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    I thought about using a single board computer. ...

    I thought about using a single board computer. I liked that fact that they're extemely small, and require a much simpler power supply. If they weren't so expensive I would've bought one. That was...
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    At one time I was switching between the outputs...

    At one time I was switching between the outputs of an AT power supply, and my DC/DC power supply. If I remember right, I think I was using a 4PDT relay, and a DPDT relay just to switch the outputs. ...
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    In my project I used MPXPlay for playing the...

    In my project I used MPXPlay for playing the music, then used a seperate front-end program and a tsr to take care of the i/o.

    On my homepage you'll see VCC/VCCTSR mentioned. These are the...
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    There really isn't much for documentation in MPXF...

    There really isn't much for documentation in MPXF or MpXT, except for the comments in the config files.

    In addition to downloading/unzipping MPXPlay, the configuration files in MpXT need to be...
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    Sent Powers a personal message, requesting a copy...

    Sent Powers a personal message, requesting a copy of the networking configuration files. I'll post the solution, if one is found.
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    There are a number of things that can go wrong,...

    There are a number of things that can go wrong, it's just a matter of narrowing it down.

    First things first, can you ping other computers from the DOS machine?
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    The DOS networking tutorials are still on...

    The DOS networking tutorials are still on wown.com, but the pages are kind of buried. Here's a link to a page that gives instructions on how to get TCP/IP up and running:...
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    DOS doesn't have built-in networking support. It...

    DOS doesn't have built-in networking support. It can be added, though, by installing additional software. This page gives instuctions on how to install the Microsoft Network Client for DOS....
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    There's MpXT. It's based on the source code that...

    There's MpXT. It's based on the source code that was released when Coldblood stopped development on MPXF. It's kind of a work in progress but most things do work, using the current version of...
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    Here's one that I wrote to display up to 4 lines...

    Here's one that I wrote to display up to 4 lines of text on a Matrix Orbital 20x4 on COM1 at 19200 Baud. Never got around to linking to it on my website.
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    If +- .5 sec is accurate enough, go for it. Just...

    If +- .5 sec is accurate enough, go for it. Just keep polling the speed as fast as the hardware interface will take it. In the other thread someone mentioned using interpolation. That'll help too....
  12. Thread: HDD Issues..

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    For the most part, desktop drives seem to hold up...

    For the most part, desktop drives seem to hold up surprisingly well. I'm running a pair of 80gig drives in my rig. The first drive has been going strong for nearly 3 years. The second drive has...
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    No digital dash here, just a character display....

    No digital dash here, just a character display. I'd take some pics, but I don't have a digital camera.

    On my setup I have it display fuel sys status, engine load%, temperature, fuel trim, RPM,...
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    If it were me, I'd double-check the bios just to...

    If it were me, I'd double-check the bios just to be on the safe side. If the bios isn't seeing the hard drive correctly, trying to do a recovery will just make things worse. Many bios's have an...
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    Reminds me of the time that I tried replacing the...

    Reminds me of the time that I tried replacing the compressor, on my old car, with a used one. The thing leaked like a siv. One of the seals was shot.

    The advice given looks pretty sound. As...
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    Well, since you've basically built yourself a new...

    Well, since you've basically built yourself a new system, it's back to square one.

    The first thing I'd try to rule out is a bad stick of memory. There's a good freeware memory diagnostic from...
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    It should be ok. The Opti 931 sound chip...

    It should be ok. The Opti 931 sound chip supports WSS and SBPro emulation. Mpxplay is compatable with both emulation modes, but WSS mode will give you much better sound quality.

    On some cards...
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    It all depends on your hardware and which version...

    It all depends on your hardware and which version of DOS you use.

    DOS 6 has will only see the first 8 gigabytes of the drive. The max partition size is 2 gigabytes. There is a driver from...
  19. Thread: relay help

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    This page explains the basics....

    This page explains the basics.
    http://www.teamrocs.com/technical/pages/relay_basics.htm

    Relays aren't too hard to find. Many autoparts and electonics stores have them. In the autoparts stores...
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    This should get you started:
    http://www.mictronics.de/?page=cdc_proto
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    Looks like I forgot to label the wires. The blue...

    Looks like I forgot to label the wires. The blue wire is the remote turn on lead coming out of the head unit. The purple wire serves the same purpose, except that it's coming out of the relay and...
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    Sounds about right. If you have your stereo...

    Sounds about right. If you have your stereo cranked up all the way and the inverter fully loaded it'll draw, at the most, 95 amps.

    The chart from the rec.audio.car faq does seem kind of...
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    Soldering should be fine.

    Soldering should be fine.
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    You might want to consider running the...

    You might want to consider running the inverter/relay off of the distribution block, as well. Then if you use a fused distribution block you'd only have one battery connection and one inline fuse...
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    Aux in adapters typically use a radio's cd...

    Aux in adapters typically use a radio's cd changer input. Some aren't compatable with cd changers since the cd changer input is already used up.

    This approach has a number of advantages: First,...
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