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  1. I've been trying to find a silicone gel that...

    I've been trying to find a silicone gel that would work. But the only thing readily available is clear silicone adhesive from the hardware store. The problem is how well it'll perform over time and...
  2. This is a very difficult question to answer...

    This is a very difficult question to answer realistically and fair.

    If the transflective film was part of the manufacturing process and built in the same quantity as the transmissive screens, the...
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    I've used copilot laptop 7 and currently using...

    I've used copilot laptop 7 and currently using 10. My biggest complaints are the following:

    interface doesn't scale well for small screens. At 800x600, I've had POI box pop-up beyond the edge of...
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    Thanks guys, so it seems that the RR time/date...

    Thanks guys, so it seems that the RR time/date can have some irregularities. Shouldn't RR look at other NMEA sentences to verify proper satellite lock before updating?
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    GPS date/time sync behavior

    I'm planning to use the GPS date/time sync feature in RR on a CarPC that's always in standby or hibernate and both RR and Navi software always running at the same time.

    How does RR schedule...
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    Other ways to eliminate ground loop?

    We all know the best way to eliminate ground loop is not to have any. But if you're going to isolate the audio signal, why not eliminate audio ground all together. This is assuming the ground loop is...
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    To power the CarPC will depend heavily on what...

    To power the CarPC will depend heavily on what usecase are running. If you're playing movies all the time, the you battery life will be significantly shorter than just playing mp3. How long do you...
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    Phil, from my understanding of that thread the...

    Phil, from my understanding of that thread the diode is selected base on current handling and low voltage drop across the diode. Make sure your diode will handles the current you're putting through...
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    Another member here named Shchua drew a regulator...

    Another member here named Shchua drew a regulator schematic to power most 12V LCDs. It'll take 7-14V and output an adjustable 12V. I built the circuit for my LCD and have never had a problem with it....
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    Mazda6gp, what size 12V battery are you using?...

    Mazda6gp, what size 12V battery are you using? And do you know how long it last before being forced to cut power to the PC?
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    Standby 5V system

    I'm thinking about how to safely keep the carpc in standby while the car is off. I know people build "tank" circuits with a separate battery, but what kind of battery and capacities are practical?
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    I'm using ALK CoPilot Laptop 10 with a 5Hz BT GPS...

    I'm using ALK CoPilot Laptop 10 with a 5Hz BT GPS without any problems. I agree that for navigation, 1Hz is sufficent. I use my 5Hz as part of my datalogging setup during autox and track events where...
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    I've been using Copilot10 for about 6 months and...

    I've been using Copilot10 for about 6 months and haven't had this problem. I've installed it on both my CarPC and my Thinkpad, both work well everytime. I've driven for 8 hours straight with it...
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    The USB-I2C device you mentioned is already using...

    The USB-I2C device you mentioned is already using a virtual COM port. So it is like accessing it with hyperterminal. Are you finding it difficult to use the COM port or understanding how I2C works?
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    They still require 120V input... don't see the...

    They still require 120V input... don't see the use other than for testing.
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    I say a 555 timer circuit.

    I say a 555 timer circuit.
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    The headers you mentioned are too big, more for...

    The headers you mentioned are too big, more for regular PC headers than the nano. The crimper also only works for the larger pins. I have tried the larger crimpers only to have a bad crimp and the...
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    Yea, it's the front panel connector. It has 4...

    Yea, it's the front panel connector. It has 4 pairs of wires: PWR, Reset, HD_LED, PWR_LED.
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    Here's the cable I just made today. I found some...

    Here's the cable I just made today. I found some good ribbon cables in my parts box, so each pair of wires are bonded together. I then color coded each wire with heat shrink. Each wire also has a...
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    Thanks guys. I finally solved the audio whine and...

    Thanks guys. I finally solved the audio whine and it was due to ground loops. The aluminum frame mounts onto the plastic points in the cubby, this means all current has to return via the long power...
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    I was just suggesting to walstib that I can make...

    I was just suggesting to walstib that I can make the header with open ended wires so he can choose what LED (color, style) or switches (type, size) to add. Would that work?
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    I can make Nano-ITX cables

    The nano-ITX EPIA NL uses small 2mm Molex headers that are hard to find. I had to buy a molex crimper for $200 to properly crimp the pins for these headers. I made the audio cables, USB and VGA...
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    I haven't had any slowdowns yet. There is a brief...

    I haven't had any slowdowns yet. There is a brief input delay time when I start RR and Copilot at the same time, but I'm switching to hibernate later so that should go away.

    Copilot has been great...
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    Good stuff! It seems like the mobo could fit...

    Good stuff! It seems like the mobo could fit right behind the screen too. Was that ever considered an option?
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    Simple feedback SDC

    I've been reading this forum for a good 3 years now and I think I finally have something interesting to contribute. I've designed a SDC I feel is simpler to build and pretty effective. I'm using it...
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