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    Sorry it took so long to reply, things have been...

    Sorry it took so long to reply, things have been really busy lately with finals and moving. Later this week I will post my build, pics, and review of that lm317 photoresistor setup. But since I have...
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    imho I would sugest investing the $80 for a dc-dc...

    imho I would sugest investing the $80 for a dc-dc psu. Also might I reccomend gentoo, it can be made more light weight to offer a faster system. I do know that amarok allows for global shortcuts to...
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    Sticky: hey, I'm a moron! thanks blue.

    hey, I'm a moron!
    thanks blue.
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    Well the more I look at it the more I like it,...

    Well the more I look at it the more I like it, but what do I do about audio in. I'm looking at sirius (ok quality), hd radio (from what I've been told great quality), and a 3.5mm on the dash (to be...
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    Very interesting... would not have thought of or...

    Very interesting... would not have thought of or found that. But when I said 5.1 I was more meaning 4.1 (5.1 is more commonly referred to) so that I could change the fade level from the pc (not set...
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    Cool, I figured this thread was hopeless... I am...

    Cool, I figured this thread was hopeless...
    I am looking at the Turtle Beach Audio Advantage SRM, but I wont buy for about a month. Its about the same price range. Iv got 4 6.5" door and rear deck...
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    Sticky: So I cant help but notice that the mirror on page...

    So I cant help but notice that the mirror on page one is down, its been like this for a few days too. Is there another mirror that I can get it from?

    Also I'm more then willing to put it up on my...
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    Good Sound Card Suggestions

    I am almost done planning my install but am stuck on what brand or type of sound card to use.

    It would be nice to get something that is USB, but I do understand there is a quality loss. I could go...
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    So every time I said photovoltaic I meant...

    So every time I said photovoltaic I meant photoresistor.

    I thought I had a LM117 laying around but I didn't so building a test in kinda hard, but by looking at the data sheet and knowing that more...
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    Sounds great. I do not know from memory if a...

    Sounds great. I do not know from memory if a variable voltage reg and a photovoltaic cell will just match up (with a few other pots to tune it) of if it will need some other mods.

    I will be...
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    Well digikey it is then. Thanks again for all...

    Well digikey it is then.

    Thanks again for all the help.
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    one thing I did not take into concieration is if...

    one thing I did not take into concieration is if a relay will fire that fast or if the relay itself will become warn out.

    Will I have to get a special relay to handle pulsing every 1 - 10 ms?
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    ya I agree, but it was a simple glimmer of hope...

    ya I agree, but it was a simple glimmer of hope formula and it seemed to be logical.

    Well I think what I am going to do is buy at least 250 (shipping is the worst part) and basically play with...
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    Well I was going to say I got the math wrong, but...

    Well I was going to say I got the math wrong, but just take all the mm you see in my post and make that meters w/o converting the numbers. Basically I did the math for meters and they are tagged as...
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    Have you tried using a variable output voltage...

    Have you tried using a variable output voltage regulator? I think that using 2 pots and a photovoltaic cell it might be passable to have it automated based on the ambient light.

    So am I correct to...
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    I guess that if the pulse was 100x a second or...

    I guess that if the pulse was 100x a second or faster there would not be too much strain on the motor, I just don't want to have to replace it in 6 months.



    Well I am planing on having a...
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    Actually mine is exactly the same, but I was...

    Actually mine is exactly the same, but I was wanting to change that to a finer control so the motor can ramp up or slow down, plus during the summer right between two settings is about perfect...
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    Very interesting.... I see that you are only...

    Very interesting....

    I see that you are only using 24 LEDs, will that be or was that the final count?
    How are you powering them? Is the brightness controlled?



    How bright was the factory...
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    Well I have managed to answer all of the above...

    Well I have managed to answer all of the above questions to my satisfaction. The only thing that is left is how to control the blower motor. Would it be a good idea to do a PWM system for it (rapidly...
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    So I was browsing for solutions to regulate the...

    So I was browsing for solutions to regulate the brightness in a cost effective manor and came across 500,000mcd and 750,000mcd LEDs. While looking into them I found that they were often referred to...
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    Where did you mount the PC? Was there space...

    Where did you mount the PC? Was there space somewhere up inside the dash or did it go in the trunk?
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    No I had not, and it seems that I should be...

    No I had not, and it seems that I should be worried about heat and not bright enough.

    Coucouillu, in the pictures of your backlight upgrade, are those 2 10,000mcd LEDs with a screen in front of...
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    I think you miss understood the layout of the...

    I think you miss understood the layout of the board, let me try to explain in a text drawing


    if you were looking down the end of the setup, with the screen to the left, and ccfl tubes were on...
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    I did a double check on the size and I was wrong,...

    I did a double check on the size and I was wrong, they are 1.6mm not 1.2mm, but still very small...
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    Thats exactly what I was afraid of, but I had not...

    Thats exactly what I was afraid of, but I had not thought of that solution. As for now I am going to try just the LED upgrade.



    Actually that is almost exactly what I was going to do, but the...
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