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    Remote Power Control

    So here's the thing, I want to get to my CarPC (CALU-M2C) and its already switched on. Is there any kind of proximity sensor or remote control that I can use on my car pc to switch it on while I am walking to it so that by the time I get to my car, its on?

    Something like would probably work, but this is too big for a CarPC:
    http://www.dansdata.com/jremote.htm

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    More examples (just to show Ive done some homework):
    http://the-gadgeteer.com/review/stre..._remote_review
    USB | Remote Power | Infrared

    http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20060...-power-switch/
    http://www.xoxide.com/logisys-multif...nel-black.html
    RF | Remote Power | 1/4 Inch Drive Bay

    http://www.instructables.com/id/Univ...Switch-for-PC/
    Remote Power | Infrared

    http://www.digitalconnection.com/pro.../imon_rflt.asp
    USB | Remote Power | OMFG-Look-At-The-Size-Of-The-Remote

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    Neither darque nor pervert DarquePervert's Avatar
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    A common solution is to use a remote trigger from a car alarm to initiate bootup of the PC.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    yes and use a bi-stable relais connected to it and it works, at least in my setup it does.
    (small drawing in the worklog) and a second relais connected to your ignition, so you don't need to put the car on the alarm in order to switch the pc off.

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    err; ok - thanks :P - my car doesnt have an alarm - but perhaps I can connect it to the central locking system (or get a seperate control unit/remote all together for the pc itself).

    Any tutorials around that can show me how to do this?

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    I have no idea where in the world you are Supa, but you should be able to find something like this:

    Remote Central Locking with Auxiliary

    You wire it up to your existing central locking to make that remote-lockable, and the key fob has TWO buttons so that you can add a remote ability to something else as well, like an alarm or boot-lock or, say, your CarPC.

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    i use the current of the motor of the right door.
    Always 1 is the plus. Conect both the wires to the bistable relais, and a minus in the middel connection. open wil alwasy activate the relais and close wil always close the relais. Have a second relay connected to the ignition, so that to can shut down the bistable relais. Otherwise you alwas need to shut the doors in order to switch of the cpc.
    look in my worklog for the drawing.

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    Thanks guys

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