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    I'd recommend getting a simple bezel cut for you...

    I'd recommend getting a simple bezel cut for you out of something like ABS plastic - just a narrow rectangular border, perhaps with some screw holes for attaching the display. This way you'd have a...
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    I don't think it'll be a huge deal. In .NET,...

    I don't think it'll be a huge deal. In .NET, events/delegates are great for this. Just stick a polling routine in a separate thread and have it fire an event in the main program when it's time to...
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    I'm quite interested in this sort of thing (wish...

    I'm quite interested in this sort of thing (wish I had more free time to play with it)

    An article I found that looks pretty useful, about using windows image acquisition (WIA) in .NET:...
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    This is exactly what I'd expect would happen... ...

    This is exactly what I'd expect would happen... They're certainly not hot-swappable devices.
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    I was in your situation, I had a BU-303 and I...

    I was in your situation, I had a BU-303 and I could only get signal with it under the windshield, where the reflection off the windshield was distracting to me, or outside the car, which ended up...
  6. Thread: Tin foil

    by evandude
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    kleenex and scott are popular brand names for...

    kleenex and scott are popular brand names for their respective products, "tin foil" isn't... aluminum foil is called tin foil because:
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    by the way, one thing you might find useful: ...

    by the way, one thing you might find useful:
    http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/power-supplies/57132-how-modifying-pw200.html
    That's a short guide on how I modified a PW-200 to split the 12v input...
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    Frankly, IMO, this is not a smart thing to build...

    Frankly, IMO, this is not a smart thing to build yourself. First, I don't think you could POSSIBLY build one for cheaper than the mass-produced inverters, which really are remarkably inexpensive for...
  9. Every time I open up the New Posts: Live thing,...

    Every time I open up the New Posts: Live thing, it shows the list and then immediately feeds in the newest 4 or 5 posts one at a time, about once a second, to the top - I know they're not actually...
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    Positive?

    Positive?
  11. Thread: M2-ATX Issues

    by evandude
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    probably the cheapest option is to hack a normal...

    probably the cheapest option is to hack a normal PC ATX power supply, those are often good for like 10A on the 12v rail. That, and most people either have a spare one around, or can get a used one...
  12. Thread: M2-ATX Issues

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    Uh, yeah... Just glancing at the product info in...

    Uh, yeah... Just glancing at the product info in the mp3car store, the lilliput is rated at 9W power draw. I don't know for sure what the AC adapter is rated at, but I'd bet it's not significantly...
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    Just as a frame of reference, Watts = Volts *...

    Just as a frame of reference, Watts = Volts * Amps. Take the wattage of your amp, and divide by 12 volts, to get a ballpark figure for the number of amps it can draw.

    For example, a 300W...
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    One thing is, unless it says otherwise in the...

    One thing is, unless it says otherwise in the item description or something, it's probably safe to assume that the mobo won't support standby. I've bought a couple of boards as "combos" with...
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    One important distinction here is that if you cut...

    One important distinction here is that if you cut power while it's in standby, it won't resume, and will need to do a regular boot instead. If you cut power while it's in hibernate, it will resume...
  16. Well, just a little update, I'm still quite...

    Well, just a little update, I'm still quite active with this project, just haven't had much 'eye candy' to share, as I've been working entirely on the software/firmware side of things. ...
  17. I use these connectors quite often, they're...

    I use these connectors quite often, they're moderately cheap (about 50 cents per 2-pin connector, including housing and pins) - but you do (sort of) need the crimping tool, which is about $11. You...
  18. I have a set of carbide PCB router bits that I...

    I have a set of carbide PCB router bits that I use a lot. I bought them from some surplus place, such as:
    http://www.goldmine-elec-products.com/prodinfo.asp?number=G13259

    They're absolutely...
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    Using series diodes is NOT an acceptable way to...

    Using series diodes is NOT an acceptable way to drop a regulated voltage at high current. Diode forward voltage varies with current so the voltage your PC sees is not going to be constant as the...
  20. I think the biggest issue there is not in the...

    I think the biggest issue there is not in the risk of damaging your plumbing, but in damaging the environment. Etching solution isn't exactly furiously reactive to copper - otherwise the boards...
  21. From my personal experience, I routinely use...

    From my personal experience, I routinely use 10mil (0.254mm) wide traces and track spacings on my homemade PCB's with no trouble. I'm fairly confident that I could even go slightly finer than that...
  22. Thanks for the advice, Chris31. It's good to...

    Thanks for the advice, Chris31. It's good to hear from people with different ideas of what would make useful features, because everyone's setup is different, and things like you just mentioned are...
  23. Yep, that's one of the things I was planning on -...

    Yep, that's one of the things I was planning on - one on-board temp sensor and possibly one remote temp sensor - both for general-purpose monitoring, and keeping the PC within safe temp limits.

    My...
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    How about a couple of these:...

    How about a couple of these:
    http://www.bumperstickermagnet.com/band-aid.html
  25. I am not very familiar with the details, but I...

    I am not very familiar with the details, but I know that there's on-board DC-DC circuitry that generates Vcore - and it's that converter that would draw from the 12v or 5v rail. I wouldn't expect...
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