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    The Matrix Orbitals look good, with built-in USB...

    The Matrix Orbitals look good, with built-in USB to serial etc. but to get one where I'm located would be far too expensive, compared to a common serial or parallel LCD.

    I'm sure someone could...
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    Will standard HD44780-compatible character LCDs...

    Will standard HD44780-compatible character LCDs be supported? That is, will it support the common parallel and serial displays or only Matrix Orbital units? Or are those HD44780 compatible anyway?
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    I've got a travel cooler/warmer with a built in...

    I've got a travel cooler/warmer with a built in 12v peltier plate, and computer fan. Works fine and I got it for $25.
    Don't know how many watts it is, consumes about 2A when on so I'd guess 20-25W....
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    Finally some pictures: My stuff waiting for a...

    Finally some pictures:

    My stuff waiting for a car to go in.
    http://silver.thruhere.net/images/car/audio.jpg
    http://silver.thruhere.net/images/car/minifridge.jpg

    The car....
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    That sounds cool. Computer, microwave,...

    That sounds cool.
    Computer, microwave, projector, I want to do something like that one day.
    Got a minifridge too?

    One thing though.
    I assume you have AC sockets running off an inverter. Is the...
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    So the netbook will be using a separate...

    So the netbook will be using a separate touchscreen?
    I'm not sure what you mean by a 'touchscreen controller'. Touchscreen controllers go between the USB interface and the touch glass, but it seems...
  7. So you're saying you want to use the onboard...

    So you're saying you want to use the onboard sound?

    If you lose the head unit, you'll need a separate amplifier to drive the speakers. Connecting the soundcard/onboard to the amp is easy.
    Small...
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    Hey people just found this thread and thought I'd...

    Hey people just found this thread and thought I'd bring it back. Good to see there are some carputers in NZ.

    I'm a NZer and recently interested in carputing. I'm putting a carPC in my first car.
    ...
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    I'm finally getting close to starting on this!...

    I'm finally getting close to starting on this!
    The car's getting rust repaired and should be done in about a week.
    The USB GPS finally showed up, and works fine.
    Built a PICAXE car alarm. I'll...
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    I have Centrafuse play all my music on random. I...

    I have Centrafuse play all my music on random. I have a playlist called All that contains all songs which I play on random. Every time I add more music I have to manually update the playlist which...
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    Haven't updated this in a while. I have...

    Haven't updated this in a while.

    I have recently become interested in PICAXE microcontrollers, so I have decided as my first project I'll make a PICAXE car alarm. I could just buy a car alarm, but...
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    While it is possible to use it as a computer...

    While it is possible to use it as a computer screen in this way, it isn't recommended as the low image quality of rca video can make text hard to read. Also, the touchscreen can't be used with the...
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    Hi, to get dashboard info on the computer you'll...

    Hi, to get dashboard info on the computer you'll need to use OBDII. I don't know much about it, but I don't know of any free OBD software. And it will probably be even harder to find suitable...
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    update: Car was checked to find out what needs...

    update:

    Car was checked to find out what needs fixing. Besides the rust in the boot, also the headlights don't work and one of the brakes is sticking.

    Taking it to the garage was my first time...
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    mistake?

    mistake?
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    I'll agree that radio should be provided by a...

    I'll agree that radio should be provided by a head unit, it's just easier that way. It seems that motorized screens aren't recommended by people here, because they aren't considered reliable. Perhaps...
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    Thanks for the reply. RCA outs on the HU would...

    Thanks for the reply.

    RCA outs on the HU would be helpful, I haven't looked back there, but the HU is the original one - from 1983, so I seriously doubt there would be.

    I assumed the output...
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    Hey I'm using an Aspire One too, but I'm keeping...

    Hey I'm using an Aspire One too, but I'm keeping it in one piece as I use it for other purposes outside the car. Using the car charger too.

    So you're going to put the One and the lilliput in the...
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    I was just thinking, if I wired the head unit and...

    I was just thinking, if I wired the head unit and computer sound together (with resistors to drop the HU's output to line level), would it be possible for the sound card to be fried by the HU? I...
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    Hi I'm new at this too, I believe the major front...

    Hi I'm new at this too, I believe the major front ends (centrafuse, riderunner, streetdeck etc.) have voice recognition capability to control music and other functions, but require you to push a...
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    If the screen goes blank or goes into standby, it...

    If the screen goes blank or goes into standby, it could be that windows power management is set to turn off the monitor after some time of inactivity, which makes the graphics card stop its output....
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    Another netbook carputer

    I have pretty much figured out how I'm going to install my Acer Aspire One in my first car, a 1983 Mitsubishi Sigma SE, but I'll let you guys look my ideas over in case I've missed something.

    My...
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    Aspire One carputer - 83 Mitsi Sigma

    This is my worklog for my Acer Aspire One carputer which I will be installing in my 1983 Mitsubishi Sigma.

    The reason I am using a netbook is that I already have it and use it frequently for my...
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