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    PC Based Radar Detector?

    Anybody ever heard about a PC based radar detector? I undertstand that there will be a receiver unit involved, but I would like my car PC to handle the rest.

    What have ya?

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    is there any reason u would get a pc-based one?
    project: built, updating software
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    To have everything integrated into one audio visual source. Maybe even plot the speed trap on your GPS map?
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    For the UK at least, there is a database of known speed cameras for TomTom Navigator 2 for PocketPC available here, but I'm sure someone here will be clever enough to be able to be able to write a utility to convert it to data that can be read and input into other popular software, and get it inserted as POI

    Of course if you're not in the UK, it won't do you much good, however if you are in the UK, then it could be useful to warn you of any speed cameras


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    You posted the links to info yourself Skraggy...?
    Might be of Use to any UK members sick of Speed Cameras.

    Although thinking about it, I wonder if you can run Trafcam in a PocketPC emulator on a 'normal' PC...?

    http://www.trafcam.com/

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/de...lator_nafc.asp
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    I am thinking about doing something similar myself, although I am realistic about the fact that it is a long ways away (several years at best).

    My radar detector, like most, has a headphone output.
    You could design a simple circuit that detects the beep and marks your GPS software with that spot.
    Over time you would train the GPS software what spots have what fixed radars.
    When an unknown radar appears it would make a second, more noticable, sound on your stereo.

    The follow up to this is to then upload the data to a server on the internet.
    People could subscribe to this server and always know where the latest radars are going off, fixed and mobile (and you know what mobile means).

    An alternative to this would be that I could just stop speeding!

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    I would help code this if you want.. I am just learning the required things I think.. Java or C++ and I can help, at least. I haven't done VB for a few years tho.

    Is there any sort of radar decector receivor that reports it back to a computer? The software doesn't matter as it can all be writen..

    And no, stopping speeding does NOT sound like fun!
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    it would be pimp if you combine a radar jammer in with it. you know give you some more time to slow down if speeding.
    Quote Originally Posted by menudude View Post
    thank you all for your help minus the useless post by sjlucky...

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    I know they make auto jammers..

    A little OT... Where can I get a pre-made detector and jammer that works? I need one with my speed habbits..!
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    Uh, Radar Jammers are HIGHLY illegal.
    The US' FCC sees to that.
    There are NO working radar jammers on the market.
    Show me one and buy it for me and I'll show you it doesn't work.

    The FCC specifically forbids any product from intentionally causing any sort of radio interference.
    If the FCC doesn't get you, the Military DEFINITELY will!

    I think the reason people think Radar Jammers exist is because Laser Jammers *DO* exist.
    Lasers are controlled by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration), and they don't have any laws against causing interference to Lasers.
    Let's be quiet and keep it that way!

    Back to the software idea, I am still a long ways away from writing a single line of code.
    I would need to build a device that sits between a detector (headphone out) the the PC (serial or USB).
    It should be pretty easy, and I am SLOWLY looking in to it, but I have other projects I am working on too.

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