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    I haven't been updating the project much lately,...

    I haven't been updating the project much lately, but I thought it worth noting that the netwifi board was defective and the replacement resolved the issue.
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    link to gumstix mailing list archive entry...

    link to gumstix mailing list archive entry

    Short update. I think one of the expansion boards (the one that does the ethernet, wifi and microSD) might be defective. ::Grumble::
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    Toys! ...

    Toys!

    http://3.141592.net/~blake/supra/usbdial1.jpg

    Fortunately DHL didn't return my USB Dial all the way to Cananada. I might give it a quick try on Ubuntu in VMWare tonight, but the gumstix...
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    Ya I went with the BT onboard just so it would be...

    Ya I went with the BT onboard just so it would be one less thing to worry about making sure I got the right model with supported drivers/etc. Maybe it's not an issue, but I didn't take the time to...
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    I made another post...

    I made another post related to the electronics of the car in my main build thread. Duplicated below:

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    Here is the Data Acquisition Device (DAQ) I referred to earlier.
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    I used the Verdex motherboard (it's the...

    I used the Verdex motherboard (it's the newest/fastest type, with the USB host capability) that can use one 60 pin expansion board (on one side) and then a 120 (on the other) so the mainboard is...
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    Gumstix (now w/ USB Host)

    From my searching I've found that it has been mentioned in passing a few times, but I thought I'd run up a flag to see if anyone else is planning on installing a gumstix 'computer' in their car.
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    Has anyone yet verified that the standard FTDI...

    Has anyone yet verified that the standard FTDI drivers work on a Mac? And if so which OS Version (Apple -> About -> 10.?.?)?

    Thanks.

    And thanks to those who made this project =)
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    Normally I tend to avoid 'thread necromancy' but...

    Normally I tend to avoid 'thread necromancy' but since this thread is the first google hit for 'ftdi intel mac' I figured I'd note that the OSX Intel VCP drivers are now officially posted at...
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    A 90 degree rotation (that used the full screen...

    A 90 degree rotation (that used the full screen area) could give me more mounting options. Even if I don't use it myself I thought it would be useful for others to have it confirmed on the boards.
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    Mini, Display Rotation

    Has anyone checked to see if this works on a Mini with a VGA monitor like the Xenarc or even a DVI monitor?

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=302291
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  12. http://store.yahoo.com/lovemacs/9224725.html ...

    http://store.yahoo.com/lovemacs/9224725.html

    That came up on a froogle search, 39$ for a cable that's listed for a "Mac Mini". But this isn't what we're looking for. It's just a 'mickey mouse'...
  13. Thread: iDash progress

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    On the voice recognition tidbit: OSX already...

    On the voice recognition tidbit: OSX already supports voice recognition out of the box. Once you've configured "Universal Access/Speech" correctly, you can just speak the label on a button to...
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    And some of us are already familiar with...

    And some of us are already familiar with programming on a Mac, but have been down and out with a cold for more than a week =/

    I just got my *** kicked by a cold, but am slowly 'returning to duty'...
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    Well, one reason the main screen is wide is I'm...

    Well, one reason the main screen is wide is I'm anticipating allowing the user to select what columns to display. It's wide for 1 column, but perhaps not 5 ;-)

    ~Lake
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    Ya, sorry about the crashes. There are a few...

    Ya, sorry about the crashes. There are a few situations where Java and Cocoa don't agree on what should stick around in memory. It's resolved now, not sure if what's posted has the latest version or...
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    I hadn't actually seen a screenshot of the video...

    I hadn't actually seen a screenshot of the video player module yet since someone else is working on it. There are screenshots of the two modules I've been working on in this thread. The first is an...
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    Well, I've got a new toy. First, here's what it...

    Well, I've got a new toy. First, here's what it looks like:

    http://acm.cs.umn.edu/~blake/cjdash/cjdash16.png

    Can you guess what it does? =) Maybe this is a clue?

    It's a super-alpha car...
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    I didn't immediately see how to script setting a...

    I didn't immediately see how to script setting a specific startup time, but I did come across something that looks handy in general. http://www.ibeezz.com/en/

    ~Lake
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    HybridMike - the ADC style connectors power the...

    HybridMike - the ADC style connectors power the monitor (and provide a USB link as well) from the machine's PSU. The mini has a plain DVI-d connector, however. Thus, no monitor power.

    ~Lake
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    That's a pretty good idea actually. I'll go play...

    That's a pretty good idea actually. I'll go play with the iMac later (I hate to sleep/reboot this machine) making an AppleScript to 'wake in 10 minutes + shutdown'.

    ~Lake
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    Ok, the files that end in ~ are (well, I usually...

    Ok, the files that end in ~ are (well, I usually call them 'emacs droppings') temporary backups done by XCode. Basically it's so if XCode crashes it can recover to the last autosave instead of just...
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    Well, it's entirely an iTunes/iPod accessory and...

    Well, it's entirely an iTunes/iPod accessory and doesn't even work without iTunes. So I don't consider Apple's "Look and Feel" to be an issue. It'd be like suing Griffin because they use white...
  24. Thread: PCI or Firewire?

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    http://www.griffintechnology.com/products/firewave...

    http://www.griffintechnology.com/products/firewave/index.php ?
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    CJDash Application (iDash?) Info

    I've been doing little proofs of concept applications with the intent of eventually making something to run on a Mac in my car for a while now. Car PCs are pretty rare, and a Mac in a car is even...
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