Page 11 of 36 FirstFirst ... 23456789101112131415161718192021 ... LastLast
Results 101 to 110 of 356

Thread: Valentine One to a PC

  1. #101
    Variable Bitrate drait's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    NorCal
    Posts
    247
    Quote Originally Posted by tj!2k4
    $10 + $7 shipping and already has the RJ11 for the electrically challenged, but as Jim said, no mute at this point..
    That price is just for the TTL2USB cable that goes from the 'box' to the V1. You still have to purchase the TTL2USB box itself (CT-1), which is $39.

    So for ~$50 (not incl. s/h), it would be a plug-n-play affair, minus any mute capability (unless the CT-1 is designed to pass this signal on to the mute line).

    That vs. about $5-10 in parts from RatShack/Fry's/Digikey/Mouser. That is, depending on whether or not Jim's final design is still able to be made from commonly available components.

  2. #102
    Newbie jimbonzzz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    40
    OK guys, here's the revised interface, tested and working (for me):

    http://www.kc8unj.com/radar/v1_int_d.gif

    Note, the transistor is now a 2N3904 NPN. There's also a few more components, hopefully there won't be as many problems with this design. Should be pretty easy to build, I just modified my other interface. So who is brave enough to be the first one to try it?

    One other note: I changed the "remote display tricker" resistor to a 3.6K, which I think is the actual value. If you've been using a 4K, it should still be fine as long as it turns the V1 display off.

    If someone gets this working, let me know and I'll update my webpage with the new schematic.

    Good luck!

    Jim

  3. #103
    Raw Wave tj!2k4's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    3,294
    Awesome Jim, thanks!

  4. #104
    Raw Wave tj!2k4's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    3,294
    Quote Originally Posted by drait
    That price is just for the TTL2USB cable that goes from the 'box' to the V1. You still have to purchase the TTL2USB box itself (CT-1), which is $39.

    So for ~$50 (not incl. s/h), it would be a plug-n-play affair, minus any mute capability (unless the CT-1 is designed to pass this signal on to the mute line).
    Missed that part, thanks for pointing that out..

  5. #105
    Jesus Freak antimatter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    California
    Posts
    4,545
    Cool... If i had a V1 i would try it out. Post your results guys
    -Jesus- King of Kings Lord of Lords

  6. #106
    Newbie jimbonzzz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    40
    I just updated the software: Software One version 1.1.0.
    I added the mute capability, and I went ahead and changed the schematic on the website to the latest version that I posted earlier (revision D) to support the muting. I also have a little more confidence in this design...

    It also minimizes to the system tray now, and pops up when there is an alert.
    I added a "Settings" dialog with the following options you can configure:

    -Auto Minimize after alert, delay XX seconds
    -Auto-Mute the detector after XX seconds of a constant alert
    -Auto-Connect attempt on program start
    -Auto-Minimize on program start
    -Keep Software One on top of other windows

    If you have any questions, let me know. I tested it pretty thoroughly, but if you do happen to find bugs let me know.

    You can download it from my page here:
    http://www.kc8unj.com/radar/

    Have Fun!

    Jim

  7. #107
    Variable Bitrate drait's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    NorCal
    Posts
    247
    Quote Originally Posted by jimbonzzz
    So who is brave enough to be the first one to try it?
    Dangit, didn't catch the update in time before RatShack closed Don't have any NPNs...

    Will hit up RS or Fry's first thing tomorrow and let you know how it goes.

  8. #108
    FLAC
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    1,577
    Any chance you could make the source available? That would allow it to be adapted/integrated into car frontends in optimal ways. I'm thinking of RoadRunner since that's my frontend of choice since it does everything I want and is open source so I can tweak it if needed
    Progress: 80% - Permanent install left.
    Motion LS800 Tablet PC and dock.
    Vista, Bu-535 GPS, RoadRunner, MPT2006.

  9. #109
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    53
    Quote Originally Posted by jimbonzzz
    I just updated the software: Software One version 1.1.0.
    I added the mute capability, and I went ahead and changed the schematic on the website to the latest version that I posted earlier (revision D) to support the muting. I also have a little more confidence in this design...

    It also minimizes to the system tray now, and pops up when there is an alert.
    I added a "Settings" dialog with the following options you can configure:

    -Auto Minimize after alert, delay XX seconds
    -Auto-Mute the detector after XX seconds of a constant alert
    -Auto-Connect attempt on program start
    -Auto-Minimize on program start
    -Keep Software One on top of other windows

    If you have any questions, let me know. I tested it pretty thoroughly, but if you do happen to find bugs let me know.

    You can download it from my page here:
    http://www.kc8unj.com/radar/

    Have Fun!

    Jim

    Thanks for the update Jim. Now I just need to attempt another try at building the circuit.

  10. #110
    Newbie jimbonzzz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    40
    Quote Originally Posted by Arathranar
    Any chance you could make the source available? That would allow it to be adapted/integrated into car frontends in optimal ways. I'm thinking of RoadRunner since that's my frontend of choice since it does everything I want and is open source so I can tweak it if needed
    Honestly, I wasn't planning on it...
    Let me take a some time and get a better feel for the systems you guys are running. If necessary, maybe I could eventually meet you half way, and do an API release or something like that.

    Jim

Similar Threads

  1. PC audio too low
    By Alphared in forum General Hardware Discussion
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 10-04-2008, 04:20 PM
  2. basic car pc idea
    By Joseph in forum Newbie
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11-08-2004, 02:04 PM
  3. HU selection with CAR PC in the future...
    By Oracle in forum Newbie
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 04-28-2004, 03:02 PM
  4. need everything for a PC in car??
    By Hollis613 in forum Wireless Communications
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 04-23-2004, 01:42 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •