Hello from the San Jose Bay Area

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    Brodie iPF Noob

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    Greetings

    I've been playing with my 3G for a couple of weeks now. Nice machine, but it does have limitations. I'm sure ad hoc networking will come, as well as Bluetooth cell phone support. After all we are on the bleeding edge here.

    My desire is to mount the thing between the handlebars on my motorcycle. I think the big screen will make a fantastic Garmin killer when the proper apps are written.

    Brodie
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    Welcome! And yes, there will be an app for that.....
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    Well since I joined up a whopping 2 days ago its my day to welcome everyone 2 the forum. lol. So... welcome Brodie! But! Don't mount it between your handlebars it would be 2 distracting! (i know u were just kidding :D)
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    Actually no I'm not just kidding,
    I'm dead serious!​

    I already have it interfaced with my Starcom on bike communications set up. The power is supplied through the 30 pin connector to my power port within my tank bag. The sound is channeled, for the moment, through the auxiliary port on my Jensen Heavy Duty AM/FM radio, through the Starcom to my motorcycle helmet. The iPad sits in the map pocket on the top of the tank bag. I have Navigon as my turn by turn gps unit as my music collection is playing in the background. I am looking at how I can receive and make phone calls while in motion. The Starcom already has GMRS 2 way radio capability. My passenger can have the same set up in her helmet.

    This next Friday I will be at Tap Plastic looking into having a custom watertight case made up that will mount the iPad in a more favorable position facing me just below the speedometer and tachometer cluster.

    My goal is to have the whole set up completely voice command controlled. I don't want to have to touch the screen at all! From what I see so far the hardware is here, it's just getting the right mix of software. I may have to delve into the iPhone SDK and write my own stuff.

    Like I said, we are on the bleeding edge here. :rolleyes:

    Brodie
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    Welcome to the site, hope to see you around!!:)
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    What is the current status of this Brodie?
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    Hi Brodie and welcome to the Forum!

    The IPad Forum is a community of members from all walks of life and from all over the world coming together to share our experiences and to help each other learn about this wonderful piece of technology the Ipad. There is a wealth of information already here in the many threads we have so doing some searches will answer most of the questions you have. If then you cannot find the answer you are seeking then by all means post your question. There are many friendly and informed members here only too willing to help you.

    We also have our own App - It is a very simple app to navigate.
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/discussion-forum-for-ipad/id412896524?mt=8
    Reading the IPad manual is a great place to start so please download a copy of these.
    http://www.support.apple.com/manuals/ipad/
    2 very informative threads from which you will learn many tips and shortcuts for the IPad.
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-general-discussions/21590-tips-tricks-those-us-who-dont-know.html
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-os/49581-ios5-tips-tricks.html
    We have rules like any Community so please read these also
    http://www.ipadforums.net/forum-rul...um-rules-everybody-please-read.html#post14697

    Once again we welcome you here and are so pleased you have joined us!

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