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    Hi, my sig has my current build, a Surface Pro2....

    Hi, my sig has my current build, a Surface Pro2. I had a feeling you didn't have steering controls, I was thinking more along the lines of a control panel between the seats, no need to reach or take...
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    Nice work and great to see it coming together....

    Nice work and great to see it coming together. I've also been impressed with a similar tablet from HP that I'm mucking around with.

    Only thing missing is a good simple Vehicle Interface (FE) to...
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    Well this is interesting - it appears that trying...

    Well this is interesting - it appears that trying those normal registry hacks actually caused Hibernate (Hidden on this Tablet) to stop working when initialised by a Software command. Removing the...
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    A bit more digging: Users of the SP3 are...

    A bit more digging:

    Users of the SP3 are complaining about Connected Standby and are asking for ways to disable it. It appears that when deactivated, Sleep is no longer an option. However...
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    There is specification for the amount of power...

    There is specification for the amount of power used per day in this state. This operation is the same as a Mobile Phone. Closest I can get to timing it with a stopwatch is <1 second from Button Push...
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    Connected Standby

    I recently came into possession of a "HP Stream 8" tablet that runs Win8.1 32bit. The device has a Quad core Atom, a single USB port with a 32GB eMMC and a 32GB MicroSD card.

    I found that it has...
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    FYI for anyone running Garmin-PC in portrait...

    FYI for anyone running Garmin-PC in portrait mode: I know, not relevant at the moment for most of you, but for future reference: If you are running Win8.x and have screen sizing options set above...
  8. Yes, some do but a hell of a lot don't these...

    Yes, some do but a hell of a lot don't these days. Any that do will have the positive and negative terminals marked, but in some cases this is also misleading, connect it up back to front with a...
  9. Yes back EMF from the collapsing field in the...

    Yes back EMF from the collapsing field in the coils will do that, I always put a diode across the coils (even when switching transistors or FETS are not involved) as it stops clicks and glitches in...
  10. Ok understand what you are doing, however I'm not...

    Ok understand what you are doing, however I'm not sure what that guy is talking about, but taking a typical LED which requires 20ma to illuminate. At 12 volts a 1k resistor in series with a 20ma LED...
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    Yes, as SNO said, excellent work.

    Yes, as SNO said, excellent work.
  12. If using 12v LEDS then they already incorporate a...

    If using 12v LEDS then they already incorporate a dropping resistor in series with the LED (as you said).

    A relay cannot pull power through a switch and stop a LED across it's coil from seeing 12...
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    I'm assuming the monitor is USB powered??? If...

    I'm assuming the monitor is USB powered??? If so, and if the repeater cable does not have a socket for +5v power at the far end then it's unlikely you will successfully power the Monitor over that...
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    Had a chance to grab a few photos of the FE in...

    Had a chance to grab a few photos of the FE in portrait mode and before I go into this, I should define what my Front End is.

    A. This FE is to be used as a Vehicle sound entertainment and Vehicle...
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    Added picture of new solenoid to last post. ...

    Added picture of new solenoid to last post.

    Circuit for new higher power solenoid, the STP80PF55, P-channel MOSFET- 80 A @ 55 V is available almost everywhere for around $3.90.

    See post #81...
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    Tested on the S-Pro and yes it can trigger the...

    Tested on the S-Pro and yes it can trigger the button directly, but it's too unreliable due to the fact that it requires a lot more force that I remembered to press the dam button. In the end, the...
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    FYI/quick update: The 6 volt Solenoid ordered in...

    FYI/quick update: The 6 volt Solenoid ordered in previous link arrived and I just had a chance to test it.

    I haven't tested it on the SP2 as yet, however this solenoid is actually quite small and...
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    Sounds like it should be an easy interface in any...

    Sounds like it should be an easy interface in any case. Hopefully I'll have the 6v Solenoid in the next week, I'm very sure that the actuator leaver can be drastically reduced in size and simplicity...
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    I found a few pictures of the Prototype Surface...

    I found a few pictures of the Prototype Surface Pro Power on Button control solenoid and lever.

    This first photo is the paddle that sits against the S-Pro power button. Its slope matches the angle...
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    An update on the Surface Pro 2 after a few 2...

    An update on the Surface Pro 2 after a few 2 hour trips in 100deg heat, and a couple of things I had not thought of.

    First off, the screen: It's been really good 95% of the time in hot bright...
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    Hi, any kind of rotary switch can be mimicked via...

    Hi, any kind of rotary switch can be mimicked via a microcontroller and plugged into the SP3 via USB.

    Two things are needed:

    1: A small microprocessor with bit of electronics for a micro port...
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    Thanks, I'll take a few pictures of the slide...

    Thanks, I'll take a few pictures of the slide when I get a chance. Basically it's piece of aluminium with the last 1/2" or so bent at 90deg. This plate slides behind the tablet backing plate which...
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    Hi hexxamillion really nice install, as each...

    Hi hexxamillion really nice install, as each install replaces the last I think you find easier ways to do the things that YOU want and discard things you hardly ever use, simplifies it a lot, again...
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    No just got lucky, although I would have soldered...

    No just got lucky, although I would have soldered the fuse in the holder as I did on my 5v USB supply, just means you need a soldering iron to replace it.

    I've tested and posted before about the...
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    Dismantled the install in the dash - cleaned up...

    Dismantled the install in the dash - cleaned up all metalwork and painted - reinstalled and grabbed this shot. Still without the trim insert but certainly clean (or is that vacant) when the Tablet is...
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