wiring the Mobilinkd TNC & automatic on/off (Jeep tablet based APRS part 2)

wiring the Mobilinkd TNC & automatic on/off (Jeep tablet based APRS part 2)

in the last post about APRS i explained why i was interested, where the Mobilinkd bluetooth TNC fit in, and how to get the basic radio/TNC/tablet setup working.

as promised, i’m following up now that i’ve gotten everything in its final configuration for backcountry use. this post will cover installing the Mobilinkd in a vehicle.

wires, wires, wires

it appears the Mobilinkd doesn’t need much more than half …

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Safari bug: text suddenly appears bold after css animation completes (antialiasing change)

Safari bug: text suddenly appears bold after css animation completes (antialiasing change)

Safari has an anti-aliasing issue that’s been around for a LONG time and it seems everyone is content to use an ugly workaround.

i’m just finishing up a site that makes use of the nice Wow.js & Animate.css combo. while doing final cross-browser checks i noticed Safari giving an abrupt change in text style as the fade-in finished.

see the video demo below …

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APRS via Kenwood TM-V71A, Mobilinkd bluetooth TNC & Android tablet with APRSdroid

APRS via Kenwood TM-V71A, Mobilinkd bluetooth TNC & Android tablet with APRSdroid

i’ve been running an Android tablet in my Jeep for navigation and entertainment now for a while. it’s removable but always goes with me as it’s even replaced my stereo. i had been curious how i could integrate the tablet and ham radio but not made it a priority.

recently a couple of things spurred me on. first, i ran across the Mobilinkd bluetooth TNC project and it looked like it might be exactly the hardware i needed for an affordable price. … continue reading  ⇨

EagleTac G25C2 MKII 1180 Lumen in neutral white tint, a true do-it-all LED flashlight?

EagleTac G25C2 MKII 1180 Lumen in neutral white tint, a true do-it-all LED flashlight?

i had already been dreaming of a single flashlight that could do it all. i wanted a decently intense thrower, but with a larger head than the P20 for a more practical beam – and could i get a decent run time on some mid-level setting?

though EagleTac is still a top competitor, i did my due diligence investigating the latest offerings from Fenix, Olight, NiteCore, Sunwayman, ThruNite, FourSevens and even more traditional manufactures like StreamLight and SureFire. … continue reading  ⇨

pimp my Jeep: integrated rear-screen projector for movies at camp

pimp my Jeep: integrated rear-screen projector for movies at camp

with a working Android tablet based carputer now in place (mp3car worklog here…), i turned to a completely superfluous project – a fully integrated rear-screen projection system for watching movies around camp. why? well why not! i do these type of projects simply because i enjoy fabricating and hacking on things. i do expect to use the system …

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