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    I'll be hitting the Shack tomorrow.

    Now we need to take this a step further by having it connect to the GPS software and make waypoints automatically of speedtraps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stoodo
    Now we need to take this a step further by having it connect to the GPS software and make waypoints automatically of speedtraps.
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    drait, you need a 9 pin female sub connector typically. (not male)

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    All my serial ports are being used.
    When one of you guys make this can you test it out with a serial to USB converter? Remember to post your results

    TIA

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    I know I have dropped the ball on the hardware side, but I have just got my usb connector in the mail (I lost my old one). Anyway, this might work with the above interface, but probably not without some testing. This is my app that has okay skinning support, and show up in a popup window (like msn im notifications). I have the sound support disabled, but I should be able to turn it back on soon.

    oops, attachment too big http://www.cs.unm.edu/~dolphin/V1.zip

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    Sweet Find Jammer!

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    wow - this could be really cool if there is some smart software developer out there.....

    Then in states like cali where radar det. are illegal you could turn it on sillent and hide it permanently....

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    I thought that thread I started a long time ago was going to start some interest. I thought more people would get involved. Funny that it started in a whole different forum! zPilot I thought you were going to be the first to offer this! I am going to build that cable on fri and see how it works. This is tight!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jusatry
    wow - this could be really cool if there is some smart software developer out there.....

    Then in states like cali where radar det. are illegal you could turn it on sillent and hide it permanently....
    Radar dectectors aren't illegal in California (only Virginia and Washington DC), but if you get stopped by CHP and they see one, you'll be guaranteed a ticket for anything or nothing at all.

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    Well, I built the cable/interface last night (probably too late last night..) and it seems I may have done something wrong, as I can't seem to get any data displaying through Software One. It detects the port, and it also notices when I unplug the cable from the accessory port (gives a Not Connected message) so I know at the very least it is picking up the device and the port. The display on my V1 goes blank, as it should when the concealed display is connected (or in my case, the 4k resistor loop is in place), but there doesn't appear to be any data getting to the port.

    I also had issue with Software One conflicting with MapMonkey/GPS, saying COM1 was already opened. I had to shut down MapMonkey in order for that message to go away, even though my Rikaline is on COM4 (USB-to-serial).

    So I guess I'll have to take it apart and test the connections again. I'm sure when components are assembled at 2am, they tend to get placed wrong.

    And yes, it was indeed a 9-pin female D-sub. The schematic assumes you're wiring directly to the male (motherboard) connector.
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