I am all-new to the CarPc area. I have got myself a nice little pc (333mhz Compaq) for my car (Citroen Picasso 1.6 SX) with IR remote control and using winamp to play my mp3's.
I would like to be able to see what the Song is that I am playing.
(The song title, time etc)
I donít want to spent allot, donít want a flashy TFT.
I need a serial LCD character display to put in the dash.
I have a problem though; I have no idea where to start.
My questions are,
What do I need to buy to get it all to work?
Where do I buy the stuff?
What software do I need?
How do I connect it all etc.
Any help is appreciated!!!
(A UK Supplier would be preferred, but if not it doesnít matter)
Thanks for the reply
Anything in the UK at all?
I got mine from ebayOriginally Posted by MINI-Cooper-S
I can't help with that, since I'm not there, but I think these manufacturer will ship worldwide. I always feel better buying directly from the manufacturer in case of problems - I had to return a fried unit to Crystalfontz and it was easy and quick to get a replacement.Originally Posted by MINI-Cooper-S
Originally Posted by none
Ordered mine today from Crystalfontz but they wont have it to me until mid march because they are all out.
Just a question, down anoyone know how much i am lookin to pay on import dutys on this?
so what's the most preferred character LCD model? anything nice and cheap?? Damn $50+ for just character LCDs???
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I got one based on the HD44780 controller and wired it myself, $10 for the LCD plus $7 for various parts (Cat5 cable, parallel connector, etc).
i have just moved from theuk and i remember all the moders sites most ofthem that sell stuff also sells little lcd's which would be an idea if you did not want to import