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    Miata25: I did not put a fan in my setup, but...

    Miata25: I did not put a fan in my setup, but then again, I have a much lower spec. PC than you do. Mine is a Pentium class 500MHz part (AMD Geode). I do see the CPU temperature get up pretty high,...
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    Here are a couple of screen shots of the display...

    Here are a couple of screen shots of the display with the top down on a sunny day. It's not quite as bad as I made out, probably the two worst things are 1. I'm wearing polarized sunglasses, and 2....
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    The screen works fairly well. I've nothing to...

    The screen works fairly well. I've nothing to compare against (i.e. never had anything else in the car), but in general, it is easy to see. The only time I have trouble is when it is in direct...
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    Last week, I added an external USB digital to...

    Last week, I added an external USB digital to analogue converter (DAC) to be used to audio line out instead of the low quality one included on the SBC's motherboard. That one was poorly isolated from...
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    There have been a few more things taken care of...

    There have been a few more things taken care of since my first post.

    I have started building a custom PCB to allow the M2-ATX PIC processor to be replaced with an alternate (similar) part that...
  6. I too would definitely be interested in your...

    I too would definitely be interested in your code. Some time back, I started the same project: to rewrite the M2-ATX code (probably in C) to clean it up and add more functionality.

    I never did...
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    Hi seangh, Thanks for the compliments! I've...

    Hi seangh,

    Thanks for the compliments! I've had no reliability trouble yet with my install, but the weather has only just started heating up. I'm seeing the CPU temperature get up to about 75C,...
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    I may be mistaken (apologies if so), but aren't...

    I may be mistaken (apologies if so), but aren't all these solutions adjusting the brightness of the video output from the PC? I have been trying to dream up a way to auto-adjust the LCD screen...
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    So I know this is an old thread :) but I'm having...

    So I know this is an old thread :) but I'm having the same issue. I think it's Garmin Mobile PC that is trying to contact the internet and causing the popup box, because it started happening about...
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    I started work today on my CarpcManager software....

    I started work today on my CarpcManager software. This is a small app that runs in the background and handles some of the background PC management tasks (just two at present).

    Convert suspend...
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    One option for Garmin MobilePC (if text-to-speech...

    One option for Garmin MobilePC (if text-to-speech is not used) would be to monitor the NTFS access time of the voice files. Whenever the access time is updated, you know the GPS software is speaking....
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    2002 Mazda Miata CarPC

    So I've been working on my Miata Car PC project for a couple of years on and off and thought I should post some details for others to see.

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    I started, as is often the way (:)), with a...
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    I've been busy... :) Eni - are you still...

    I've been busy... :)

    Eni - are you still working on this application? It would be good to sync up if you are.

    Next steps - implement more "dynamic" commands (like BYIND, SETVARBYCODE), start...
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    Yeah, it's fun, too! BTW, right now I'm working...

    Yeah, it's fun, too! BTW, right now I'm working with the DFX 2.0 skin. It's got lots of RR goodies in it that make this a good challenge to get working!
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    Eni, I've started a bit of work on the 0.09...

    Eni,

    I've started a bit of work on the 0.09 source code, making some minor changes to get the feel for it. Here's what I've done so far:
    Got M4A file playback working (needed to fix a bug in...
  16. Useful photos, thanks - I too have the CTF700-SH...

    Useful photos, thanks - I too have the CTF700-SH screen and am looking to remove it from the case and mount it in t a custom double DIN frame for my 2002 Miata.

    Does anyone know whether this...
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    ibfragalot, I too have a miata (2002 SE) and...

    ibfragalot,

    I too have a miata (2002 SE) and am putting together a CarPC based on an AMD Geode SBC. Lots of good info in your thread - thanks.

    I really like how clean the screen install looks....
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    Well, I have no idea if it's as you describe or...

    Well, I have no idea if it's as you describe or even remotely similar to my car, but... I have a Miata which had a plug between the body of the car and the door. I was able to disconnect these plugs...
  19. Yeah, I chose a laptop (2.5") drive because it's...

    Yeah, I chose a laptop (2.5") drive because it's rated for a larger number of spin up/down cycles than a desktop unit (600,000 for my drive). It's also more resilient to chock and vibration.


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  20. Hey nobb, Did you ever get any feedback on the...

    Hey nobb,

    Did you ever get any feedback on the above? This is exactly what I wanted to do in my system to minimise the amount of time that the disk is spinning. My OS boots and runs from CF and...
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    Hey miatacarpc, I too have a miata (2002) and...

    Hey miatacarpc,

    I too have a miata (2002) and am working on a CarPC using an AMD Geode based SBC, Windows XP, and RoadRunner FE. The double din space looks like a good fit for a 7" LCD - I am...
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    M2-ATX PIC part number

    I have just purchased an M2-ATX supply for my project, and am planning to modify the PIC code to give me the features I need (see this thread). I'd like to order a spare PIC microcontroller so I...
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    PSU Recommendations for a picky engineer

    Hi - I've been looking around for some time to find a good candidate for a power supply for my car PC, but haven't been able to find what I want. I am powering an IEI Wafer LX800 SBC (+5V only,...
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    It's pricey, but I ordered the cartft CTF400-SH...

    It's pricey, but I ordered the cartft CTF400-SH yesterday. Thanks for all the pics and info, useful as sunlight readable is key (I have a convertible). Will post feedback once installed.

    Cheers.
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    Eni, I like this FE very much because it's...

    Eni,

    I like this FE very much because it's compact and fast (I'm using an AMD Geode LX SBC for my CarPC). RR is very slow on this limited hardware. Do you ever consider splitting up the coding...
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