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    Hi,

    I was wondering if anybody here knows if there are HUD
    (Heads Up Display) display-kits available to connect
    to your car pc. It would be great for displaying some
    extra information on your windshield

    Thanks,

    - JW
    - JW

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    Look up HUD! Many have talked about it. Don't know of many or any succeeding.
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    • #3
      From what I have read in the past you need to have a special windshield to reflect the image properly. At least that's the case with my car.
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      • #4
        The HUD im building consists of a 4x20 LCD, a mirror and some reflective window tint.
        Just having LCD troubles
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        • #5
          I've been thinking about this alot lately. I don't want to do anything with mirrors, so I've been searching for a way to reverse the characters on an LCD. If anybody knows anything...
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          • #6
            Couldn't you use a graphical LCD and reverse it in the software? You'd have to draw it all yoruself I guess.

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            • #7
              just make your own font.
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              • #8
                im going to use a mirror only so I can adjust the height and angle.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Defiler
                  just make your own font.
                  Wont that mean the letters are flipped but not put in reverse order?
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by sabre
                    Wont that mean the letters are flipped but not put in reverse order?
                    You may have a point here.
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                    • #11
                      just flip the image twice. put a mirror in front of the lcd display on a 45 deg. angle and place the lcd display flat on the dash, that would probably work.

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                      • #12
                        If you can control the font the LCD is using, why can't you control what text is going out to the LCD?

                        Just reverse the order of the characters before sending it to the LCD. That plus reverse font will get you what you need w/o the induced jitter that multiple mirrors give you. Put a patch of mirror-style window tint where you want the HUD, it's transparent but will reflect the LCD clearly in daylight.
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                        • #13
                          Develop dyslexia and you don't have to worry about mirroring and flipping the images....

                          Me it for works....

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                          • #14
                            lol true true. I know there is a system sold for $3k to do infra-red heads up display for cadaliacs and hummers. linkage is at home though...at work right now:-(
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                            • #15
                              An IR HUD? does it come with a pair of james bond spectrum shifting sunglasses? shaweet

                              I'm liking defiler/chairboy's thinking, though i don't know enough about 9 pin serial / usb LCDs to figure out how practical it is to reverse the font. Correct me if i'm wrong, but these LCDs are simply sent a character stream and positioning information over the bus. Font is handled by the LCD 'controller'. Any thoughts on how you would replace the font on the LCD 'controller'? I neither have a prom writer nor a clue how you'd do this...
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