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  1. I'm not too familiar with the Carnetix & Opus...

    I'm not too familiar with the Carnetix & Opus laptop power supplies - how is it interfacing with the laptop to automate startup?

    I decided to stay with the inverter route just to keep the project...
  2. This is the PIC code to use: (you can use a...

    This is the PIC code to use: (you can use a PICkit 3 to program the chip from your PC)
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    // Laptop Auto Power on
    // Michael Vogel
    // (c) June 2013
    //...
  3. Carputer - How to make your Laptop start up / boot automatically (video)

    I'm using a laptop in my carputer project, and needed a way to boot automatically when the car turns on (i.e. simulate a power button press when the laptop gets "plugged in").

    Laptops generally...
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    I bought a keypad just like this one for $4 off...

    I bought a keypad just like this one for $4 off eBay: ...
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    Yes, I am from the land of daytime running...

    Yes, I am from the land of daytime running lights. What gave it away?


    I hadn't even considered extreme temperature until now. Should I be insulating the computer in the winter? It rarely stays...
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    Lol, yes I knew from the outset that I could have...

    Lol, yes I knew from the outset that I could have just used an mp3 player ;)

    It was more fun this way, and I now have the infrastructure set up to add more functionality to the carputer. I'll look...
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    No display yet (though it would be cool!). The...

    No display yet (though it would be cool!). The whole project cost about $40 (the computer is a pentium III with windows 2000).

    I used a program called ZenKEY to create custom keyboard macros....
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    I should mention that this is my first carputer...

    I should mention that this is my first carputer effort. I'm not using a touchscreen, but a $4 mini-keypad I bought off eBay:

    http://michaelvogel.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/img_2932.jpg


    I...
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    Completed Carputer in 2004 Civic

    I've just completed my first Carputer project, and I'm very pleased with the results.

    I'm using it as a straight music machine, and I've used keyboard macros to let me control all music/playlist...
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