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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jeff Barr [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Sunday, February 18, 2001 9:31 PM
> To: 'Adam Rifkin'; FoRK@XeNT.CoM
> Subject: RE: Digital Blazer.
> I've been meaning to put together a page on Fred, our
> treadmill computer,
> for a while. Since we are leaving for Mexico in less than 10
> hours, clearly
> now is not the time. I do have some pictures:
> These are of the "alpha" version. In the production model,
> the keyboard
> and the trackball are mounted on a nice wooden surface, the cables are
> nicely tied down, etc. I run three apps on it -- Headline Viewer,
> IE5, and WinAmp. With deft use of the keyboard I can blast
> through news
> headlines from 500 or so sites while taking a nice 5 mile walk at
> 3.5 or 4 MPH.
> The real trick here is to always use the keyboard. Trackballs are hard
> enough to use while standing still. Windows Alt-Tab is handy, as is
> the lesser-known Windows-Tab (hold down the Windows key and press Tab
> to cycle through the windows in the task bar). WinAmp can be
> from the keyboard, as can Headline Viewer.
> My original plan was to build a little custom keypad, but lately
> (thanks in part to Adam and Rohit :-) I've been too busy to
> use it, not
> to mention improve it.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Adam Rifkin [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Saturday, February 17, 2001 11:20 PM
> To: FoRK@XeNT.CoM
> Subject: Digital Blazer.
> I thought Jeff Barr's
> HeadlineViewer-hooked-up-to-the-treadmill was nice.
> But man, if I had the Internet-enabled Blazer, I would spend 24 hours
> a day on the road...
> This page has been made to show my ongoing project of creating the
> ultimate multimedia system in a vehicle. It is now possible to have
> wireless Internet, DVD, GPS Navigation, TV, Digital Music,
> etc. all in a
> vehicle. Some cars will soon come with these gadgets, I just
> didnt want
> to wait, or spend the overpriced charges for them.
> While the blazer is not as fast as the Integra was, I like it
> a lot! It
> is quieter, roomier, and all and all in better shape than the integra,
> as it is 4 years newer. It is quite sporty too in its own SUV kinda
> way. This is a very practical vehicle, and its great for crusin the
> streets of Jacksonville in the evenings, or towing my Jet Skis during
> the daytime.
> As a lot of you may know, I used to have a 94 Integra GSR. I have sold
> that car and now have a 98 2 door Chevy Blazer. Now for all
> of you rice
> readers, this thing could still out accelerate a semi-stock civic =),
> even if it would take a gallon of gas in the process.
> Since I have had a computer in my ride for over a year and a half, I
> couldn't do without. The Blazer is receiving all the money and time I
> can afford to give to it, and boy is it turning out to be nice =) Keep
> on surfin my page to see the results of my hard work.
> The idea started out simple. I wanted to play MP3s in my vehicle.
> In June of 1998, I had the idea that I wanted to be able to
> play MP3s in
> my car. At the time, there were no portable devices on the public
> market. The MpMan came out around this time, but it was not readily
> available. I had an idea to put a laptop in my car, as simple
> of an idea
> as it seems, it was still an original idea. The only other time I had
> seen laptops in cars was in police cars.
> The laptop idea lasted about a week. It was heavy, too big, and akward
> to mess with while driving.
> I wanted something easy to use while driving, versatile, good sound
> quality, and reliable.
> I had a plan. I would build a computer in my car. Actually integrated
> into the car. I wanted a screen in the dash, a full keyboard, a mouse,
> I set out to build it. I bought a 6" TFT screen, and used a
> bunch of old
> Pentium I aged components and built myself a fully functional P166
> running windows 95. Then I slowly added things, like TV tuner
> card, DVD
> drive with decoder card, and so on. Well, throught the past
> year and a
> half, the system has changed dramatically.
> The computer in the Blazer consists of a 10.4" TFT screen with
> Windows98, I have over 5000 mp3's, ASFs, and games. I have a Wireless
> mouse and keyboard, along with a gamepad to control everything
> with. Wireless internet adds a nice touch, especially for CDDB access.
> Using most the parts from my previous install in the integra,
> I was able
> to build a pretty decent system in the blazer. With MB Quart
> in the dash and, coaxial 2-ways in the doors, and another set
> of coaxial
> 2-ways in the back side walls, the mids and highs are
> incredibley clean
> and loud. The signal to noise ratio of 97dB on the soundcard is very
> I kept the 2 12" Infinity Kappa Subwoofers, as well as my two Alpine
> 5ch Amps. I did however, add a Rockford Fosgate amp for the back
> COMPUTER SYSTEM OVERVIEW:
> PII-333 80Mb Ram
> 30Gb HDD space
> 8x4x32 TDK VeloCD CDR
> 4x Creative DVD-rom drive
> 10.4" TFT Flat panel
> 6" TFT Flat panel
> RF Keyboard
> RF Mouse
> 19,200baud Wireless Internet
> 10Mbaud ethernet port
> TV Tuner card
> N64 playable on both screens
> Voodoo II 3d Accelerator card
> 300Watt Powersupply
> 300Watt DC/AC Power Inverter
> Digital Gamepad
> SOUND SYSTEM OVERVIEW:
> (4) 2-way Mb Quart Coaxials
> (2) Mb Quart Component sets
> (2) Alipine 5Ch, 35x4, 115x1 Amps
> (1) Turtle Beach Montego II Soundcard with >97dB SNR
> (1) Rockford Fosgate Punch 40 Amp
> (2) Infinity Kappa 12" subwoofers
> (1) 1 Farad Monster Cap
> (1) EQL Equalizer
> With my current setup; I can listen to over 5000 songs at the
> control of
> my fingers, When I buy a new cd, I can rip it in less than 5
> minutes, I
> can record a full CD in less than 10 minutes, My passengers can watch
> DVDs on road trips, I can check the news headlines and sports scores
> while sitting in traffic, I also IM people while out crusin
> the streets.
> I am really happy with my setup. I moved My AC controls to my center
> console for easy access, all I do is open the console and there it
> is. My system is easy to use, and it looks good. The screen
> is flush, so
> it looks factory. The system has enough mids and highs to cause
> pain. The bass is not up to DB drag racing standards, but it is more
> than enough for me and my listening habits.
> My current setup is the most reliable so far. I have very few problems
> with it. The motherboard is a brand new VIA chipset, with FSB
> from 66 to
> 150, so it is very upgradeable as well. The RF keyboard and mouse are
> much better choices than IR. No sensor to relocate, and
> nothing to "aim"
> the devices at either.
> Drool drool drool...
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