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    temperature sensors

    here's a couple links for anyone who might like to add
    temperature sensors to their car, connected to your carpc:

    http://www.lancos.com/webtherm.html

    http://www.riccibitti.com/pc_therm.htm

    for the sensors (ds1631),
    Dallas Semiconductor was taken over my Maxim IC
    maxim-ic.com
    you can get a couple of them for free, by requesting free samples.

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    This is what I really want for a car PC temp sensor
    http://www.cesko.host.sk/GamePortTemp_eng.htm
    But I can't find those sensor in the States
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    http://www.its-about-time.com/htmls/...atempsens.html

    this one looks pretty neat
    i bunch of them i've looked at retail at over $160, which IMO is rediculous, but $40 aint bad
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    Wait a minute....there are about 8 million temperature sensing computer products designed for monitoring case temp, processor temp, RAM temp, disk temp, mouse temp, keyboard temp, porn site temp, etc etc etc....

    One of those kind of things has to able to be converted easily and cheaply into an ambiant outside air temperature sensor.

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    Heck, I just use a 4 sensor serial circuit that requires no external power and no calibration (US$30), it is fully incorporated into my remake of Media Car... check out:
    http://guino.home.insightbb.com

    (there are links for the information and ordering locations on the links page)

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    This looks like the way to go. You basicaly get as many sensors as you want and it uses the SMbus (I2C) connector on the epia boards. One IC and you have 4 remote temp sensors 2 ICs 8 etc and the actual temperature sensor is a simple el-cheapo transistor. Best of all you don't use up a serial port.

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    Quote Originally Posted by egeekial

    Phidgets are great but their temp sensor seems a lot bigger than most of the other around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by momanz
    This looks like the way to go. You basicaly get as many sensors as you want and it uses the SMbus (I2C) connector on the epia boards. One IC and you have 4 remote temp sensors 2 ICs 8 etc and the actual temperature sensor is a simple el-cheapo transistor. Best of all you don't use up a serial port.
    That's awesome! although, with all my clumsiness and luck I'd probably fry my MB trying to get it in place.

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    Actually most mobo's have a 5 or 6 pin header that you connect a cable to. That way you can build the circuit on a breadboard plug in and go. Now if you don't have an SMbus/I2C connector you will need to solder a connection to your motherboard. I'm thinking that the most difficult thing here will be soldering the leads to the chip, it's tiny.

    I'm waiting on parts to try this out. I'll post the results when I'm done.

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