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Thread: Project NiteVision - NiteMax + HUD + carputer

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    pleasure to meet you. NY, USA, born in trinidad.
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    interests- if it computes, moves, explodes, or makes other things explode, its good stuff in my book. And women...esp one in particualr. I have a champion pure bred fox terrirer (uncle raises champions back in trini and i happened to pick his best dog ever for at puppy) and a champon bred golden retriever (for your dog side to enjoy).

    Back to the elecctric tint, have you researched it yet? i do not think its a chromatic shift due to an electric current. I'llh have to see. Could easily be wrong. getting a new gun today so i'm gonna have to ut getting that cable on hold ofr a while
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    :)

    Happy to meet you all.

    Ontopic:
    The mirror is definitely electrical controlled. a photoelement detects the light source from behind your car, then an electrical voltage proportional is sent to the mirror. A special liquid seems to be "interested" in this curent and goes darker and darker till black..
    It does not work if not powered with 12V.
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    intersting. I think i can fill in the hoels from there. the electrosenstive chemcial is kinda liek what they use in calculators and there's polarization and blah blha blah. I like your idea alot. let's see where this goes. Maybe we can get a shet of it.

    Just also understand that 5% tint may possibly work the same lol.
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    I think you are more than right. The principle seems to be also a liquid polarisation, but the effect is dramatical. A strong (100W) light applied to the photoresistor makes the mirror reflects just the inside wolfram of the bulb, like a thin red wire... nothing else...That dark became..

    No idea if my idea will work, but definitelly worth some bucks for a big (used) autodim mirror...Since you are in US, it is more than easy to buy one from ebay. Being in Romania it's a whole adventure to do this...
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    lol, yeah i researched it a whiel back. i just needed something a little bigger. Its a GREAT idea if we can find a big enough banel. i mean, its jsut a liquid crystal display. what i wonder is this- LCDs for the computer themselves, i BELIEVE, are see through and they need a backlight for thier display. I will have to check my info on that. It would be nice to just turn it on and have it show gra to white. I dunno, i'm starting to doubt myself. Anyways, i'll leave that to someone who knows. Enough speculation with fragmented memories of past research. I will check out this auto dimmer thing after christmas.

    Oh, remember, the basic mirror has a reflective siver lining behind it. make sure the display IS see through. if you wiki rear view mirrors, you'll see there's a darker lined optic if you il it for night viewing. If the polarized liquid is still there, all it may do is just be a silvery liquid color when not enregize and get darker when energized, like a calculator screen. THen you're have to square one because you can't see through it at all.

    visit a junk yard or something or a car that's being parted out and take the mirror apart and see.
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    The one i have actually has a ordinary mirror behind this "glass"
    The glass gets darker regardless if the mirror is there or not...
    A good place for you to buy a HUGE mirror if the idea turns to be good:
    A modern Mercedes, Volvo, etc. bus "side mirror". Those are huge...
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    Mirrors are probably going to be too small.

    The name of the material is "electrochromatic glass", it's a liquid crystal layer in between the layers. I know on my type of car, when the mirror glass goes, it usually is in a form of blueish junk leaking out.


    I'm pretty sure you couldn't cut it. A good bet would be the mirrors of a luxury suv (navigators), some of them have it, whether you can remove the silver layer, no idea.

    Are you looking to use this for projecting the hud on?

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    i beleive so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Genesisfactor View Post
    i beleive so.

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    Me too LOL, but I'll try.

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    thanks man, i have sent you email. we'll talk (gotta get my new gun and my mom)
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