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  1. and dust, dirt, static electricity, sub-zero...

    and dust, dirt, static electricity, sub-zero temps, vibrations from motor, vibrations from road, electromagnetic interferance to name a few
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    ill toss up my crude MS word drawing when i get...

    ill toss up my crude MS word drawing when i get off work to show you how i've got it wired up. the way it sits as is both relays will normally be de-energized to cut down on mechanical wear of the...
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    i thought of using a SPTT rocker switch with two...

    i thought of using a SPTT rocker switch with two relays (one SPST and a SPDT) to use for an "ON/AUTO/OFF" switch up in the dash.

    the top position would energize the first relay. 86 leads to the...
  4. i havent had the opprotunity to use any pc based...

    i havent had the opprotunity to use any pc based nav software yet unfortunatly. was just making sure you guys were aware :thumb:.

    by the way, never met anybody as responsive to posts as you. stay...
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    SSD's take up a fraction of the power a HDD does....

    SSD's take up a fraction of the power a HDD does. tom's hardware has a few articles about it.

    as for all those devices i wouldn't think you would need more then about 70-90 watts normal running,...
  6. was just searching through the forums, and this...

    was just searching through the forums, and this one caught my eye. just something to think about down the road.
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    so are you just putting your OS on these drives?...

    so are you just putting your OS on these drives? because i had a pair of WD raptors (not V-raptors) in raid 0 and my single SSD blew the doors off them. they are plenty fast on their own.
  8. i did notice that while i was perusing mp3car...

    i did notice that while i was perusing mp3car about a week ago. going to check out the new build.
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    when it does start, can you make it start...

    when it does start, can you make it start multiple times? like, you start your car to go to the store, it starts fine, then turn off the car when you get there, come back and start the car, does it...
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    well, find a way to add a VESA mount to the back...

    well, find a way to add a VESA mount to the back and sell the design to a company that makes computer cases like jetway. i still say this case looks bad, and i want one :P
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    a DC-DC PSU is almost exactly like a standard ATX...

    a DC-DC PSU is almost exactly like a standard ATX PSU except instead of running a power cord to a 120vac wall plug, your running two wires into (battery and acc signal) the PSU and one out (ground)....
  12. well i like the fact this little FE has such a...

    well i like the fact this little FE has such a creative director at its helm. i downloaded it and messed around with it on my laptop. its def got the potential to be full of win :pop:
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    you can try using one of the empty fuse slots....

    you can try using one of the empty fuse slots. 12v x 5 amps = 60 watts. TFT uses about 12 watts iirc, not sure on the fusion brain.
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    so any update on this? i might be interested in...

    so any update on this? i might be interested in doing something similar in my MS3 if at all possible, would make room for a vertical 10" screen lol
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    well since im not using a laptop i wont comment...

    well since im not using a laptop i wont comment on question #1 but ill help with 2 & 3.


    2) most of the newer touchscreens made in the last year will have a DVI or HDMI. for the purposes of a car...
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    if your open to other front ends, Project CarMa...

    if your open to other front ends, Project CarMa over in the FE dev sections has caught my eye, might be worth a look for a low power CPU. probably wouldnt need to change the ram either. btw, two...
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    sorry, used to working with aircraft relays,...

    sorry, used to working with aircraft relays, easier to understand :thumb:
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    so determining if its a NO or NC is really the...

    so determining if its a NO or NC is really the biggest obstacle. if it IS a NC button, then just use a SPDT relay (single pole, dual throw) and hook your contacts from the button on the 30 and 87a...
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    if you bridged all four contacts together, you...

    if you bridged all four contacts together, you would be essentially bypassing the (probably) NO contact, so that it is now always closed, bad juju. using the method 2k1toaster suggested, you need to...
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    it looks like from the picture there are two...

    it looks like from the picture there are two leads going into each button and two going out. im not well versed in PCB design, but i'd wager one is for the button and one is for the LED. if you can...
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    NO and NC are "Normally open" and "Normally...

    NO and NC are "Normally open" and "Normally Closed" respectivly. a NO contact will spend all its time as an incomplete circut, waiting for the button to be pressed or relay to be energized, at which...
  22. glad to hear it jsn! unfortunaly i was delayed...

    glad to hear it jsn! unfortunaly i was delayed starting my CarPc due to hard ware issues (freakin motherboard), however, when i get back from the desert im going full bore, and hopefully with this as...
  23. as soon as i get a new source of interwebs ill...

    as soon as i get a new source of interwebs ill download this new version. looking forward to it.
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    wouldnt a SPDT relay controlled by a switch work?...

    wouldnt a SPDT relay controlled by a switch work?



    power ---> switch ---> pin 85



    ground <---- pin 86
  25. good to see this is moving along nicely, as i...

    good to see this is moving along nicely, as i just got my CPU and RAM today. just need to get my PSU, Case, and an optical drive and my comp will be set up. just need support for firefox, blu-ray,...
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