What always bugs me is that for power questions I have to put them into the Power Supplies forum. There should be some kind of forum that deals with other power things such as batteries, alternators, power wiring, and powering things other than computers.
ok - so what would be the best name for it?
Maybe make a general Power forum and Computer Power Supplies a sub forum? Maybe even have some more sub forums, like Alternators and Batteries?
Hey, I'm doing a full redo of my in dash pc, putting a lot of new things in and it would be nice if there was a howto/guide post(with links to posts that detail how to do something)or a place for ppl to post howtos.
Mainly what I'm looking for is;
Dash cam setup
Control heat, a/c, windows, doorlocks and dome lights with pc
Making a gui program or widgets to interface with the heat, etc... controls
Taking the shell out of windows and making my frontend as windows shell
Auto sync music and other data with homenetwork
Start the car with Im, text or bluetooth
Text or im the car pc and it respond with gps(and/or obd)info
Routing calls(handsfree) and text through pc via bt or wifi(android)
A monitor darkening program (widget, globle hotkey and or auto by time or sencer)
One more thing.... how about mp3car come out with its own frontend. Maybe make it for windows 7 and ubuntu ;) think about it, if its backed by mp3car everyone would be sure to at least try it and you could house plugins for it. Kinda like the the ubuntu software center or iphone/ android app markit. who ever wants to add an app or plugin, skin can. And then it wouldn't be so hard finding something that does what you want, you would only have to search the markit and d/l or buy.
I think a forum dedicated to in car phone setups would be nice. It would be a forum where anything phone related in the car would be addressed(serial and usb bluetooth receivers, microphones, speaker setup instructions, how to get your phone to work handsfree through your carpc such as dialing, receiving, call waiting....etc), including user innovations and new related products, and instructions on how to accomplish this without having to tether your phone. All of these functions should be able to be controlled through your car pc touch screen and function just as a bluetooth headset does, with sound coming out the car stereo speakers, and with the option to toggle between devices such as switching from bluetooth carpc handsfree to bluetooth headset for privacy...just with the added feature of being able to dial and make calls from your carpc using the touchscreen dialer. I have been able to find a lot of this info scattered across many other forums, but I think a dedicated forum is needed.
Glad this thread was rewoken. I like the suggestion implementation etc.
And the smilie/emoticon modification (good one E!).
And having just seen PaulF's & Heather's "general Computer Power Supplies" posts - especially the "batteries, alternators, power wiring" - I think it could be called the "OldFart's Forum" :lol:. But that would definitely be a SUB-Forum.
Else maybe called the "SpouseTales Busting Forum". (That is politically correct, albeit politically else economically unpopular.)
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One forum I'd like to see (can't find any posts to populate it though) would be a place where user could detail their own car's OEM User Interface, specially those with big screens or navigation.
Some manufacturers have "hidden" things/ideas that only the user knows about we could maybe appropriate and expand. How FM stations are displayed? How do you find a restaurant? How do you display mpg info? Any tricks, oddities? Of course, video would be great, but pictures should be enough for a general idea.
This could be useful for some front end/skinning but also to add something cool your car does not have but could have with the help of a computer.
Does it have to be PC related? I think a PORN section would be nice. It would help us unload (literally) after being stressed out by our Car PC units.
All joking aside, maybe a video forum to show off our rides? I dont know, I think the forum has everything! Maybe an Android Section. I have seen a lot of Android Tablets that would be cool in the car. Also Windows Phone 7 just dropped, so I am sure that OS will start creeping onto tablets too.
There is one, it's called The Even Deeper Deep Off Topic.
Originally Posted by HiJackZX1
But only a few members have the keys.