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  1. few quick tips you speak of power converters...

    few quick tips


    you speak of power converters but you would be much better off using a dc-dc power supply and run it off the vehicles 12v system rather than using a converter or inverter to step...
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    man I just about forgot about this screen... hop...

    man I just about forgot about this screen... hop something materializes soon :)
  3. hey lunaEros, I'm 46, getting old man :) I've...

    hey lunaEros, I'm 46, getting old man :) I've been through many many years of mainly GM's, then a bit of a love afair with my Infiniti which of course I still have, but now my latest fav is...
  4. hey man, I too have been playing with this stuff...

    hey man, I too have been playing with this stuff since way back when, my first carpc actually ran windows 3.11 and it was a real treat to upgrade it to the then new windows 95... wow, that's pretty...
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    ha, I already paid for the DHL shipping though, I...

    ha, I already paid for the DHL shipping though, I didn't even realize there was any economy shipping option until after I ordered, then seen that mentioned here :)
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    I just checked there site and see this: Not...

    I just checked there site and see this:


    Not very good news for us guys we are forced to postpone shipping of our new 7″ LCDs. Electronics is ready and assembled, LCDs are already in our...
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    really nice install, only thing that really takes...

    really nice install, only thing that really takes away from it a bit to me is the very big notch for you to pull it out. without that it looks 100%. there's got to be a way to improve that at least a...
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    a pre-amp or processor of some sort comes to mind

    a pre-amp or processor of some sort comes to mind
  9. I see you've winded up finding a solution but in...

    I see you've winded up finding a solution but in case you ever changed around your usb setup and needed an alternative, if you are rooted then in developer options there is a setting to keep the...
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    I'm interested, I have a nexus 7 in the dash of a...

    I'm interested, I have a nexus 7 in the dash of a Mercedes R500 and play everything through the factory Harmon kardon system. finding the wires to the headunit are no problem. my steering wheel...
  11. use a circuit breaker, the resettable kind... you...

    use a circuit breaker, the resettable kind... you can trip it at any time to open the circuit, like a switch. this is the most compact way to switch this, and it also adds the necessary protection...
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    ok, a few nudges for you... I think you are...

    ok, a few nudges for you...


    I think you are making something that could be so simple into something that will be many many times more difficult and frustrating.

    with the exception of...
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    it's there, a few posts above yours

    it's there, a few posts above yours
  14. very nice, anyone who doesn't know better will...

    very nice, anyone who doesn't know better will think it's stock. I agree that's the only way to go, especially on a higher end newer car like this. looking at your finished pictures I can really see...
  15. Thread: A "Mac'd V"

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    awesome job man, that's really nice integration,...

    awesome job man, that's really nice integration, what board did you use for the rgb conversion, is it the newegg one you listed?
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    no, a door lock actuator is a free floating...

    no, a door lock actuator is a free floating plunger when not activated, otherwise it would prevent you from manually locking and unlocking a latch, it's not like a linear actuator or servo. all you...
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    a door lock actuator is an electromagnetic...

    a door lock actuator is an electromagnetic plunger, it can be wired to either push or pull and it will have at least an inch of travel if not more and can be had for like $5-$10 to your door. if it's...
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    just poking around on ebay now, has anyone seen...

    just poking around on ebay now, has anyone seen this 1280x800 lilliput? ...
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    sorry can't see that link, just takes me to a...

    sorry can't see that link, just takes me to a main ebay page... I'm wondering if I can mix and match the controllers from the screen I just ordered to the nexus 7 panel. if you're looking for a...
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    I just ordered one of these... I guess it's worth...

    I just ordered one of these... I guess it's worth checking out... really what it amounts to is that it's half of an average android tablet, instead of a motherboard, memory, battery and gps wifi...
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    you could rig up a door lock actuator to push the...

    you could rig up a door lock actuator to push the button, also I did one once with a spring loaded bar that sat above the switch behind the dash, just reached in above the screen and pulled the bar...
  22. wow Matt, that's a very ambitious install man, I...

    wow Matt, that's a very ambitious install man, I am really interested in seeing the final install because I just bought an 06 Mercedes R500 which has a very similar dash and I installed an android...
  23. yeah, the st5111 never even winded up making it...

    yeah, the st5111 never even winded up making it into the dash, still the earlier stwhateveritwas model in there... might go with the st5111 I guess, or honestly, lately I've been really loving the...
  24. yeah, guys, been really tied up with so many life...

    yeah, guys, been really tied up with so many life issues, this thing has been on the back burner for a long while now, but I'm getting ready to tow it back to my shop and start to work on it again...
  25. like I said, resistance is not the only factor....

    like I said, resistance is not the only factor. the main power to the screen may be one thing but other communications lines can transmit at much lower voltages, could be 1.2V, could even be less...
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