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    Hi all,

    Yeah, i can't wait for that show. A mate just sold his trans am on ebay. same year and model as KITT.

    I will take another look at the skin soon. The thing that puzzled me with all this skinning is that when im prodding away at the screen in the car, i can hardly tell when a button lights up or not (my finger is in the way!). hence the cut down re-use of the same jpg for up down and empty.

    Anyway, I will take another look soon (maybe over the holidays) and post my results here.

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    I'm sorry, and you are....? frodobaggins's Avatar
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    Now that is just sweet.
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    My next generation Front End is right on schedule.
    It will be done sometime in the next generation.
    I'm a lesbian too.
    I am for hire!

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    That's pretty tight, but the only people who should use this are people with Trans-Ams or FIrebirds.

    LOL

    Peace,

    Rafster

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    i tried to make a vb program that looked like the KITT main screen (with the 3 red columns). I wanted to columns to illuminate with the music....but I just couldnt figure it out. Anyone think they could do it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoFo
    i tried to make a vb program that looked like the KITT main screen (with the 3 red columns). I wanted to columns to illuminate with the music....but I just couldnt figure it out. Anyone think they could do it?
    www.planetsourcecode.com probably has lots of code that will suit your needs... if not there's www.experts-exchange.com

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    You could also use KITT's voice leds as the volume bar

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0l33l
    www.planetsourcecode.com probably has lots of code that will suit your needs... if not there's www.experts-exchange.com
    yeah i tried PSC but couldnt find anything that would help me. All the visualization based code that i did find was very picky to the type of soundcard you had..

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoFo
    yeah i tried PSC but couldnt find anything that would help me. All the visualization based code that i did find was very picky to the type of soundcard you had..
    That sucks Ask on www.experts-exchange.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by prefim
    Hi All,

    Been a lurker in here for a while. Just fitted my Carputer and thought i would share a few things i've gleamed along the way.

    First off, here is a quick skin i knocked out today, its based on the dash of KITT from knight rider. considering how long mediacar has been around, im amazed there wasnt one already! its basic (GPS, MUSIC & Skin). It was more done for a gag for my mate who is heavily into Knight Rider.



    You can download it HERE

    My Carputer is more an experiment on 'can it be done' I drive a (dont laff now) Fiat Uno! its small and crap but its a great toy for playing with stuff like this! anyway, I brought one of these little espresso PCs

    Shown Here

    Whats great about the espresso, is its very small, comes boxed and ready to go and you can remove all the CD and floppy devices thus saving even more power. I would HIGHLY recommend them for anyone looking for a carputer. I got mine from CPC components in the UK for 175, and thats for the full kit (PC, cdrom fdd dock, leather case, PSU etc.)

    Its a tiny little box thats a pokey PC inside, I upgraded the ram, and HDD and piled XP Pro onto it. Hooked it up to a Lilliput 7" and a USB GPS running Prymenav and bobs your uncle.

    The GPS integrates seamlessly with mediacar and when you exit the gps panel it remains running and talking in the background.

    One problem (which seems to be with many GPS programs) if i leave the GPS running when i do a hibernate it wont reboot, fine if i quit the gps before hand.

    Oh, tried the inverter thing. waste of money and time. had no end of problems included (after correctly grounding it to battery and bodywork, more noise than sound coming from the PC which I could also get a ****er off it if i touched the PC and the carpet!

    Went with running pure 12v into everything. It all draws next to no power and is stable with the engine off or on. noise practically gone (only remaining is what the PC is producing). I plan to get around that by using a USB sound card.

    Anyhoo, thats my news and how you like the skin, it made my mate chuckle (especially if you cue up the knight rider theme in the background!)

    Regards,

    Mat
    what is this Prymenav you talk about, i have been trying to get nav software to work embedded and cant, you say it just worked ?? What is it, how can i get it.

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    Hi,

    Prymenav is the software that came with my 'budget' GPS from HERE

    By telling mediacar the name of the window prymenav uses, it snaps it into the interface for you.

    The satnav software is pretty good, speech is clear (although i changed the default beep as its annoying)

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