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Re: [TCLUG:4194] Re: mp3, car audio

Well in terms of tha lcd again, I'm thinking about looking into some of the ones they
have at dexis.  They have piles of lcd's form laptops, the problem is the connector
(the aren't labeled and consist of a few pins, so it might take some tinkering).  But
then again if I can get it for around $5-10.....

I've changed my mind and am actually thinking of using a regular 4 gig laptop drive
for everything (root filesystem and mp3s).  I just need to make a cable that will go
from the drive to the power and the bus.  I also would like to find out what kind of
drive they are using for empeg ( because they claim it can run at 100G.

All suggestions are welcomed.  But as I said before, this is all in the planning stage
still and probably won't happen until we get some free time.

serge wrote:

> Hi,
> has a product which is a flash
> disk with an IDE interface which you could use for the kernel.
> They have it in sizes > 4MB. I have to find out how much
> these things cost but that could be decent alternative to
> the floppy drive. (no mechanical parts at all) But then again,
> with a floppy it is easier to get a new kernel installed and is so much
> more cheaper.
> I like the idea of using a zip disk and using it as a like
> a CD player except for I am not sure how shock resistant
> those are.  Also with some drives it is possible to know
> when there is a disk been loaded into the drive. I can look
> up the details and it might need a modified driver. You chould
> use that to start up the mp3 player instead of having to poll
> all the time.
> You could consider laptop hard drives for the data.
> Those should handle shocks better.
> Let me know if I can lend a hand. I do not know much
> about hardware but I like to tinker..
> I still have not got any success with locating a low power
> board that I can use for a hand held device. Most of the
> single board computers, which don't cost an arm and a leg
> to buy, that I have looked at seem to need  as much power
> as a normal one !  I hope I do not have to thinking about
> build my own, in which case I would be sunk !
> -
> regards,
> sandipan
> --
> Serge M. Egelman wrote:
> >
> > Well I don't exactly have a car, but I'm working with a friend building an mp3
> > player for his car (I've been bugging him since he got his car last summer to do
> > this).  He just bought a slot 1 board with a 300a running at 450, so he has a
> > spare p200 and board with 32 megs of ram.  We plan on either putting that in the
> > trunk, or bolting it under a seat.  However, I suggested screwing the board into
> > the glove compartment and putting fans above it for easy access.  Anyway, we're
> > going to have a soundcard (duh) which I want to plug right into an amp, but he
> > insists on a cassette adapter to his existing stereo.  Regardless, the thing is
> > going to be running linux.  He wants to use a harddrive, but I'm not
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