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    Maximum Bitrate EBFoxbat's Avatar
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    I'm thinking like a big lense iris.
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    '04 Canyon 4x4 pickup

    [---PC on hold----working on external fiberglass "tool" box---]

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    Quote Originally Posted by EBFoxbat
    Isnt there a cleaner way then an old CDROM ?
    Probably is, I had an old CDROM laying around so I thought, what the hell, I'll give it a try

    I still have the circuit board and all the parts, I just need to wire them back up again.

    I can probably code something in C++ to open/close the tray.

    Have it run at startup, and shutdown.

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    another thought..

    Would there be anyway to re-wire the actual eject button to either the serial or parallel port and activate it that way?

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    You could use a small linear actuator it would be a lot smaller than a CD drive. You could basically use the same controller as in the CD drive. Even the power switch could be tied into the actuator control.
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    yeah extreme2k you could use a capacitor to flip a relay momentarily to "push" the power button. it'd probably require more than one relay tho /shrug
    CarPC install is starting to come along again...

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    Why not just use a transistor to electronically 'press' the eject button?

    That's my understanding of what a transistor does anyway... It could be powered by USB, parallel, serial...I think

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    I'm affraid that in you're country another way of drawing is used as here.
    The way I drawed the first scheme is our way to draw a relays.
    With a square box, with al the contacts in a horizontally row.
    But I understand you drawing now.
    And basicly i think it's the same as mine, but I have used a relais contact were you used 2 diode's.

    I like the IDE sollution also...
    I don't know what i'm going to use.

    I do know what I'm going to use as cover.
    I'll use the front of an old (flat) radio.
    An old Blaupunkt radio.
    When I remove the 2 buttons (could replace them when i've cutted them 1cm shorter) i could gleu it on the cover.
    So it lookes like there's an old radio/cass. player installed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MatthijsNL
    I'm affraid that in you're country another way of drawing is used as here.
    The way I drawed the first scheme is our way to draw a relays.
    With a square box, with al the contacts in a horizontally row.
    But I understand you drawing now.
    And basicly i think it's the same as mine, but I have used a relais contact were you used 2 diode's.

    I like the IDE sollution also...
    I don't know what i'm going to use.

    I do know what I'm going to use as cover.
    I'll use the front of an old (flat) radio.
    An old Blaupunkt radio.
    When I remove the 2 buttons (could replace them when i've cutted them 1cm shorter) i could gleu it on the cover.
    So it lookes like there's an old radio/cass. player installed.

    thats EXACTLY what I'm going to do

    oh, and so you guys get an idea where my LCD is going, heres a pic of the stock HU


    (if you're wondering where the shifter fork is, I was installing a short throw shifter, and took the pic )

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    http://www.rjlsoftware.com/software/.../default.shtml

    This will open/close run program via command prompt.

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    heh

    Quote Originally Posted by Ill1
    http://www.rjlsoftware.com/software/.../default.shtml

    This will open/close run program via command prompt.

    yeah.. and in linux THIS would open the cd;
    eject

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