Hacked up laptop as megaview?

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Re: Hacked up laptop as megaview?

Postby Yoshi » Thu Jun 11, 2009 3:43 pm

I like laptops since they have batteries and are much more compact. An EEE box would be a good idea though. def makes a good show piece.
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Re: Hacked up laptop as megaview?

Postby Dot Communist » Thu Jun 11, 2009 4:05 pm

well with the laptop or pre built computor route, they both use transformers to deliver 12volts or whatever it is to the laptop/eeebox. but what I like (other than the price) about going diy is this which is a 12vdc to 12vdc power supply that turns on and off with the car :mrgreen:
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Re: Hacked up laptop as megaview?

Postby Yoshi » Thu Jun 11, 2009 4:22 pm

ok thats pretty nifty.
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Re: Hacked up laptop as megaview?

Postby M20_fever » Thu Jun 11, 2009 7:08 pm

Dot Communist wrote:Somthing if not exactly like this
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that is exactly what I was thinking, very nice install.
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Re: Hacked up laptop as megaview?

Postby Tchao » Sat Jun 13, 2009 8:11 am

Theres a problem with that, it looks good on paper, but in reality performs poorly. Visibility is crap, especially in direct sunlight (poor placement) and you are limited to a tiny screen. :roll:

Yoshi, stop being rice, I know for a fact you will not be looking at LCD screens when you are on the track. Man up and get a AiM Sport or the likes if you want data acquisition.
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Re: Hacked up laptop as megaview?

Postby Yoshi » Sat Jun 13, 2009 3:18 pm

I don't need it when I'm driving, i just want to check temps, play music, and datalog when necessary. Can't afford AiM
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Re: Hacked up laptop as megaview?

Postby Dot Communist » Sun Jun 14, 2009 3:11 am

Tchao wrote:Theres a problem with that, it looks good on paper, but in reality performs poorly. Visibility is crap, especially in direct sunlight (poor placement) and you are limited to a tiny screen. :roll:

Yoshi, stop being rice, I know for a fact you will not be looking at LCD screens when you are on the track. Man up and get a AiM Sport or the likes if you want data acquisition.

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