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Thread: anyone else's car inspired by knightrider's kit?

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    anyone else's car inspired by knightrider's kit?


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    yeah was a few years ago. Those kit are kinda high for what they do. I build a running light led for like 5 bux, its just a bunch of led's, diodes and a 555 timer IC.

    heres the plan:
    http://www.xs4all.nl/~odu/lights.html

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    very cool -
    now i want a visualization that does the voice thing in dash!

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    Originally posted by swingwally
    very cool -
    now i want a visualization that does the voice thing in dash!
    Thats pretty simple to do too. Just buy a digital VU meter kit
    http://www.fm-transmitter.com/kits/a...o-vu-meter.htm

    Get 6 RED Bar type LED and hook it up accordingly.

    Arrange them 3 on top and 3 on bottom. Hook the middle top to the vu meter LED output. The two on the side just hook half way to 2/3 way up.

    The bottom is just a mirror image.

    I think its 12v, so just hook you stereo out to it and that watch you car talk



    I have've tried it but never installed it. I think it should cost you about 20 bux to do this (I've seen site selling the voicebox for 240 bux)

    Have fun, post pics if you do it

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    Originally posted by swingwally
    very cool -
    now i want a visualization that does the voice thing in dash!

    How 'bout this circuit. Note the dot/bar mode selection at the flip of a switch.


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    Originally posted by mp3hombre
    How 'bout this circuit. Note the dot/bar mode selection at the flip of a switch.

    Yep, the kit is based on that design, has a jumper to do bar or dot. Reason why I went with the kit is because that chip was next to imposible to find in any electronic stores. Plus the kit has a nice circuit board made and really easy to put together.

    Oh, if you do do the Kitt LED setup, make sure its in bar mode.

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    Im gonna set that up, ill post pics soon.

    But even better, anyone have any idea on programming something like that. I would rather have it be a visualazation on my lcd rather than another panel. If someone already has a winamp plugin or some such i don't want to reinvent the wheel.

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    Here is a link for creating xmms visuals - same concepts for winamp, but i run linux. I don't understand the logic in the circuit cause im still new at that, but wouldn't it be easy to adapt to a visualization?
    http://www.xmms.org/docs/vis-plugin.html

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    i did write a program for the voice box like 6 yrs ago. only ran on 98. but it takes any sound and moves. Working on an updated one, after Im done with my interface.

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    Since I am more of a scripter than programmer I haven't figured out the logic for a voice box program. Could tell me basically what I need to do or send me the code so I can port it to xmms and maybe winamp - ill give you credit of course.

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