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Re: 2007 Accord EX Carputer
« Reply #100 on: September 21, 2010, 06:33:37 AM »

Cool.  I was looking into something like this years ago but I guess this is the advantage of using an arduino and a servo as everything can be controlled by code, instead of just circuitry.
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Re: 2007 Accord EX Carputer
« Reply #101 on: September 21, 2010, 11:15:25 AM »

Yea, I'd say the biggest advantage is that I can rapidly test changes.  From what I read some people will build the circuitry in the end once they know exactly what they need.  I don't care though as an Arduino board really doesn't cost that much nor does it take up that much space.
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Re: 2007 Accord EX Carputer
« Reply #102 on: September 21, 2010, 02:30:37 PM »

Not really familiar with working with servos, but maybe you can incorporate something in code where it can deal with obstructions on the movement, pretty much how CD drives can reverse it's motion when there's something in the way.  Otherwise your motor will force itself and it might break some attachments or burn itself up.
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Re: 2007 Accord EX Carputer
« Reply #103 on: September 21, 2010, 02:40:57 PM »

Not really familiar with working with servos, but maybe you can incorporate something in code where it can deal with obstructions on the movement, pretty much how CD drives can reverse it's motion when there's something in the way.  Otherwise your motor will force itself and it might break some attachments or burn itself up.

Yea, I'm not all too familiar either.  I wouldn't be too sure of how to do that as I can't really get feedback from the servo.  I can only instruct it to move to a position, not get where it is positioned at.  That would be cool though.
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Re: 2007 Accord EX Carputer
« Reply #104 on: September 21, 2010, 05:09:24 PM »

Damn, that looks good!  I work with servos in RC applications and robotics and love using them.  I wouldn't worry too much about burning up the servo.  Unless there are metal or carbon gears in them, too much strain usually just strips the plastic gears which can be easily and cheaply replaced.  One thought would be to somehow make a "sacrificial" part that would break in the event of something blocking it.  Maybe the control arm or some sort of linkage that is weaker than the rest of the set up.  I can't wait to see it installed.

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Re: 2007 Accord EX Carputer
« Reply #105 on: October 11, 2010, 12:34:56 PM »

I've grown highly impatient.  I'm going to put a screen in the lower compartment and the PC in the glove box as a temporary solution till I have more time.
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Re: 2007 Accord EX Carputer
« Reply #106 on: October 12, 2010, 06:33:18 PM »

This will be operation by Sunday.  The radio sucks and Pandora on the phone blows. 

Made a mold of the glove compartment out of fiberglass:



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Re: 2007 Accord EX Carputer
« Reply #107 on: October 14, 2010, 03:25:37 PM »

Building stuff to put the screen in the lower portion of the dash:



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Re: 2007 Accord EX Carputer
« Reply #108 on: October 14, 2010, 08:45:30 PM »

ABS Cement to hold it together:




1st coat of Bondo + sanding:

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Re: 2007 Accord EX Carputer
« Reply #109 on: October 16, 2010, 08:16:51 PM »

The glove compartment piece is ready to go and the screen is nearing completion.  Will have them both in the car tomorrow if all goes as planned.  (This really never happens).




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