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Offline Kevron

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I got bored
« on: 04 Nov 2015 - 06:58:33 »
I took my overhead sunglasses holder...



Cut it all up... and installed..





My Samsung Galaxy Tab 3. 

It's a full fledged tablet with data service.  I use it for GPS, Streaming Music, Weather Radar,  there is an ODBII adapter I am gonna get that will display anything and everything going on with the car, the kids use it for Netflix and Youtube.  I have it fully wired in so that when I turn the key on it turns on GPS, Data, and Wifi, (hotspotting) it also sets the screen timeout to 3 hours.  When I turn the key off it kills all apps that are open, turns on Airplane Mode, turns off wifi, and sets the screen timeout to 7 seconds. 


ETA:  Also when turning on the key it changes the background picture to what you see, and when turning the key off it Flashes "GoodBye" on the screen and changes the background picture to a picture taken from an airplane.  It gives visual verification that the automation is running correctly.  I also have it set up to send me emails when it gets to certain locations around the city.  So I know when the Mrs. is getting to work, and when she is about 5 minutes from home.
« Last Edit: 04 Nov 2015 - 07:05:34 by Kevron »
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Re: I got bored
« Reply #1 on: 04 Nov 2015 - 08:44:17 »
Is that legal to be in view of a driver?  You could youtube or porn or hulu or such on that.

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Re: I got bored
« Reply #2 on: 04 Nov 2015 - 09:14:51 »
In theory its no different than people using their phone in a mount on their dash.  In all reality it's not much different than the touch screen radio that came factory in my car.  While I can technically see it while driving, it is above my head and over.  The picture looks like it is directly above the mirror.  It is actually 6-9" towards the back of the car. 
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Re: I got bored
« Reply #3 on: 04 Nov 2015 - 15:34:52 »
Cool............ I can still change a flat...... :-[
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Re: I got bored
« Reply #4 on: 04 Nov 2015 - 17:33:22 »
Cool............ I can still change a flat...... :-[

I can too, but my insurance covers someone else to do it in the Texas heat on the side of the crazy ass highway.   >:D
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« Reply #5 on: 04 Nov 2015 - 17:51:40 »
Yeah?  YEAH?  Try doing it at 2pm on a Wednesday in early August on I95 on the shoulder of the road in N. Georgia on the wider asphalt going to the area under an overpass.  Where you are 4 feet from the yellow line with traffic going by at only 75mph because you are on the side of the right (slow) lane.

Yeah?  Try that!  Change a tire, insurance, hail ain't worth a dayum nickel.

But make sure you get your windows tinted as dark as you can and as many as you can.  Don't want to have a Texas Ranger to ride up behind you.

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Re: I got bored
« Reply #6 on: 05 Nov 2015 - 16:20:10 »
I.m just jealous of Kevron or anybody that can do this stuff. ...Hey I can still change a light bulb.... :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[....I lied about the flat. ::)..I rarely drive anymore...
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Re: I got bored
« Reply #7 on: 05 Nov 2015 - 21:19:15 »
Hey, I can do a light bulb in one of my half dozen flashlights.  And most of the lamps in the house.  ON the car, well probably not so much.

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