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    Lightbulb 16x2 LCD

    I have an old 16x2 LCD from my original mp3car setup. I would like to make use of it somehow in my new system, but I cant think of what for. I have a 4" TFT which displays alot of stuff, so I'd like the 16x2 to display something the 4" doesnt. I was thinking a temperature guage but my computer's mobo doesnt have a sensor.
    Any suggestions will be appreciated.

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    You can buy PCI cards that have a temperature sensor. I have seen people make HUD's with those LCD's, projecting them onto the windshield. Good for quick song info. Or even more fun!!! Install it on the back of your car with some magnification (2-3x) and be able to send messages to the car behind ya! Could be interesting!!!
    http://www.mp3car.com/usersites/Maveric/ M.A.V.I.C. System
    Asus MB, PII 266, 192 MB Ram, 6.8" LCD, 6 Disk CD-ROM, 21 Gig HD, All-in-Wonder Video w/ TV Tuner, Irman, Windows ME, Winamp, Cobra III -- All in a custom acrylic case.

    http://www.mp3car.com/usersites/listings/ MP3car Listings - Please add to it! :)

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    I heard of someone using a char lcd as a odometer and fuel gague-- maybe their car had a digital system
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    p-133, 64 megs, cd, floppy, 10/100, digi sound card,HomePNA, crappy Trident 8 mg vid card for configuration
    --my case i took the plastic off the original frame because it was nice and small, put hinges on with plexi for easy access and cool looking
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    hd broke while making new case
    -- I need to buy stuff :)
    30 gig hd
    FM modulator
    Irman + remote
    this is a box for my stereo, i am gonna get char lcd and mount it on the plexi

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    Originally posted by Maveric:
    <STRONG> Install it on the back of your car with some magnification (2-3x) and be able to send messages to the car behind ya! Could be interesting!!! </STRONG>

    That would be fun! Tailgaters beware!

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    If your mobo has a game port check www.benchtest.com on how to make a gameport read temps it's pretty easy accually. Thats what I plan on doing.

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