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  1. The problem with CNC for this kind of thing is...

    The problem with CNC for this kind of thing is not in the fabrication, it's in the design.

    The contours that you're trying to match up with (i'm guessing a bezel or dashboard) are notoriously...
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    Solar flares, atmospheric conditions, bad power...

    Solar flares, atmospheric conditions, bad power to your reciever, other EM interference in around the same band...

    All those things can contribute to you not seeing a satellite signal.

    As far...
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    That sounds more like a loose connection...

    That sounds more like a loose connection somewhere than EMI issues, but you could try checking for ground loops and shielding everything.

    Shielding everything is a pain in the ***, and can get...
  4. Do these panels accept LVDS signals or their own...

    Do these panels accept LVDS signals or their own propietary control signal? it would seem from the block diagram in the datasheet that they take LVDS but let me know

    Thanks
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    Okay, if you're worried about the temperature of...

    Okay, if you're worried about the temperature of an electronic device you need to know some things to do it right, most of which you won't be able to figure out without lab equipment.

    so, the best...
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    Your grounding sounds fine, typical star ground...

    Your grounding sounds fine, typical star ground config..
    Your power sounds fine, so long as everything gets it's power it should be fine

    This smells like an impedance matching issue to me, amps...
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    ahhhh wicked! time to test it, too bad i'm in...

    ahhhh wicked!

    time to test it, too bad i'm in Japan...
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    windows wireless networking = slow, finnicky and...

    windows wireless networking = slow, finnicky and needs buttons pushed all too often.
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    Using the same ground point for everything in a...

    Using the same ground point for everything in a system is not a bandaid fix.. i'm not just talking about audio systems either.. Using a star ground configuration is good design..

    Why, when I look...
  10. Thread: FM reception

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    Antenna location, your connection from the HU to...

    Antenna location, your connection from the HU to the antenna, where was your car parked when you did the tests?

    Have you tried disconnecting any aftermarket devices that you installed after the...
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    ps. you should make your thread titles a little...

    ps. you should make your thread titles a little more clear...

    for this one i would suggested something like "are Pioneer head units 2-ohm stable?" or something like that...

    :D no worries, just...
  12. If you need to go from RCA's to XLR type...

    If you need to go from RCA's to XLR type differentials you need a thing called a DI-box, they're used in production audio all the time (think bands and DJ's at big shows plugging into 64-rail sound...
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    Stick to a switch and use shielded cable, relays...

    Stick to a switch and use shielded cable, relays put coils right next to signal paths, so any interference from your 12V lines would be even worse through a relay... I'm not sure why you're worried...
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    uhh, i know this isn`t about your setup and it...

    uhh, i know this isn`t about your setup and it should probably be in the fab forum... but i hope you are a REALLY good machinist, and if you want the aluminum to look like shiny plastic you`d be...
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    Just take the mirror glass out and get a glass...

    Just take the mirror glass out and get a glass shop to cut you a couple samples of half, 3/4 or whatever different kinds of half-silvered mirrors they have, figure out what kind of look you need and...
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    You code a GPS app in asp.net, and then do the...

    You code a GPS app in asp.net, and then do the same thing in x86 assembler and tell me what's easier.

    OEM's problems are just different, not easier to solve. It all comes down to market volume.
  17. Everything you put in front of an antenna will...

    Everything you put in front of an antenna will degrade the signal slightly, it doesn't matter what it's made of. Use the acryllic, but make it as thin as possible along your signal path without...
  18. Thread: GPS in Japan

    by greenwire
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    Iīm going to be in Japan from June 23rd to July 2nd. Hopefully iīll be able to find some sort of software for a PC in english...

    If not, does anyone know of any software that does real time...
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    They have to make some sort of SDK for their...

    They have to make some sort of SDK for their embedded platforms, and it CANīT be that hard to port the SDK over to a x86 platform. Make it with MFC, and make it support the standard GPS protocol and...
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    Most definetly, thatīs what i did infact :D iīve got 4 gague cables running to a pair of fused distro boxes, but from the distro boxes to my computer iīve got 10 gague cables. The only reason iīve...
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    But hereīs the thing, if the companies making the software for cars sold a version that worked on PCīS as well, theyīd make even more money. Not many people are into installing computers in their...
  22. Thread: GPS in Japan

    by greenwire
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    maybe i should have said ANY package, because i...

    maybe i should have said ANY package, because i canīt find anything at all that works in japan at street level
  23. Heh, silly people spending too much on wire and...

    Heh, silly people spending too much on wire and not enough on a calculator and an electronics book
  24. 4-8 gague cable?! what kind of carputer are YOU...

    4-8 gague cable?! what kind of carputer are YOU running? some water-cooled quad-procesor 1000watt system? hahahahaha
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    Why is OEM GPS so far ahead of PC software?

    Why is it that OEM GPS systems that come preinstalled in vehicles are so much easier to use than the software we can get for PCs? It doesnīt seem like thereīs any ideal substitute for a well-made...
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