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    I tried going the pay as you go sim card route...

    I tried going the pay as you go sim card route only to be told after I bought it that the GPRS it provides is only good for WAP and not 2 way communications as needed by a computer. So, pay-as-you-go...
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    Pictures have now been updated....

    Pictures have now been updated....
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    As my PC is already hidden I have 2 choices....

    As my PC is already hidden I have 2 choices. Either use a spare phone with GPRS capability and permanently connected via a cable to the USB port. The port will also act as a charger for the phone. My...
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    While the GPRS connection is active and no-one is...

    While the GPRS connection is active and no-one is monitoring the car from home then the bandwidth is very low. Mainly keep alive data. The GPS data is only transmitted back to my home server when it...
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    For the original thread, see: ...

    For the original thread, see:

    http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=25760

    Let me know if there is anything else you need to know,

    Magpie
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    That is very true, currently this works with...

    That is very true, currently this works with either my phone or my wifes phone. I've configured everything for Bluetooth so all we need to have is our phone with us. The PC will do the rest by...
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    I used Route 66 (UK mapping software), which...

    I used Route 66 (UK mapping software), which thinks the GPS is local. Any mapping software that is GPS capable should do it.
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    Lilliput - Working without issue. Even though...

    Lilliput - Working without issue. Even though I've taken it apart and dropped it from the dash a few times.
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    Well, if she is out in the car I know where she...

    Well, if she is out in the car I know where she is and when she will get back! Now I can time it perfectly to get off the PC at home before she arives back. You know, I could be doing the ironing or...
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    Real Time Car tracking now working!

    At long last I have found a way to track my car in real time. The cool thing is I can also track my car from one car to another :cool:

    Hardware List:

    Bluetooth link to my mobile phone...
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    BIG Appologies

    Hey guys,

    I hadn't realized my pictures had gone, Here they are:

    http://www.farrage.net/Under1_1.jpg

    http://www.farrage.net/top1_1.jpg

    And the originals can be found at the following...
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    With no jumpers on the supply the Opus should...

    With no jumpers on the supply the Opus should remove power once the computer has shut down and should send the shutdown signal within 10 seconds of turning the ignition off.

    I had a similar...
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    You wire it to the battery direct with a cable...

    You wire it to the battery direct with a cable suitable for the power you will draw (this is described in the manual). You only need to wire the red cable to the positive side of the battery via a...
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    I would put it under the head unit. i.e. remove...

    I would put it under the head unit. i.e. remove what looks to be the ash tray and build a simple housing there. I used to have my screen on the dash but moved it to be much lower down to reduce theft...
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    My car got broken into a few weeks back. They...

    My car got broken into a few weeks back. They left the screen in the dash and instead broke the rear window to get into the boot (trunk). They took my laptop! and left the carputer. Then again the...
  16. Thread: Spare tire well

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    I've built a box which fits into the spare wheel....

    I've built a box which fits into the spare wheel. You can see a picture of it in this thread http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=25997&page=4. Look out for the picture which says Merc...
  17. I'm aiming for 2pm although I'm travelling up...

    I'm aiming for 2pm although I'm travelling up from Sussex on the M25 so who knows when I'll get there!

    Steve
  18. Is everyone still going? And are we all agreed to...

    Is everyone still going? And are we all agreed to meet at the Harvester?

    Just want to make sure before I head out tomorrow. I've got the all important day pass to go ;)

    I'll be driving my carpc...
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    Ricky327, The thread I pointed to in my...

    Ricky327,

    The thread I pointed to in my previous post talks about two programs which does exactly that. I have tested this by running some GPS software on my PC in the house with the port...
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    I've not experienced any issues with lock up or...

    I've not experienced any issues with lock up or freezes except when going to and from standby. Hibernation works just fine. The fix does not change the behaviour of the XA-300 USB sound chip so you...
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    I contacted Robin at GPSS.co.uk. He pointed me in...

    I contacted Robin at GPSS.co.uk. He pointed me in the direction of falcom.de for a possible DIY solution. To be honest I could not work out what I would need from their site.

    Anyways, Robin's GPSS...
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    :p I guess that page was. The rest of his site...

    :p I guess that page was.

    The rest of his site is fairly up-to-date. He is working on a project for tracking bottles thrown out to sea. Kind of a message in a bottle thing..

    See...
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    Take a look at the following link: ...

    Take a look at the following link:

    http://www.gpss.co.uk/chase2.htm

    This guy has created a free GPS software called GPSS. Along with this he describes vehicle tracking using a GPS receiver and...
  24. Well, I need to get a day pass from my wife first...

    Well, I need to get a day pass from my wife first but I'll add my name anyway :D

    1. Spyda
    2. Chewiee
    3. Confused
    4. Enforcer (?)
    5. mp3oplecarrier
    6. Aftaab001
    7. Percyt2k
    8: T1NY W
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    I had the same issue when I first got my screen....

    I had the same issue when I first got my screen. I found that I was clashing with another device on my system. For me it was my Bluetooth USB device. I had to unplug the device AND remove the drivers...
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