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Discussion in 'Do It Yourself' started by PatchyBoy, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. theblack

    theblack Esperto

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    You get a USB splitter (Its a 2:1 splitter) you can connect that to the Device .
    This will leave you with 2 USB ports dangling out free... 1 can be used for BT while the other can be used for charging the same.

    I've used splitters in the past to connect 2 USB devices to a single port but Never used it as a charging point so you can try that before investing on other approaches...
    Its not expensive (may be 300bucks for a good quality splitter) so if it works that's an inexpensive solution

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    http://www.ainolindia.com/ainol-novo-7-tornado.html

    5000rs for a 7" Tab with 1G processor and 1G RAM :shocked
    That's dirt cheap

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    which scanner are you using to connect to the OBD port?
    Make , model and link to the page please.
    I'm interested
  2. PatchyBoy

    PatchyBoy Esperto

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    I now scrapped the idea of using the head rest mount. It rattled like crazy. I fabricated and am using this now.

    Thanks for the tip. Will try.

    Here is the link to the scanner I have.

    Rajan
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2012
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  3. PatchyBoy

    PatchyBoy Esperto

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    While the first attempt at making a clamp was successful - it was functional, did not rattle and did what it was expected to do very well, I somehow had this feeling I can do much better. So, decided to give another shot at a clamp - minimalistic design, nice looks and finish and look as close to stock as possible - setting these as targets, did another one this week end. While I was at it, also decided to do foot well lights - in red :evil: and also additional boot lighting, again in red. Will let the pictures do the talking.

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    Since the basic principle - using the elasticity and strength of ABS to clamp on to the existing HU, without screws or any extra modifications - the performance is exactly the same as before. Finish is much better (screwed up trimming the rubber post pasting :( ). Covered in matt black vinyl and added the FIAT logo, just for kicks :D

    Rajan
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  4. naveen2cool

    naveen2cool Superiore

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    Awesomeeeeeee awesomeeeee awesomeeeee....clapssss clapsss


    tasting the Italian delight!
  5. sungoa2010

    sungoa2010

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    Innovation has only a lower limit for Fiaitians. It looks so good:)
  6. hpmadan

    hpmadan Timido

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    Hello Patchboy,

    The setup looks great, could i know where did you source mounting clamp? can i get the details please


    Thanks
  7. punto_emotion

    punto_emotion Esperto

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    @ Patchyboy, Brilliant work my friend! Simply superb! :up
  8. PatchyBoy

    PatchyBoy Esperto

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    Thanks Naveen2cool

    Thanks sungoa2010
    Thanks hpmadan. The mounting clamp is designed and hand made by yours truly :D. This is the DIY section, isn't it? There is another thread of mine where I have posted a drawing of the first clamp that I fabricated. This one is just an improvisation :D

    Thanks punto_emotion.

    Rajan
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  9. nkapoor777

    nkapoor777 Regolare

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    Great work man! Looks perfect in pics and I'm sure looks even cooler in reality.
  10. speedJet

    speedJet Superiore

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    Great work PathcyBoy!! You should start manufacturing and shipping these for others!!

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