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  1. SOBs

    When I first found this forum many years ago, I used this as a wonderful research tool, learned a lot from many people and built many car PC's based on the advise and guidance of others. Now that I...
  2. thanks

    Thanks phil, I didn't consider the effects of those things!
  3. Thanks for the input! At this rate it would be...

    Thanks for the input!
    At this rate it would be easier to use the ignition than to relay the power. The switching would then just be built in and I would still be getting a stable voltage/amperage....
  4. Project is on the move again, I got my...

    Project is on the move again, I got my replacement parts in the mail and repaired my car at minimal cost. Also, while waiting to get my car fixed I received the mini bluetooth keyboard and ordered a...
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    I look forward to hearing your results!

    I look forward to hearing your results!
  6. on hold

    this project is on hold, i have some electrical problems with my car. Once I determine the cost of the damage I will decide if the project will continue with this vehicle, or if this will go into a...
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    cig plug

    I do agree with the comments regarding the cig plug. They are not suitable for powering such devices for the reasons listed above and because the gauge of wire used is not meant to carry the current...
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    Inverter info

    Pure Sine Wave Inverters
    The power supplied by the national grid (found in a typical households) is 230V 50Hz AC - or alternating current. The current effectively 'switches direction' 50 times every...
  9. Video changer

    VGA needs to be converted, this adapter is a break out cable for a video card that already does the conversion. You need a converter that actually has the intelligence to do the conversion, like the...
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    buzz kill

    The power inverter is the culprit. The power that comes out of it is a modified square sine. If its not a high end inverter it will create a lot of interference. Not only does this create annoying...
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    Headless voice only input

    I recently watched the RR DFX video demo of a car PC being controlled with voice commands here:

    http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/rr-released-skins/144428-dfx-5-0-3-released-10-08-10-a.html

    ...
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    Excuse my mspaint...

    I think I understand what you are saying, each screen becomes a dynamic button that changes function based on what it is displaying, here was my quick concept drawing in mspaint..hehe..

    (This...
  13. I've got mail

    Got a few parts in today!

    AT003 DC-DC PSU and 15' USB extension cable. Here are pics. I will connect this to my AC-DC converter tonight and test it if I have time. I have also been considering...
  14. Keyboard

    I have ordered a mini bluetooth keyboard for those rare events you need to type but an onscreen keyboard is not available. This keyboard is dirt cheap, I figured I would give it the benefit of the...
  15. i have twitter functions for future use. like...

    i have twitter functions for future use. like starting the car by texting "start" to your twitter..
  16. I forgot to explain: say "weather" or...

    I forgot to explain:

    say "weather" or "forecast" and the computer will go online and fetch the weather for the are you have configured and respond with speech:
    "The current Temperature is 'XX'...
  17. Basic text-to-speech and voice recognition for windows

    Here is one of the VR and TTS scripts I have been working on. The script works in windows vista, 7, windows 7 embedded. The script requires Active state PERL to be installed on the PC to function. I...
  18. exactly not properly grounded, as i stated... ...

    exactly not properly grounded, as i stated...



    and usually more noticeable in sub-woofer insallations, because you have a massive amplifier doing its job.. AMPLIFYING SOUND

    you just agreed...
  19. Most group loops are exactly that, a loop of...

    Most group loops are exactly that, a loop of ground. Multiple powered devices connected together for a single purpose creating a loop of energy that can radiate into the speaker signal. This creates...
  20. Test Fit

    I snapped a couple of photos of the screen in place. I have not hard wired the Monitor yet so you can see the power cable feed through the ash tray slot and plugging into the lighter plug.

    No PC...
  21. more!

    Here is another pre-built loader for windows 7 to usb installer:

    http://reboot.pro/10126/

    edit:
    more resources, these explain running from USB drive rather than installing from USB drive.. I...
  22. Here are a few resources: ...

    Here are a few resources:

    http://www.crunchgear.com/2009/01/21/seven-steps-to-a-bootable-windows-7-thumb-drive/
    ...
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    Dream CarMa

    Here is a quick photo shop of CarMa with some more feature icons and an "applications list". I know they are all browsers, but they dont have to be, this is just an example!!
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    Great!

    looking forward to the update! Also, how about an external application launcher? I like using Navit for my navigation software, how about an application panel that basically launches the app and...
  25. This is actually not supported by the OS, but you...

    This is actually not supported by the OS, but you can accomplish this by installing the OS to a hard drive temporarily connect the USB drive and use diskpart to create an active partition on the...
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