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    Controlling Lights with the PC

    I want my cap pc to control my car lights... e.g neons stobes and stuff like that.. is this possible? if so how would i do it? i want something i can plug into my pc and click a button or something (shortcut keys)

    any help would be great thanks

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    have a search for parallel port relay controllers.

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    I would like to know more ... any news?

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    there are lots of these thing out there but they look like alot of work. i may decide to pursue it in the future but right now my car PC project is on the back burner

    do a google search for Parallel Port Relay Controller

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    Pitty

    Pitty I am just buying all my items ... I just got my car
    Here are some pics of my car http://alessio.inorak.com/car/Chata.htm
    And here is the small project page I made (5 mins ago http://alessio.inorak.com/car/CarPC/default.htm

    I can use all the noobs I can get ... he he I need help ... people researching and stuff ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alessio
    Pitty I am just buying all my items ... I just got my car
    Here are some pics of my car http://alessio.inorak.com/car/Chata.htm
    And here is the small project page I made (5 mins ago http://alessio.inorak.com/car/CarPC/default.htm

    I can use all the noobs I can get ... he he I need help ... people researching and stuff ..
    Waitaminute.. I clicked your car's link, and I see an old (though very mint-looking) truck! Is that your ride? Are you putting the PC in that?! AWESOME! Talk about retrofit!
    Controlling lights on that bugger will be a tad bit easier than if you were talking about, say, a 2001 Pontiac Firebird, but you will still need to do some searching for how to control relays using your PC. There are already some prefab controllers out there for relatively cheap, but wiring it all up is a bit of a challenge, and with that nice (though old) set of wheels you have there, you are efficiently outside my ability to offer tips on how to go about it.
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    I need to get my website up with a quickness.....but here's some links to what we have talked about before

    Parallel Relay control for XP coming soon
    Control neon lighting, lights, amps, etc from pc?
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    Thanks That is the truck I just bough, a fully restored 1938 Chevrolet Master Delux
    I also feel that it will be asyer to wire this car, since all I have to do is check which one of the only 10 cables it has is the one I want to put a relay on
    Thanks!

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    Hey, wut is that "OBD---SKINNING" in your sign. ? OBD? Skin I take it is a skin for a program, OBD?

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    Hi Alessio
    You are very advanced in Argentina;6 years old!and you can already read and write very good and you are aloud the own and drive cars!My compliments to your school system.

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