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    This isn't exactly what you asked for, but it is...

    This isn't exactly what you asked for, but it is another solution... I have a DC/DC built into my MP3 box. I used one of those remote control car battery connectors for the power plug on it. When...
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    I'm wondering if the LCD controller that is built...

    I'm wondering if the LCD controller that is built into the Advantech motherboards would control this touchscreen you guys got. If so, you might consider buying one of them for $400 w/onboard sound,...
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    It's nice to see you have given everything a lot...

    It's nice to see you have given everything a lot of thought before posting. =)

    1) Hard drives are most succeptible to shock while they are out of their happy home which is solidly mounted in a...
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    I have a 4 line x 20 char display and it works...

    I have a 4 line x 20 char display and it works perfect. A graphics lcd would look cool, but wouldn't be much more functional. I already have a hard time concentrating on a 4 line display and...
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    We used a Seagate in our prototype over the...

    We used a Seagate in our prototype over the summer and beat the hell out of it in my boat. It was mounted vertically, but had no shock absorption built in. Had zero problems. I just bought an 20...
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    How about a FAQ?

    I've noticed lately that there seem to be many of the same questions popping up on this board. And most of us, including me have gotten lazy at answering questions that have already been discussed...
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    Did it occur to you that maybe noone is using a...

    Did it occur to you that maybe noone is using a serial keypad? =) I think most are using notebook numeric keypads or IRMan. Others (like me) are using a keypad thru the keypad interface on the...
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    Fosgate - Those boards are about $400 Riley -...

    Fosgate - Those boards are about $400

    Riley - They only have the price for the AC power supply up on their site. Its $92. I bet money the DC/DC version is around $200. Probably better ways to...
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    I did a bunch of research for membrane keypads. ...

    I did a bunch of research for membrane keypads. I ran into the same problem you are having. =) I have a bunch of links to what I did find on my web page in the links section.

    <a...
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    In my younger days I worked at a few different...

    In my younger days I worked at a few different car stereo shops doing installs. We did what you are wanting to do many times. If you want a real simple way to do it, then I would just shape a panel...
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    This is the one I'm using...

    This is the one I'm using...

    <a href="http://www.arisecomputer.com/ps/html/ace800.htm">http://www.arisecomputer.com/ps/html/ace800.htm</a>

    I have some links to some other places to get DC/DC...
  12. I am not familiar with this NEC device you are...

    I am not familiar with this NEC device you are talking about, so I can't really comment on it. =) You could buy an LCD and wire the thing to your parallel port and then use the IRMan for you remote...
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    You should be fine 'running cables all over the...

    You should be fine 'running cables all over the place'. Just run your power cables and speaker cables down one side of the car and your RCAs down the other. Use some decent quality RCA cables and...
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    Hehe, MPXF is pretty cool, for a DOS box... =) ...

    Hehe, MPXF is pretty cool, for a DOS box... =) Xuma, I guess you haven't looked very hard for the 'best' software. I'm sure different people have a different idea of what is best for them. If you...
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    Matrix Orbital http://www.matrix-orbital.com/

    Matrix Orbital

    http://www.matrix-orbital.com/
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    Hey guys, A cap won't help you at all when it...

    Hey guys,

    A cap won't help you at all when it comes to making the battery last longer. That cap still hasta get charged somehow =). A second battery would ensure that your car would start if...
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    All you need to do is grab the last 128 bytes of...

    All you need to do is grab the last 128 bytes of the mp3. It should start with "TAG" and then have the info that belongs in the tag. Hugo has some sample code of how to do it in C on his site... ...
  18. Yo, I programmed my user interface in perl. I...

    Yo,

    I programmed my user interface in perl. I would be happy to share my code with you. As soon as I rebuild my kernel so my ethernet works, I will get you the latest revision of my user...
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    We tried two different things... Alpine makes...

    We tried two different things...

    Alpine makes that AUX adapter for the AI-Net. We bought one, but it doesn't work unless you have a changer. All it is is a relay that switches the signal lines...
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    If it can't handle it, take your alternator down...

    If it can't handle it, take your alternator down to your local alternator shop and have them rewind it for a higher output.

    LowLife
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    Oh, and for all those that think its convinent to...

    Oh, and for all those that think its convinent to have a AC power supply and an inverter in their car so they can bring it into the house and work on it easy...

    All I do is plug the 12v out from...
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    I'm using the ACE-865, the one you can get from...

    I'm using the ACE-865, the one you can get from Arise. Starting the car doesn't kill the computer.

    LowLife
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    There are a variety of solutions... 1) As...

    There are a variety of solutions...

    1) As said above, make sure the ground going to the power supply has a good ground. I would recommend as short a ground line as possible. In otherwords, find...
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    Ya I hafta agree with you twins22. =) I kinda...

    Ya I hafta agree with you twins22. =) I kinda wish I woulda made my own. I was just too afraid of ******* up my $400 motherboard. Maybe I will still try to make one, but find some cheap 486 board...
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    As to where you will find info on the stock unit,...

    As to where you will find info on the stock unit, I would be *very* surprised if you found it at Ford. If you are wanting to take advantage of the CD changer inputs, you have two options.
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