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    I'm not sure I follow.

    If you want to use the remote display module in addition to displaying it on your carputer you can, by using the RJ11 splitter.

    If you just want to display the V1 output on the carputer you can as well, but just need to make sure there is a resistor that jumpers the 12v line to the data line.

    If you want to mute the audio via the carputer, that will work once the final cable design is working properly and you can just press the "onscreen" mute.

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    thanks. yes, I want to simply use the carpc as my v1 display. would that be tough? I don't understand what you mean here sorry:

    "make sure there is a resistor that jumpers the 12v line to the data line."

    I don't have a touchscreen so I would have to set it up in girder so I could mute the v1 via my rf remotecontrol
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    OK, so what's the final? We need this CT-29A cable and a resistor and thats all?

    Dan

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    Check this out guys!

    Instead of using a breadboard, project box, etc, I went with a premade casing for a DB9 to a RJ11 and snipped the wires in between and placed the circuitry in the wires place. Heres the casing kit:

    http://www.altex.com/product_info.php?products_id=1918

    i replaced the push pins with the solderable one:

    http://www.altex.com/product_info.php?products_id=2360

    I recommend 2 of each just in case. I just soldered the parts straight to the DB9 in a linear fashion, then covered it with epoxy to prevent shorts and strengthen the circuitry. All I changed was a 10uF 16V cap instead of a 1uF 16V b/c Radio Shack didnt carry them. Circuit works perfect, mute works. Used 3.6K and got rid of my remote display. This REALLY helped:
    Data-Yellow
    Ground-Green
    12V-Red
    Mute-Black
    Took me a while, and a blown fuse to figure that out.
    Thank you so much Jim! Your circuit and software are flawless!
    P.S. Jim your schematic still says 4K on it
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    Quote Originally Posted by MatchStick
    Instead of using a breadboard, project box, etc, I went with a premade casing for a DB9 to a RJ11 and snipped the wires in between and placed the circuitry in the wires place. Heres the casing kit:

    http://www.altex.com/product_info.php?products_id=1918

    i replaced the push pins with the solderable one:

    http://www.altex.com/product_info.php?products_id=2360

    I recommend 2 of each just in case. I just soldered the parts straight to the DB9 in a linear fashion, then covered it with epoxy to prevent shorts and strengthen the circuitry. All I changed was a 10uF 16V cap instead of a 1uF 16V b/c Radio Shack didnt carry them. Circuit works perfect, mute works. Used 3.6K and got rid of my remote display. This REALLY helped:
    Data-Yellow
    Ground-Green
    12V-Red
    Mute-Black
    Took me a while, and a blown fuse to figure that out.
    Very nice! I am glad that someone else got it working too, I like the DB9 to RJ11...


    Quote Originally Posted by MatchStick
    Thank you so much Jim! Your circuit and software are flawless!
    You are welcome. I'll continue to improve it...


    Quote Originally Posted by MatchStick
    P.S. Jim your schematic still says 4K on it
    Could you post the link for the schematic that you used, so we know which one it is that is working for you?

    I've posted a few different designs trying to find something that would work for drait, and the latest schematic I posted did have 3.6K instead of 4K on it, (that's the one on my website too).

    Here's the four that I've posted. I would guess that you are using the "Rev C" version, since it has the mute support and still shows 4K?

    http://www.kc8unj.com/radar/v1_int.gif (No Mute Support)
    http://www.kc8unj.com/radar/v1_int_b.gif (No Mute Support)
    http://www.kc8unj.com/radar/v1_int_c.gif (2N3906 w/mute)
    http://www.kc8unj.com/radar/v1_int_d.gif (2N3904 w/mute)


    Jim

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    I used Rev d, with the mute support and the 2N3904's. The schematic is correct I was just talking about the text above the 3.6K "If no remote display is to be used, connect a 4k resistor..." I just dont want any new electronic people to be confused. I have a personal favor to ask for your next installment of the softare, my girlfriend hates the sound of the valentine (of course its music to my ears) so i was wondering if you could make it call a .wav file that we could set for each sound the valentine makes. Then i will just turn the volume all the way down on the valentine and have the sounds play through my car. Jim, you are a lifesaver!

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    That's what I was hoping for too. I kind of assumed the software would allow that... I guess that was a bad assumption.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MatchStick
    I have a personal favor to ask for your next installment of the softare, my girlfriend hates the sound of the valentine (of course its music to my ears) so i was wondering if you could make it call a .wav file that we could set for each sound the valentine makes. Then i will just turn the volume all the way down on the valentine and have the sounds play through my car.
    It's in the works...that was the plan anyway. I'll be working on it some this week...

    Jim

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    anyone want to sell me a cable with mute functionality holler please!
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    Jim - does the software do the counting of the # of bogeys?

    Regarding the excessive bogies: If S1 is doing the math, is it possible that S1 might be confusing increasingly rapid "beeps" (as the signal gets stronger) with the "deet deet" (new bogey)..?

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