carputer (CarPC) & RCA Y-Adapter
                    Newsflash: Take a look at my unsold stuff above, thanks!
                    Up Next: Make an OBD to Serial cable & Redo the "MMI buttons"

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by will1384
                      you might want to mount the laptop- to keep it from
                      sliding around - and put it on its edge - to help protect the hard drive
                      The yellow think beneath laptop is a sponge that presumably lowers the vibration to some point and it not let the laptop slide (glued in laptop). I have it for 1 year now as mp3 player and never had a problem, eventhough I believe we have the worst roads in Europe

                      If you have more info at what angle is the best for hdd to survive the vibrations, i would be glad to know it.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by DJiK
                        How do I find these?
                        http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Geogr...nates_-_non-US

                        It's military, don't know really if it's CIA and it's updated monthly.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by bravo27
                          The yellow think beneath laptop is a sponge that presumably lowers the vibration to some point and it not let the laptop slide (glued in laptop). I have it for 1 year now as mp3 player and never had a problem, eventhough I believe we have the worst roads in Europe

                          If you have more info at what angle is the best for hdd to survive the vibrations, i would be glad to know it.
                          well its never been tested - but - you can see here why
                          I said that - made a pic up for my website - using MS paint brush

                          The theory is that a hard drive mounted normally might be killed
                          in a car because a bump would cause the arm to crash into the
                          spinning disk - but not on its side

                          - it dont mater what side as long as its on its side ,I just drew it that way
                          - but like I said there is no die hard proof that I know of
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