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    Garmin is releasing OS X support for their products

    Garmin is releasing OS X support for their products

    http://www.garmin.com/pressroom/corporate/011006.html
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    Best motorized in dash LCD for Mac?

    Hi Guys,
    I've been reading through the forums, FAQ's and such and have seen so many bits of information I'm looking for some kind of consensus/advice on a few things.

    What are the main...
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    I checked the store and it doesn't say which...

    I checked the store and it doesn't say which Operating Systems are supported for the MTSVO-SC.

    I'm actually seriously considering using:

    Windows, Linux and Mac OS X with a touch screen and I...
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    You are right, but for a lot of people this is...

    You are right, but for a lot of people this is out of their league.

    Skills required:

    1. Coding (and interface with)
    2. Electronics
    3. Possible mucking around with RS232 to USB

    Or they can...
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    UPS for managed shutdown

    I would put a UPS in your car. A small one which will be used to do a managed shutdown when the ups looses power.

    I only suggest this method because I can tell that some people are willing to...
  6. You can tie the script to a powersupply I...

    You can tie the script to a powersupply



    I realise that you want some kind of app to monitor the power button, most UPS's use a serial/usb port to acheive similar results

    Ie when power to...
  7. Where to buy 10" to 13" or similar Touchscreen

    Hi Guys, I'm wanting to get a 12" touchscreen for my car, yes it will be pretty big. I'm happy to look at slightly smaller or larger if the price varies.

    I have a 500W pure sine wave inverter in...
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    Slipstream

    Create a slipstream install disc of Windows XP.

    http://www.helpwithwindows.com/WindowsXP/winxp-sp2-bootcd.html

    Your new installation CD will have SATA drivers and it will have SP2 installed...
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    I think the simple solution is to not bother with...

    I think the simple solution is to not bother with 4.1 - I'm going to put a central speaker in the middle of my dash ;)
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    iKendac (and others): What are you thinking of...

    iKendac (and others): What are you thinking of using for GPS and turn by turn routing?

    I have a few ideas for my GPS routing install:

    Precompiled source
    * Bochs emulator (for precompiled...
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    EDIT: Note that the line VOLTAGE IS IN VOLTS,...

    EDIT: Note that the line VOLTAGE IS IN VOLTS, this is different to WATTS.

    Just so we are clear - the line voltage for the adapter is 100 - 240 volts. This means that the transformer on the Mac...
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    You dont actually need the ups. If you use a...

    You dont actually need the ups. If you use a DC-DC power supply all you really want is something to plug in the usb that makes the computer think it has a UPS connected.

    Then you can make use of...
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    The guy didnt even get an optical drive in the...

    The guy didnt even get an optical drive in the mac mini case. In my mind thats why the mini is cool - it all fits in there!
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    A cheap UPS can provide this kind of...

    A cheap UPS can provide this kind of functionality. When you hook up a UPS to a PC/Mac you get to make a few decisions like what happens in the event of a power failure.

    You can set the UPS up to...
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    Also the power transformer for the mac mini is an...

    Also the power transformer for the mac mini is an external, just like a regular laptop powersupply.

    For example powersupply for my HP nc8000 laptop with 15" screen and 1.6ghz centrino is 65 Watts.
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    Flamebait

    I'm guessing this guy is just baiting people.

    http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=41227

    Summary of thread:
    * Off: 0-2 Watts
    * Booting: 30-40 Watts
    * Idle: 25 Watts
    ...
  17. The darwine (darwin port of wine) project also...

    The darwine (darwin port of wine) project also looks good. It this stage it can run win32 code that is compiled on PPC.

    Sadly most software is compiled for x86, if they can get precompiled exe's...
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    iSync and address book already have the features...

    iSync and address book already have the features you are looking for.

    Perhaps a more touchscreen-in-car-suitable interface to AddressBook.app is what is required.
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    Sounds like dirty power to me too, check it...

    Sounds like dirty power to me too, check it inside and if its still crap there are a few things you can do. I would suggest some kind of power regulator/cleaner to go with the inverter you are...
  20. http://www.welovemacs.com/usbpoonsw.html USB...

    http://www.welovemacs.com/usbpoonsw.html

    USB Start-Up Key for Mac (p/n USB-KEY-BT)-Limited Supply

    For $15US you can hack up this switch anc wire it into a relay of some kind.
    ...
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    Try launching from xterm (inside X11) and not...

    Try launching from xterm (inside X11) and not from the Terminal.app.

    Also could be related to environment vars in X11 (if you are launching from there) does fink/gimp boot up fine? If not perhaps...
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    Ups

    You can always buy a UPS and hook it up to your mac.

    Set up the UPS to shut down the machine if the power is cut for 10 min (so if you go to 7/11 to grab a drink it wont shut down.

    You can have...
  23. The problem as I see it is: building a front end...

    The problem as I see it is: building a front end to GPS/routing applications. All the information is stored in files - but the processing and logic of giving turn by turn destinations is quite a bit...
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    Targus

    Targus also make a car power pack for laptops.
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