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    anyone put a lcd in a gauge pod?

    i was wondering if anyone ever put a lcd display in a gauge pod?

    or mabey even a vacume display


    i wanted this as a aux display for my main display ( if its to bright or if i fell turning of the display)

    i was hopeing to display obd-ii , mabey track info, other stuff i cant think of.

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    I haven't done this yet but I am planning on doing this on a 65 benz I got and I was planning on doing this. Only thing I haven't figured our which might put a wrench in the plan is how to get the speed of the car to be acurate since this was before obd was even thought about. GPS isnt a viable solution since it varies and isnt 100% acurate. I can't take the change of the GPS being wrong saying im doing 55 when im really doing 80. If I cant get a viable solution with PC I am going to use instruments from www.dakotadigital.com

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    you could do a speed sensor the car should have one

    at the very least you could wire tie a magnet to the axel and put a sensor to read the pulses

    measure out a mile in pulses / time vola

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    GPS speed indication is very accurate, btw. Far more accurate then the mechanical gauges in most cars. Position, not as accurate. Altitude, far from accurate. But speed, yeah.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chairboy
    GPS speed indication is very accurate, btw. Far more accurate then the mechanical gauges in most cars. Position, not as accurate. Altitude, far from accurate. But speed, yeah.
    Not if you want it to display your speed anywhere close to real time. If you let it average your speed for several seconds, it will be very accurate.

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    thread jack aside

    does anyone know a good usb lcd or vcd that fit in a gague pod

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    Quote Originally Posted by crash893
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    does anyone know a good usb lcd or vcd that fit in a gague pod
    Matrix Orbital + LCDC. I'm a LCDC programmer What GPS ap are you going to be using?

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    none yet

    i was going to have it be usb and run it off the computer rahter than directly from a devices

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    Quote Originally Posted by crash893
    none yet

    i was going to have it be usb and run it off the computer rahter than directly from a devices
    Yeh, Matrix Orbital LCDCs need a computer, and LCDC is a very good program for that Control over winamp, limited support for WMP, etc

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    what is the diffrences between lcd and the lcdc?

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