Re: [DML] Miles Per Gallon and Trip Computer
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Re: [DML] Miles Per Gallon and Trip Computer

On Tue, Oct 28, 2003 at 09:23:40PM -0500, doctorDHD@xxxx wrote:
> That question was asked my me, Dave and 6530. I have ben working on a 
> driving computer for my Delorean. It started out to be a project built around an 
> HP Jornada 680 handheld computer with a 1/2 vga screen and the Dataq DI-194RS 
> data acquisition kit. I actually got the two interfaced and was able to 
> display the cars battery voltage on the screen. The problem, it seems was that the 
> 680 was too slow. I have since shelved the idea untill I can afford to buy a 
> 7" vga LCD monitor which I will connect to a mini-ITX computer. Since it 
> will be programmed in Visual Basic as oppossed to VB for WindowsCE, the operating 
> system for the 680, I think it will be much easier.

Check out for ideas, parts sources, etc. As
others have noted, staying as far away from VB is the way to go.
However, staying away from anything with the microsoft logo is *also*
the way to go (IMO; no religous flamewars, thanks =) ). has
pretty much all the info you're going to need to install a PC into a
car, including power and so forth.


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