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    if there are any ham radio geeks out there - i'm...

    if there are any ham radio geeks out there - i'm now running APRS thanks to the tablet setup and an inexpensive bluetooth TNC.

    details here:...
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    kind of, i implemented something that looks for...

    kind of, i implemented something that looks for long versus short presses based on how many repeats over a time period it sees the pressed msg. however on the WJ, when the button is down it doesn't...
  3. @AutoWiz - i have a little experience with car...

    @AutoWiz - i have a little experience with car bus stuff and Android but i have no idea what head unit you have or how it's designed to work with those canbus wires... unfortunately (as we are...
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    @redheadedrod - i was doing more research into...

    @redheadedrod - i was doing more research into this general area and realized that in my previous post i failed to comprehend even close to a full picture of how GM vehicle networks can be setup. my...
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    interesting, so on quick glance it looks like...

    interesting, so on quick glance it looks like some GM vehicles speak a CAN protocol on pins 6/14 and that's the default OBD2 interface which can connect to engine or interior systems. however, they...
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    which protocol exactly? mine is Chrysler...

    which protocol exactly?

    mine is Chrysler J1850 VPW which is a single wire so i had to hook up as follows:

    [16] to +12v
    [4] & [5] to ground
    [2] to the Chrysler PCI data line
    ...
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    the Bluetooth redo of the Android Steering Wheel...

    the Bluetooth redo of the Android Steering Wheel Interface app is now up, the new project is called Car Bus Interface: https://github.com/theksmith/CarBusInterface

    the quote the README:

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    my open source Steering Wheel Interface Android...

    my open source Steering Wheel Interface Android app has evolved into a new more flexible app called Car Bus Interface: https://github.com/theksmith/CarBusInterface (still open source)

    the new app...
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    thanks - it's funny, i've actually left things in...

    thanks - it's funny, i've actually left things in the same place now for so long that my hand just reaches for them by memory more than i need to look.

    i've been longing for a newer faster tablet...
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    been messing with the tablet a little lately. i'm...

    been messing with the tablet a little lately. i'm running the Cyanogenmod 11 unofficial build currently, it's ok but i lost 3G (only 4G or nothing now), and some of the apps are a little slow....
  11. Tasker is overkill for your request but you might...

    Tasker is overkill for your request but you might want to look into it anyways as it can automate nearly anything and you'll probably be wanting to do some more advanced stuff eventually anyway.
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  12. hey thanks! i don't remember a red ZJ lately -...

    hey thanks! i don't remember a red ZJ lately - what trail?

    i'll check out Androzic, hadn't heard of it before. i'm using AlpineQuest currently with Caltopo sourced maps mostly (the USFS and USGS...
  13. which offroad nav app are you using? i'm slowly...

    which offroad nav app are you using? i'm slowly building up my own collection using MOBAC to create map files for AlpineQuest, though once i have the tile cache on my Mac i can re-create the maps for...
  14. thanks! glad someone can benefit.

    thanks! glad someone can benefit.
  15. Rear screen projector system for movies in an 03 Jeep Grand Cherokee (Android based)

    my basic Android tablet based carputer has been pretty stable for a while and so that's allowing me to explore some different integration ideas.
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    i did a full write-up on the rear-screen...

    i did a full write-up on the rear-screen projector: http://theksmith.com/hobbies-interests/jeep-rear-screen-projector-for-camping/

    it got some use this weekend finally!
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    hey nice work!

    hey nice work!
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    i'm putting a much simpler setup in my...

    i'm putting a much simpler setup in my girlfriends Liberty currently - see progress here: http://offroadpassport.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3572
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    interesting - what vehicle are you working on? i...

    interesting - what vehicle are you working on? i didn't notice a bus msg on button release, but could have very easily missed that!
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    the app should work regardless of where you...

    the app should work regardless of where you actually splice into power... doesn't matter if it's plugged into a cig lighter outlet or hard wired to a switched source.

    but like you said, it does...
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    thanks everyone! can't wait to show the first...

    thanks everyone! can't wait to show the first movie at camp. i think it'll be "Dust to Glory" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_B6N-jXoFvM)
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    yes, i got a refurbished one on woot a while...

    yes, i got a refurbished one on woot a while back. they have it on there again now but for not as good a deal - i think i paid $199.
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    thanks! and yep, it's just like an old...

    thanks! and yep, it's just like an old rear-projection-screen TV. i can probably sit about 8 to 10 people behind the jeep and all have a good view.
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    plenty of bluetooth products that mount to...

    plenty of bluetooth products that mount to steering wheel and can control media (play/pause/next track/etc.) and answer/end calls. they all use a standard bluetooth interface so they should work with...
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    thanks for the interest in the projector...

    thanks for the interest in the projector everyone! i made a video to show how it works...


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLXf1nC-8H4

    the projected area is only the size of a 40" TV, but i...
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