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    In most vehicles the speedo is made to read high,...

    In most vehicles the speedo is made to read high, varies with models and speed, so I guess it also depends on how much you change the wheel circumference and in what direction, but yes the vehicle...
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    My previous builds were like that, a powerful...

    My previous builds were like that, a powerful Mini ITX, big PSU, all kinds of shielding, a few fans and miles of cables.

    In this latest build I retain in the rear of the vehicle - the Phone...
  3. That looks fine, not like the old CGA screens....

    That looks fine, not like the old CGA screens. Yes the ainol and Win8.1 worked fine with a few USB devices, once I increased the number past 5 it started to randomly drop ports on resume. There were...
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    Yes, a small mini PC that fits in the palm of my...

    Yes, a small mini PC that fits in the palm of my hand and can run for up to 7 hours on it's own inbuilt battery is a complete game changer and is what I now use.

    Power control is so simple, it...
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    Thanks SNO and readheadedrod for the honourable...

    Thanks SNO and readheadedrod for the honourable mention. I want to say something about Win-10 - It is 100% reliable with the right basic Hardware (I'm talking the computer itself), any external...
  6. Nice detail on that mod, how is CGA with text and...

    Nice detail on that mod, how is CGA with text and Windows? I guess it's ok on a small screen but the old CGA standard was pretty poor. I'm wondering if it's just the interface that running at the old...
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    Yes that was the problem I had with an accurate...

    Yes that was the problem I had with an accurate true speed indicator, it was totally useless unless I was holding a constant speed. A 1Hz update just does not cut it, 5Hz is better but 10Hz is...
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    Yes, especially if you don't hibernate and use...

    Yes, especially if you don't hibernate and use cold start (although you can defer some startup activity), but it also randomly hogs resources and is especially noticeable on less powerful devices. I...
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    Hi, look forward to reading your thread. I've...

    Hi, look forward to reading your thread.

    I've never used an Andriod based system as both previous installs were based around Mini ITX. I'm still using Garmin PC as I can update the maps a few...
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    The M4 is a powerful unit but, as I've found, a...

    The M4 is a powerful unit but, as I've found, a very RF dirty unit that, depending on the installation and more often than not, interferes with GPS, DAB, and FM radio.

    I used it for a few years...
  11. Hangs the computer or the app keeps closing as...

    Hangs the computer or the app keeps closing as soon as it tries to zoom into my location, both automatically with location device on or manually scrolling the map.

    Shame as it looks promising....
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    What ClockWork said. As an example, I use a 2nd...

    What ClockWork said. As an example, I use a 2nd GPS module for my true speed readout (we get booked for 0.6 MPH over the posted speed limit) I found that 1Hz updates were totally useless - 10Hz...
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    I couldn't get the DAC I wanted but had...

    I couldn't get the DAC I wanted but had previously purchased this ->...
  14. Thread: Power supply USB

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    Since no one has answered - yet, a couple of...

    Since no one has answered - yet, a couple of simple lower cost ideas:

    1: Look at a simple long event timer board and set it to run for X amount of hours/days before cutting the power.

    2: Get...
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    A small update on the operation of the auto power...

    A small update on the operation of the auto power on circuit for the Ainol, and dual SMPS. As a refresh, the front 5V-5A SMPS is powering the Ainol charger/supply 5v input, front 10 port HUB and...
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    Well, just finished having a quick look at his...

    Well, just finished having a quick look at his VOYO MiniPC.

    eMMC speed is really poor compared to the Ainol.

    The 64GB SSD is connected through an internal USB2 port - I was wondering how they...
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    That sounds promising, would like to know...

    That sounds promising, would like to know Hibernate boot time (if you get a chance) and how the power button behaves at turn on.

    FYI: For users thinking of cold booting into an FE in a vehicle...
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    I have updated post #11 to show the correct front...

    I have updated post #11 to show the correct front HUB control and Enable control line. I have also added the basic Rear control unit layout to that post.

    I 've posted them here for anyone...
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    If you ground back to the vehicle battery, it...

    If you ground back to the vehicle battery, it must be at least 4 gauge and preferably 0. Don't run the ground straight to the Battery Negative terminal, that will likely induce engine noise into the...
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    BTW to give you an idea of these 10 and 11 second...

    BTW to give you an idea of these 10 and 11 second resume times. I got in the vehicle, started it, put on the seat belt, and put it into reverse to back out, all as fast as I could, reverse camera...
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    FYI - I tested a MINIX NEO Z64 today. Windows...

    FYI - I tested a MINIX NEO Z64 today.

    Windows 8.1, but now available with Windows 10 installed. Win8.1 upgraded to WIN10 without problems though.

    Runs the same Z3735F CPU as the Ainol, same...
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    Or flash the high beams - But ClockWork nailed...

    Or flash the high beams - But ClockWork nailed it, that's exactly what I was getting at, the logic needed to stop false triggers, in both directions leaving and returning. As Enforcer said, what if...
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    Finally, the USB Audio DAC arrived. DAC = Digital...

    Finally, the USB Audio DAC arrived. DAC = Digital to analogue convertor. For those new to this, think of a basic USB Audio DAC is basically a small USB soundcard with analogue audio outputs, but no...
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    Have you thought about how you would make GPS...

    Have you thought about how you would make GPS position actually work? I don't mean interfacing to the remote, but the logic of when to press the button based on GPS location, I think it would fail.
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    Exactly what ClockWork said, and with respect to...

    Exactly what ClockWork said, and with respect to UEFI-Bios time, that it is a crapshoot, unless you can find some correctly posted results for full cold boot and resume from Hibernate.

    The quad...
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