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    dirt cheap screen/accessory power...

    http://www.allelectronics.com/cgi-bi...-25&type=store

    $4.00 for a 12v @ 2.5A output regulator that plugs into a cigarette lighter socket. since it's 2.5A output, it's got to be a switching supply so it should be good, clean, cheap power for displays, etc up in the dash without having to run a 12v line from the trunk from the computer... and also takes a some load off your computer's PSU.

    and all electronics has no minimum order, and typically flat-rate $6 for shipping. so worst case, you spend $10, but i'm sure you can all find plenty of other "must-have" connectors and things on their site to fill up your order and outweigh the shipping cost.

    might want to snag one quickly too, it says "low quantities"
    But don't take it from me! here's a quote from a real, live newbie:
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    all electronics is awsome, i just ordered about $50 worth of randomw things, mostly for a graphical LCD screen (which was bought there a long time ago) and still $6 for shipping, i love it. they just need some more multiconductor wire.

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    yeah. every time i order from them it winds up being like 40 bucks, because i find so many cool little things, and invent projects for them they are pretty hit-or-miss with finding specific parts though, since they are just a surplus dealer they don't keep a fixed inventory and often have a lot of weird stuff and not so much common stuff... but it's hard to beat their prices for the stuff they do have. especially for connectors... it's amazing how you can spend more money on a few connectors for a project than for the entire rest of the project at most places, but all electronics has plenty of various ones for pretty cheap.
    But don't take it from me! here's a quote from a real, live newbie:
    Quote Originally Posted by Viscouse
    I am learning buttloads just by searching on this forum. I've learned 2 big things so far: 1-it's been done before, and 2-if it hasn't, there is a way to do it.
    eegeek.net

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    Good find!
    Yeah, I'm with you guys...I just ordered some stuff from there to convert my niece's Barbie Jeep, which she grew out of, to my nephew's Police Jeep. I love that place! All for about $40 + shipping. Strobes, lights, switches, siren, amplifier, mic, loud speaker....That and a little Krylon Fusion blue paint and it'll be awesome!

    - Jeff

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    perfect

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