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  1. Got the GPS stuff in

    I got the GPS stuff in on Friday.

    I'm using the Venus gps chip:
    http://www.sparkfun.com/products/11058

    This antenna:
    http://www.sparkfun.com/products/464

    I'm feeding the GPS 3.3 volts from...
  2. I have the slightly cheaper version of this, the...

    I have the slightly cheaper version of this, the MR3220 (150mbps wireless N vs 300 for the MR3420) and I can say it's a great device. Cheapest device with a USB port that you can run alternative...
  3. Yeah, I don't think that's the conversation I...

    Yeah, I don't think that's the conversation I remember, but there is a little bit of information there. When I say "informative" I mean it will tell you everything you don't want to hear haha.

    On...
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    Rough. Gotta love that charger efficiency haha

    Rough. Gotta love that charger efficiency haha
  5. I'm sure that if I spent enough time, I could get...

    I'm sure that if I spent enough time, I could get something working, but that's a separate project. It would be very cool to have in my car, but I drive this thing every day, and I want it to work...
  6. Mine is dead at 10.5 volts too. You never want to...

    Mine is dead at 10.5 volts too. You never want to bring an AGM even that low. Let alone 6 volts. MY battery is VERY damaged haha.


    That's really odd that you have USB issues. I was under the...
  7. I'm happy that there are other forum members...

    I'm happy that there are other forum members interested in micro controllers. I had expected there wouldn't be much interest around this thread!


    Thanks! Those holes are too big to go unused haha...
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    New thread here:...

    New thread here: http://www.mp3car.com/show-off-your-project/150673-paulfs-2002-volvo-s60-version-3-the-half-watt-system.html
  9. Almost forgot. Attached is a picture of a...

    Almost forgot. Attached is a picture of a multimeter measuring milliamps of the whole setup. That's right, 44.1 mA @ 11.52 volts while attached to GSM. During SMS receipt/transmission, it increases...
  10. Current progress: At this point, I've written...

    Current progress:
    At this point, I've written ultra-reliable functions for sending/receiving SMS messages from the modem. If the modem is having trouble, it gets restarted, I can turn it on and off...
  11. All of it attached

    All of it attached
  12. Attached are pictures of a really ugly relay...

    Attached are pictures of a really ugly relay board I made, but it will be in a project enclosure, so who cares? :)

    The chip on the front is a ULN203A - darlington array which allows the...
  13. Attached are pictures of the GPRS/GSM modem

    Attached are pictures of the GPRS/GSM modem
  14. Attached are pictures of the Arduino

    Attached are pictures of the Arduino
  15. PaulF's 2002 Volvo S60 version 3 - the half watt system

    For me, the fun I get out of the car computing hobby is all about the custom remote control of devices in the car. I've gone through a few revisions of always on systems and have never been able to...
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    This is my most recent worklog. I'm pretty bad at...

    This is my most recent worklog. I'm pretty bad at keeping worklogs up to date though. What the end result of this project was:

    -FitPC2
    --Only computer
    --Around 8 watts
    --windows 7
    --centrafuse...
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    Haven't been keeping up on mp3car much lately,...

    Haven't been keeping up on mp3car much lately, but I've been silently hacking on trying to come up with the absolute lowest power consumption possible.
    I've moved on to using microcontrollers for...
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    I think with the omapfb you'll only be able to...

    I think with the omapfb you'll only be able to pump out 800x600 to a lilliput successfully
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    Since no one went in depth on this, the...

    Since no one went in depth on this, the explanation is:

    There are two common browser plugin formats:
    "Netscape Plugins" or "Gecko Plugins" - used by Netscape, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera, etc,...
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    On second thought... it happens when being...

    On second thought... it happens when being powered by USB also. Straight from PC, no hubs.
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    Correct.

    Correct.
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    I have a mix of the official relays and these...

    I have a mix of the official relays and these guys: http://www.bgmicro.com/REL1068.aspx
    All the "official" relays are in the car currently attached to my FBv4 so these are what I'm testing with in...
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    I can turn them all on when I'm powering by USB,...

    I can turn them all on when I'm powering by USB, but not when powering by 12 volts.

    Does relay kickback usually dimly blink all LEDs on the brain AND make it reset or potentially require a...
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    http://forums.att.com/t5/General-Device-Support/SI...

    http://forums.att.com/t5/General-Device-Support/SIdekick-and-AT-amp-T/td-p/1251788
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    Next to the analogs I have surface mount...

    Next to the analogs I have surface mount resistors that say "105" on them. Is that what you mean?
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