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    Hi ZX1Cruizer, Apple Mac's..... I have been...

    Hi ZX1Cruizer,

    Apple Mac's..... I have been using PCs since my original Olivette 8086, 20Mhz machine and finnaly after 15 years of viruses, crashes and Windows, I bought a Mac to use photoshop...
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    Hi Holographic, here is my home cinema install: ...

    Hi Holographic, here is my home cinema install:

    http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/imagehosting/470724b9d4a26b73ea.jpg

    http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/imagehosting/470724b9d4a277c212.jpg
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    Hi Holographic, I am an electrician by trade and...

    Hi Holographic, I am an electrician by trade and have always been interested by computers, electronics and extreme sports. I think the reason for being fairly knowledgeable in many areas is probably...
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    Glad I could help. Couldn't possibly sell the PC...

    Glad I could help. Couldn't possibly sell the PC installs, so much work and it wouldn't be the same if there were loads of the them going around. That's the fun of building one off's.
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    Hi Picotrain, I can't remember the exact...

    Hi Picotrain,

    I can't remember the exact measurements, but basically all I did was remove the bottom plastics from the van and just under the sides of the van are some 20mm pre drilled holes....
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    Battery install

    Hi again doynie,

    Thought I would post a couple of pictures of the battery install and where to take the feed for switching the relay. It is really hard to get to the alternator on a T5, so there...
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    Hi doynie, All I have done is install a...

    Hi doynie,

    All I have done is install a leisure battery under the passenger seat. The negative of this battery is earthed to the chassis. I then connect the positive of this battery to the main...
  8. I'm not sure if a 2 coiled latching relay will...

    I'm not sure if a 2 coiled latching relay will work, because when the vehicle is put into reverse it energizes the coil and when taken out of reverse it de-energises the coil. A latching relay won't...
  9. moto_noob - To get the 'secret menu', use the...

    moto_noob - To get the 'secret menu', use the Lilliput IR controller and press Menu, then 5,8,8,9,9,8.

    Sorry, I didn't take any photos of the circuit I built. I used vero board (stripboard) and...
  10. Probably would have been better, but I had a hard...

    Probably would have been better, but I had a hard enough job getting the cables back to where the camera is, as the reversing camera was an afterthought, and I don't like continually taking all the...
  11. I only need one pulse to change into reverse and...

    I only need one pulse to change into reverse and out, because in the secret menu on the Lilliput I have deactivated VIDEO2.

    Here is a slight update to my PIC code. The sub 'Drive'

    Drive:...
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    Well, the velcro doesn't seem to hurt the board,...

    Well, the velcro doesn't seem to hurt the board, but due to it getting pretty warm in the sun under the dashboard, the sticky part of the velcro comes away from the board. I will get round to another...
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    Hi vdubman. I sent you a Private Message asking...

    Hi vdubman. I sent you a Private Message asking you to give me your email address and I will send you the front-end and info about it. PM me back
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    Hi vdubvan, For the navigation, I have PC...

    Hi vdubvan,

    For the navigation, I have PC Navigator ....

    http://directions.ltd.uk/laptop-navigation/
  15. Lilliput auto video switching for reversing camera

    I have been reading a lot of posts about the Lilliput not being able to 'auto switch' even though it is in the secret menu, so I decided to make a small circuit that would switch the screen to Video1...
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    Hi matc1603, The safety flooring is the same...

    Hi matc1603,

    The safety flooring is the same as the stuff you get in hospitals and toilets. It's about 5mm thick and is stuck using contact adhesive. Then the seams are 'welded' using a heat gun...
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    Thanks for the reply. I am now using...

    Thanks for the reply. I am now using '.GetDetailsOf' which is part of XPs 'shell32.dll' to retrieve the mp3 information which is pretty quick. I am still using 'UltraID3.dll' to retrieve the album...
  18. With the motor, you cant simply add resistance in...

    With the motor, you cant simply add resistance in line with it to limit the current because the voltage that is 'dropped' accross the pot will obviously fry it. To control the speed of a motor you...
  19. Hi Conjur, I'm an electrical engineer by trade...

    Hi Conjur,

    I'm an electrical engineer by trade and do a lot of electronics work aswell, using an LDR is an excellent way of adjusting the screen brightness. Great idea!

    So, did you set the...
  20. Thanks for the reply. It's only a few that...

    Thanks for the reply.

    It's only a few that come up with sub titles which is strange.
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    All sorted now. Did a complete re-install with...

    All sorted now. Did a complete re-install with Windows XP Pro, as I found out that I had XP corporate installed on the van computer (naughty me)!

    Most people say on the internet that there is no...
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    I have been tinkering around a bit today with the...

    I have been tinkering around a bit today with the van computer and found that in Explorer, normally when an mp3 file is in the right hand pane, various info is displayed under the file name; artist,...
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    Shell32.dll help?

    My front-end was finished, but I decided to change it and use .GetDetailsOf from Shell32.dll to display Artist, Album etc, as UltraID3Lib.dll doesn't work on id3v2.2 and 2.4 tags.

    Anyway, after...
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    I have had a scan through the RoadRunner source,...

    I have had a scan through the RoadRunner source, but can't find any code that extracts the AlbumArt, the only code I can find loads the AlbumArt from files in an albumart folder. For some reason, I...
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    I am now using .GetDetailsOf to retrieve the...

    I am now using .GetDetailsOf to retrieve the Artist, Album, Title etc. but I still can't get the album art from the mp3 file. Is there any VB code that has an example of this. I havn't seen any...
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