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    Master list of carputer uses

    I want to see what kind of list we can get going of all the things a carputer can be used for. If you have anything to add to my list, please do.

    DVD
    AM/FM
    XM Radio
    MP3
    CD
    Navigation
    OBD-II
    Control door locks/windows/neons, etc...
    Wireless internet
    Rear view camera
    Police scanner software (ICOM PCR-1000)

    I know there is more, lets hear them. If you guys come up w/ some more cool stuff i could use it for, it may push me into getting one. Let the ideas flow.

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    hook up a fm transmitter and broadcast your tunes to those around you

    I would like a microphone setup so I could say "you, yes you in the white ford stop picking your nose" and broadcast this on a commonly listened to FM station, or else "this is your car speaking, please dont fart in me" or something similiar
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    Quote Originally Posted by SAScooby
    hook up a fm transmitter and broadcast your tunes to those around you

    I would like a microphone setup so I could say "you, yes you in the white ford stop picking your nose" and broadcast this on a commonly listened to FM station, or else "this is your car speaking, please dont fart in me" or something similiar
    That's such a cool idea. might give that a go one day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SAScooby
    I would like a microphone setup so I could say "you, yes you in the white ford stop picking your nose" and broadcast this on a commonly listened to FM station, or else "this is your car speaking, please dont fart in me" or something similiar
    Highly illegal. Interfering with licenced signals with an unlicenced/unauthorized device

    But it is a good idea

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    You forgot TV

    Some thing's im doing in my car is when my phone rings and i answer it the PC shuts off the audio and records the conversation onto mp3

    handy if u forgot a number or where your ment to go.

    Also have the read view camera take pictures every 10 secs or video tape if u had that much space :P just incase u had an accident.

    Also it can act as a Email viewer, picture viewer, internet, games and alot more uses.
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    Security - alarm/immobiliser/door locking/power cutting/photo taking/police calling/gps sending car thief buster

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    Check out Ramsey Electronics, Panaxis, and North Country Radio for FM transmitter kits. Only if you have a completely legal reason to have a transmitter, of course.

    Other stuff a carputer can do:
    DSP EQ and/or effects for the sound system.
    monitoring and display of engine and drivetrain (pressure, temperatures, voltage) and warnings of fault conditions (maybe use an LCD text display arranged as a HUD?).
    take dictation; either audio recording or maybe speech-recognition
    make your own electro with Reason or other synth software
    drive some massive array of LEDs for light show or displaying messages

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    MAME et al

    --or straight up games
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