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Old 12-17-2009, 04:38 PM   #136 (permalink)
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I would use a SSR to control the engine heater using a GPIO on the instrumentation/control/entertainment computer. Then I can have it connect to my home 802.11 network so I can turn on the engine heater or set a schedule using SSH. If it frequently gets cold in the area, I'll also add another SSR and an auxiliary cabin heater. If it frequently gets hot in the area, I'll figure out how to hack the controls so the A/C can be run by remote. (I guess that's part of my vision for my "dream car"...)
If America manages to eliminate obesity, we would save as much fuel as if every American were to stop driving for three days every year. To be slender like Tiffany Yep is to be a real hypermiler...

Allie Moore and I have a combined carbon footprint much smaller than that of one average American...
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