sorry, i should have included a little more information with my post:
>1.) How did you mount the iopener in your truck under the stereo?
well, i ripped out the dash that was there, (it had a cigaret lighter, an ashtray and a cup holder (damn, i miss my cup-holder), apart from that, i don't smoke and i can hold my change elsewere), note: the dash is impossible to put back, it was injection molded to there. then, i removed the radio, which, from previous experience, i knew there was a shelf unter there. i went to lowes and picked up 2 L brackets (it was less than 2$) and picked up a load of washers (because i needed a 110degree angle, not a 90 that the l bracket offered) then, i drilled holes on the stereo's shelf and droped 1 inch lag bolts in and after the proper spacing washers inserted, (more in the back side of the L bracket) i put the nuts on.
as for the i-opener side of the l-bracket, there is conviniently alot of space behind the speakers of the i-opener so i mounted 4 bolts behind the i-opener.
then, i just slipped it on top of the 2 L brackets and bolted it in place and it looked spectacular :)
(if you din't understand a word i said, tell me and i can probably get pictures)
>2.) How do you power your iopener? What happens each time you start of turn off your car ignition?
for the power, i decided to go the pre-built way, i paid someone 35$ and got an adapter from 12V to 19V.
this device is hooked strait to the battery power (i spliced off my amp wire which was right beside). eventualy, i plan the device to turn on with the car ignition and shut down after i turn the car off (within 3 minutes of me shutting the ignition off). i'm working on this circuit/program right now
>3.) Doesn't it take forever to boot up windows on the iopener? Running errands that take less than 10 minutes >would seem like a pain to have to wait >and boot up the system then only to turn it off minutes later.
well, with the minimal install of windows it takes me about 1.5-2 minutes to boot up into my custom program to play mp3's (the screenshot was with winamp)
as for really short errans, until i get the auto-switch hooked up, i just switch my stereo on and listen to the local radio station (gotta fix that :)
>I have an ideal, get the recharger battery unit for Costco, run the iopener to that, then run the charger plug to the cigarrett lighter with a >converter. That way the battery gets recharged with the cigarette lighter and the iopener get un disrupted energy from the battery charger regardless >if your car ignition is on or not.
that would probably work (if your cigarrete lighter is switched, but it's much easier to hook it up strait to your car power and make sure you shut the system down when you're done.
feel free to ask if you got more questions :)