Motorola A925 as GPS

Submitted by patrik on Mon, 2006-01-02 21:35

The Motorola A925 is a bulky ugly phone... but I bought one when they sold it for €65. Not a phone to carry around, but it has a built in GPS and would do great as a GPS in the car. The reception is to bad though, so I bought an external gps-antenna on To make it fit in the car a carholder and a carcharger was bought from Fone-R-Us (
As GPS software the free MapViewGPS is used, you find it at

To make it easier to start the GPS the top menu was altered with AppickerConfig,


Submitted by patrik on Mon, 2005-12-19 00:54

Time to build a new HEPC... This time it will be built around a mini-ITX-card, use a 12" TFT as monitor (hopefully...) and have multizone audio. The software will be Windows XP with the free HEPC software Xlobby. This is just in early developement, I just got hold of most of tha parts and started testing a bit.

In the picture above we see a normal ATX-supply and a fan (120 millimeters). In the middle is the mainboard, and to the right harddisk and DVD. The DVD won't be used in the final project, I leave that to my modded Xbox. The front of the box will be a 12" TFT, which leads to a rather big box. Therefore theres' no need to use a 2,5" harddrive and other small expensive stuff.

Valve RIAA

Submitted by patrik on Fri, 2005-11-11 11:11

The beginning: A wood box was constructed with plywood and oak.

Testmounting of the components on the back.

Some varnish made the box prettier, and I have mounted the transformer and valveholders.

The transformer sure is lethal, so I made a little wooden house for it. We also see a volume knob and a power on indicator in the front.


Submitted by patrik on Sat, 2005-11-05 15:31

Nothing special - A webcam who's watching the printer.

Camera mounting

First try with Linux and the software Motion

No good in the dark...

A Led was mounted to help out in the dark

LED's instead of bulbs

Submitted by patrik on Mon, 2005-10-31 11:47

When I had to change some bulbs in the dash on my Saab 9000 I decided to use LED's instead. The result was ok, but next time I will use diode's with lower resistance than 560 ohm.

I also changed indoor halogens to led's where halogen simply gave to much light. The lens of the led was cut to avoid the spotlight effect and create a more even flow.