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    If you plan using the Arduino only for the IrDa...

    If you plan using the Arduino only for the IrDa stuff, you may use Nano (because of the onboard USB) or even Pro Mini, but there is no USB on board so external should be used.
    Pros: Price and size...
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    to camo.b: It can be any colour. Everything you...

    to camo.b: It can be any colour. Everything you see has been drown pixel by pixel, by lines or with filled rectangles. No images used. Just green best suits to my existing interior back-light.
    The...
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    Another crazy Idea. I got after-market LPG system...

    Another crazy Idea. I got after-market LPG system fitted. It has just 4-5 LED's inside showing me how many fuel I got. What's more, it will be nice to be able to able to monitor the voltages of both...
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    It's a test sktech but... here you are: ...

    It's a test sktech but... here you are:


    #include <Wire.h>
    #include <LiquidCrystal_I2C.h>

    //Write down the returned value for each button. My sketch will do the rest for you.
    int Center =...
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    The car is getting new engine ... so sad....

    The car is getting new engine ... so sad.
    However I've got some free time :)
    It happens that I bought a brand new Sony RM-X2S for ... just 2 GBP :)
    Adding the fact I'm on "Arduino stage" I decided...
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    1. To eliminate the risk of flat main battery 2....

    1. To eliminate the risk of flat main battery
    2. To eliminate the stress (making the devices to restart) during cranking
    3. To protect (in case he wires it right) the car's electronics

    4....
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    Well another way is to use the fuel pump fuse as...

    Well another way is to use the fuel pump fuse as a signal. From there trough a 3-5A fuse you could control a relay, which in fact will feed up your voltage regulator again trough a appropriate fuse....
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    Oh yes, I forgot the allays on part. OK, again -...

    Oh yes, I forgot the allays on part. OK, again - it's a power satate (working at full/sleeping). If there is a signal for that - you could use it.
    Even a SMD LED could do the job, but then you...
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    About the powered hub: I power mine by the state...

    About the powered hub:
    I power mine by the state of the PC. How?
    I've taken a 12v wire from the PC which controls an relay. So when the PC is ON, the relay's coil is engaged and all the devices...
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    Things are getting more compact:...

    Things are getting more compact:
    http://media.snimka.bg/s1/3172/032587487.jpg?r=0
    The Arduino Mini Pro on the left is just acting as a car alarm LED blinker + simulator of the LED of the PC...
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    Disconnect and connect voltages and delays will...

    Disconnect and connect voltages and delays will be adjustable so that I'll be able to make a custom version of voltage sensing insulator that will be suitable for me. I got the arduino for other...
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    Connecting the relay's coil trough the starter is...

    Connecting the relay's coil trough the starter is clever way to deal with the 'charge light off during cranking' situation and I really like it.
    BUT hey - I've already made a voltage sensing...
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    I drive mostly in town, and that forced me to...

    I drive mostly in town, and that forced me to start thinking about a clever way to control the PC. But you know, when you start you say "Why don't I made and this, oh what about that ..." :)

    The...
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    Some update here :) In the eugenweij's threat I...

    Some update here :)
    In the eugenweij's threat I mentioned I'm making an arduino based controller.
    Here is the Idea:

    I want to control (OUTputs):
    1. The monitor. When it will be up and when...
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    Sorry for interrupting (because I have no info...

    Sorry for interrupting (because I have no info about the odroid boards), but I'll give you a reference:
    My set-up (a DN2800MT mobo + 6.4 LCD) draws at full power 35 wats, which means 3A. The LCD...
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    The vibro from old phone is great idea. It's...

    The vibro from old phone is great idea. It's small enough and hopefully strong enough to push (errrr hit :) he-he ) the button :)
    If it was me I would try that route.
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    http://www.leeproducts.co.uk/press_release_archive...

    http://www.leeproducts.co.uk/press_release_archive_1.htm (yeah, they are in china, but who knows)
    Another idea: a nozzle/sprayer. The little hole replaced with some kind of pin. It will be really...
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    Thinking (yeah, just thinking/writing, I'm not...

    Thinking (yeah, just thinking/writing, I'm not yet sure whether the idea is good or not). So Thinking about "the smallest solenoid"... hmm, we/you need something really small, which can be...
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    Any progress? I like your job and I'm waiting...

    Any progress?
    I like your job and I'm waiting with great interest to see something new from you.
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    Come on, folks. Why everybody is mirroring this...

    Come on, folks. Why everybody is mirroring this from his point of view ?!? We are ALL threatened of potential risk of the same scenario as treetop777.
    Just all the electronics we put inside our cars...
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    Check out pages 10-12 in my worklog. Next time,...

    Check out pages 10-12 in my worklog. Next time, take your time and do it propper.
    Nice new rige. Sometimes something bad must happen to make place for the good one :)
    Waiting to see your progress
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    As a fist time is fine. Just don't loose your...

    As a fist time is fine. Just don't loose your enthusiasm and be patient - make yourself a song "Sanding, Saaanding, SaaaAAaaAAaaanding. Sha-la-la-Samd-la-la-ing" :) That's the key.
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    Night: 21:00-22:00. Most of the time there are...

    Night: 21:00-22:00. Most of the time there are not street lamps. Mind that 60-70 of the blicks (large white spots) are because of the phone camera which is auto-focusing. The reverse cam is no guilty...
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    camo.b, if you need any assistance just ask. I'm...

    camo.b, if you need any assistance just ask. I'm a beginner, too, but I'll do my best to help you

    Davefocus, here are two videos made for you. Note that I'm filming with my phone camera, which is...
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    Тerms in english in electronics are hard to say,...

    Тerms in english in electronics are hard to say, so sorry about the explanations in previous posts.

    This the photo I was talking about:
    http://media.snimka.bg/s1/2856/031955736-big.jpg?r=0


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