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    don't know a live in canada :P...but i think there is a place where you can ask services in the forum

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    Quote Originally Posted by summer69guy View Post
    don't know a live in canada :P...but i think there is a place where you can ask services in the forum
    I've seen requests here: http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/vbcl...&categoryid=19

    Someone's offering custom bezels for any car:
    http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/vbcl...p?do=ad&id=994

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    And if I have the time and patience for studying a little...
    Do you know a guide?
    I have seen now people doing crazy stuff over the internet and I want to do it too, but things of mine that I could share.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lionelrs View Post
    And if I have the time and patience for studying a little...
    Do you know a guide?
    I have seen now people doing crazy stuff over the internet and I want to do it too, but things of mine that I could share.
    The biggest thing with a car project is electric. Once you understand the electric in your car, the rest becomes easier. Without this knowledge, you will be guessing and have no idea what is going on for power. When researching, it's a great idea to learn a bit about electricity. Electricity is a very important part of this project.

    Research:

    AC vs DC
    Ohms Law
    Wire Gauge or AWG
    Electrical fires
    Fuses vs Circuit Breakers
    Polarity
    Conductors
    Inductors
    Interference or EMI

    That will give you a decent background on electricity.
    Now for applying that to the car, research alternators and also research car batteries. In a car, also realize that the body of the car is a giant negative wire. This is why you fuse every positive cable. If a positive wire touches that frame you're getting a short circuit. Don't learn this the hard way.

    If you haven't done much with electric, it might be a good idea to find a kit that lets teaches you how to do simple electrical projects.

    http://www.howstuffworks.com/ is a great place to start.
    My Nearly Complete Car:
    http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/show...ed-car-pc.html

    Micro Control Center... Control Your Car Across the Internet
    http://www.mp3car.com/fusion-brain/1...-internet.html

    Website: (It's a work in progress, really. All my projects have taken me from ever really developing it.)
    http://paulfurtado.com/

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    1000 thanks for you all. really...
    I will read all I can about that but the best way to study is by doing what your planing and ask while.
    still its great to have more information.

    I am missing one more guide\information.
    How can I make my own car panel with what materials and what tools? step-by-step.
    The place where I put the pc is important too, and its need to be comfortable for use.

    If you help me with that I think that the only part that is missing is the money for that project of mine :P and a sure car to work on (but I still need to make my own panels).

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    hahahahah
    I loved the google it thing XD

    thank you... i didnt really knew what to search and what words with
    that was missing.

    hope to do it finally soon if its possible.
    if so, you will hear from me again =]
    and pics too.

    THX!!

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    mmmm.... after a little break and thinking,
    a question pop up to me.

    How can I control the car trough the PC?
    like controlling the windows, locks, lights etc..

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    hummm i doubt it is possibl;e...

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    That what I was thinking...
    Its not possible... what a shame =\
    You could do amazing stuff to your car if it was possible.

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