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    Was tinkering with ways to get everyone to access media on my Car PC. Well turns out I have another use for it. DVD ROM and Media Card Reader access. My Car PC always had a DVD ROM and Media Card HUB, I still wanted that same function with the tablets. So I went into my options on Windows and made the DVD ROM shared. I then went into Remote Potato, which makes all my Media Center content available to me outside my WLAN. So I went into RP, saw E:// drive, clicked it, and was able to watch a movie. I'm glad I havent started ripping out cables yet. The power for DVD and USB cables would have been ripped out.
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    Cool. I use TVersity to acheive the same things. I don't know if it's suited to sharing out a DVD or not, but I don't need that functionality. It would handle media cards I think. Then I use BubbleUPnP on the tablets to get the library.

    Were you watching the movie via your MK808?
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    Well today I had an idea. The MK808 is connected to all screens via a powered VGA splitter. The issue is that there are no drivers for the touchscreen to work. So I thought, what if the Car PC can control the Android via a remote app. They have lots of apps for using Android to control a PC, so I looked for one in reverse. I found VMLITE VNC Server. I chose it because it didnt require a root. The connected to PC and was able to use the TS to control the Android (Windows software I used were VMLiteAndroidAppControllerSetup and VNC-5.0.2-Windows). Only thing I want to know is how to automate the whole process.

    I just need to figure out how to get the other 6 units to work with the touchscreens natively. In the meantime, the above solution will work with anyone else that needs TS control. This will work for other users. since they most likely have a Car PC installed and want to use an Android device.
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    One flaw of my install is that the fuse panel is under the passenger seat. Every time a fuse blows, I have to take the whole seat out. As of now, several items have blown fuses, but I have been to lazy to take the seat apart and out. Pretty much the whole install has been relocated to the rear. I figured the logical thing to do is move the fuse panel, which I am going to do. In fact all the cabling in the car will be redone. The only cabling that will remain the same is VGA/USB for the screens. All the rest will be taken out and redone. A lot of stuff isn't needed anymore. Like the tons of USB extensions. Also the thick VGA cable running down the car is no longer needed.

    From pulling the install from my head, the front will only need a USB hub for the tablet, 2x 3.5mm cables for the tablet sound and mic, front & passenger screen VGA/USB cables, one HDMI cable from front to back, and finally 2 power plugs, one for tablet and one for hub.

    The middle of the SUV will get 4 USB cable extensions. They are for the Ethernet link, DVD Rom, Card Reader, and HDD Dock. Also one power plug for the DVD ROM.

    The rear of course gets everything else, all the tech, fuses, devices, etc. It will all be made up of what I call modules. There are a total of 4 modules. They are the following.

    Module 1: Windows based Car PC. Houses Zotac GF9300-G-E, INTEL E8200, Xonar DX, SSD OCZ Agility 2, Belkin 54G Access Point, Phoenix SOHO Echo Cancellation Card, USB Relay, Mo-Co-So Bluetooth Adapter, Wi-Fi Adapter, and finally OPUS 320 PSU.

    Module 2: Media splitter and combining. Houses 6x IoGear KVMP switches. 6x Mini-Pac Keyboard Emulators, 6x Mini Amps. Now this doesn't seem like much, but its because there are tons of cable that take up a lot. The excess cable has to run to a compartment underneath.

    Module 3: Android based units. Houses 7x HDMI to VGA converters, 6x MK802 Mini PC units, Sain Smart SS808 (MK808) Mini PC unit, Two Port HDMI Switch, one 2x2 Matrix Switch.

    Module 4: POWERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR. Any and all power adapters will run to this area. No more having to remove my seat. I plan to use Ethernet cabling to redo all power distribution. I will simply double up pairs if I need a certain gauge. What you guys think of that? Example: Cat5 cable has 4 pairs. As I see it, 1 pair, is as think as one 12V+ line. Then 1 pair for ground. So 2 screens can go on one Ethernet cable. It will be fused at the new panel. Do you think its safe to use Ethernet in such a manor?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HiJackZX1 View Post
    Module 4: POWERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR. Any and all power adapters will run to this area. No more having to remove my seat. I plan to use Ethernet cabling to redo all power distribution. I will simply double up pairs if I need a certain gauge. What you guys think of that? Example: Cat5 cable has 4 pairs. As I see it, 1 pair, is as think as one 12V+ line. Then 1 pair for ground. So 2 screens can go on one Ethernet cable. It will be fused at the new panel. Do you think its safe to use Ethernet in such a manor?
    I'm sure OldSpark can jump in here, but that's NOT the way wiring works. You will cause a short or possibly a fire if you try to "double up" the pairs in order to get an equivalent gauge of wire. I'm not qualified to give the technical explanation, but if any conductor is not capable of handling the entire load, it will heat up, melt it's insulation and start catching things on fire.

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    I will have to agree with VegasGuy; the risks are too high that you would melt something doing it with Ethernet cable. I think even Mickz would point out other possible issues, including things not working consistently, as he experienced in his buildup of his Honda.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VegasGuy View Post
    I'm sure OldSpark can jump in here, but that's NOT the way wiring works. You will cause a short or possibly a fire if you try to "double up" the pairs in order to get an equivalent gauge of wire. I'm not qualified to give the technical explanation, but if any conductor is not capable of handling the entire load, it will heat up, melt it's insulation and start catching things on fire.

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    So best thing to do is match up gauge with gauge. Let me ask this. Never seen or heard of this. Can I just run one massive ground wire down the middle of the car? That would then go to the fuse panel, then over to the rear battery. All of the 12V lines would have their own lines, which will also go to the back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by daywalker03 View Post
    I will have to agree with VegasGuy; the risks are too high that you would melt something doing it with Ethernet cable. I think even Mickz would point out other possible issues, including things not working consistently, as he experienced in his buildup of his Honda.
    I know.... it was one of my silly, up late at night, ideas.
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    I personally would not use solid CAT5 type wire as it's not very good at flexing like stranded wire is. Plus everything else the other folks have pointed out.
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    OK, I have been breaking my head trying to add a very important feature to my install. That feature is TPMS. RR and Centrafuse have it, and it works. I still have my CAR PC, and use it for audio processing, and other various things. So maybe I can keep using Centrafuse for its relay and TPMS apps. What I am wondering though, is there a way to program the TPMS so that when there is an alert it triggers certain pins on maybe serial port, so I can put a small relay? I think I have to ask this on the CF forums.
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