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    Radar Detector

    Has anyone heard of/seen a radar detector for the computer? After doing a I found nothing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lgbr
    Has anyone heard of/seen a radar detector for the computer? After doing a I found nothing.
    Many radar detectors have an audio out. You could hook that to the microphone line on your computer and run a program that alerts you audibly and visually when it picks up a sound....

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    YEP! you can hook the output from the detector (e.g led warning status) to a PCI RELAY CARD {"hehehe, i got a working one!!!} to visual basic with the help of a software called profilab!!! Brillant idea but not sure about the reliability of it though. Would probably have to leave both system running, probably the radar detector on audio and the pc on some sort of visual warning interface. In the end i think this would be classified as a "cosmetic " rather than practical..IMHO

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    How much of what everyone does here is really 'practical'? It's all about cool, baby!

    I can think of neat things you can do with the abillity to monitor your radar detector with your carputer. For example, whenever it goes off, you could flash "MISSILE LOCK" or your computer could play a red alert .WAV file.

    The possibilities are endless...

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    You... are... a.. GENIOUS. That is the best idea ever dude.

    I was just thinking if a radar detector was run/powered by a computer that it would be easier to control and perhaps cheaper.
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    aren't radar detectors illegal?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marsupial
    aren't radar detectors illegal?
    Canadia, heh?

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    Well I have pondered this idea as well. However i have no programming hskills whatsoever. If you guys get a working app please post it so we can have the coolness aswell
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    I'll give credit for getting it working, but I don't think I would trust it.

    Think about it. With radar, you have very little time between that radar detector going of and you decelerating from warp speed. If there is any sort of delay from the signal of the radar detector being processed and sent thru the computer and warn you on your screen or with audio, then you will be losing time that you come up to that police. Sometimes you have only a few seconds to get your foot out of it.

    No matter how fast the computer is, it can still hickup. I don't want to take that chance when it comes to tickets.

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    In theory, all one would need is one or more antenna receiver tune to the current radar frequencies, and a basic software set to decipher the input from the sensors.

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