In Car Audio System

David M. Carney carney1979 at
Thu Jun 2 03:31:29 UTC 2005

On Wednesday 01 June 2005 21:20, Matt Patterson wrote:
> Has anybody out there found a good interface for using a Linux laptop in
> a car as an mp3 player? I am talking everything from full LCD displays
> to simple custom keypads?
> Just curious because I think I am going to build myself one.
> Matt

Look here:

Wal-Mart has these for about $20. It has a mini stereo plug and will plug into 
any mini sound output jack, such as a sound card, etc.

It has 4 output frequencies you can select from and it really works great! You 
plug it into your computer's sound card, select your frequency, then tune 
your FM stereo to that frequency. 

No software needed (or supplied). I use it to stream an internet radio station 
to anywhere in my house. 30 feet is a conservative maximum range.

It runs on 2 AAA batteries. Radio Shack has a similar one that will run on 
either batteries or it has a cigarette lighter jack for power, too.


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