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    can I see some pics of your mobo? What model is it?

    Thanks,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Six
    Fans dont cool (unless your a human and you sweet ), they just move more air over the heat exchangers. So if we are at 50 degs C to begin with you have about a 15 deg C additive from the CPU, takes it over what Intel says it likes the CPU to be exposed to!
    Yeah peltiers are an option, possibly the only good one. Makes the mounting a little more interesting! Yeah the old girl has A/C in her! One cool car! {hehe}
    How about modifying those water cooling thingies those overclockers and gamers use? I've been concerned with heat too as I live in the Philippines, a tropical country

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    Mister Six,

    I am considering doing the exact same thing! I started this thread to try to get some ideas thrown around If you could help at all with that, then that can only benifit everyone!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Superduck
    If you need to convert your speedo to a digital signal, you could probably use this:
    Autometer Speedo Sender
    Then figure out what it sends, probably just the typical X pulses per mile, and convert that into a useable format for your application.
    Superduck, very nice part, would make this alot easier than homebrewing someting up. Good resolution too 16 pulses per rev, way more than enough.
    Quote Originally Posted by Superduck
    I was wondering, what are you planning on using to control the digital dash, or have you thought that far ahead? I was debating between a PIC or even a basic stamp.
    Initially (after 10 WHOLE seconds of thought ) I was planning on using the PC to display gauge info on the LCD, could make some pretty cool looking displays that way, but there is the problem of boot times, which might not be a good thing (having to wait 40 seconds to see speedo, gas, etc) Although I might have a solution to that as well...
    As for sensing and driving I/O lines from the PC, its no problem as the PC I am using is an industrial PC designed to be embedded in products, so I can plug in a whole series of small comercially available boards to do a wide varieity of things (including GPS) via the PC/104 bus.
    Quote Originally Posted by Superduck
    Also, I'd LOVE to see some pics of it now, and progress pics!
    Ok, Ok, I will dig up a pic, but it's not very pretty yet....

    Quote Originally Posted by eCar
    ...think about the frqequency thing. Each rotation of the driveshaft translates to...
    Duh! I feel stupid! Yes obviously, if you look at it from the tranny side it is linear... I was mistakenly looking at it from the gauge side, and my mistake was in NOT taking into account the non-linear spring on the needle! That what corrects the magnetic clutch (or vice versa) to be roughly linear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rafaelsherman
    can I see some pics of your mobo? What model is it?
    Ok, here ya go:
    Raptor EBX
    American Predator is an excellent company, I have worked with their products for a few years now, and they are very stable. They also make MicroATX footprint boards too.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mxzylplyk
    How about modifying those water cooling thingies those overclockers and gamers use? I've been concerned with heat too as I live in the Philippines, a tropical country
    One word "Condensation"... This is a very very bad thing as you can kill your mobo very easily if condensation forms around the CPU and drips onto anything electronic!
    As eCar suggested I am thinking about using peltiers to cool the CPU, but this has risks of condensation also. There are ways to help reduce this, but still there is a risk!

    Quote Originally Posted by Confused
    I am considering doing the exact same thing! I started this thread to try to get some ideas thrown around If you could help at all with that, then that can only benifit everyone!
    Interesting thread Garry, seems there are a number of people on here looking for very flexible solutions that are pre build, Hmmm maybe I should think in terms of creating a standard kit of reliable parts all geared to be embedded in a car, that can be custom tailored to each persons needs. At the very least document ways for other to do this...
    I mean buying parts on Ebay is NOT the way to go here But access and knowledge of industrial solutions are not available to most.
    A good example is comparing Opus p/s to using an inverter/ATX p/s / UPS combos. The Opus is designed for this type of use and the quality difference shows!

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    Ok as promised here is a pic of the '63.
    Soon to look alot different!

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    hmmm seem to have a problem attaching a JPG
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    Good gawd! That is low! It must be on air bags or hydraulics, right? You couldn't drive it that low.

    Looks great though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eCarô
    Good gawd! That is low! It must be on air bags or hydraulics, right? You couldn't drive it that low.

    Looks great though.
    Of course its on hydraulics, I leave it pancaked like that to make it harder to steal! Frame is all beefed up so it can jump without ripping itself apart!

    Of course I could put a spark bar along the read bumper for sparks!!

    Chris

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    Let us know how your HD stands up to the jumping.

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