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by 2knight
Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: KITT Demo mode
Replies: 6
Views: 2329

Re: KITT Demo mode

I know exactly what you're talking about. I used to have a cassette tape that I recorded from a custom auto show in the 1980s. Several years ago I digitized the tape to an audio file and got rid of the tape. Unfortunately, I can't seem to find the digital file. I think I still have it on a hard driv...
by 2knight
Tue May 31, 2016 8:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Knight Rider in the new X-men Apocalypse movie
Replies: 3
Views: 2158

Knight Rider in the new X-men Apocalypse movie

I watched X-men Apocalypse yesterday and was pleasantly surprised to see Knight Rider featured in the film. The movie takes place around 1983 so it seems only appropriate. In the scene, Quicksilver is lounging around home. He's wearing a Six-million dollar man shirt, playing Mrs. Pacman, and when he...
by 2knight
Tue Sep 02, 2014 8:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: KITT electronics functionality
Replies: 9
Views: 5859

Re: KITT electronics functionality

2knight, good info there. That's another concern I had is when you've got all these electronics in the car, what happens on a hot day? I get 90°-105° from maybe June to August, so it's something to think about. How much did you tint your windows? And what's the carpet insulation / radiant barrier i...
by 2knight
Fri Aug 29, 2014 8:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: KITT electronics functionality
Replies: 9
Views: 5859

Re: KITT electronics functionality

I took my stock radio out and replaced it with the LCD touch screen. I have the sound out on my computer running to an amplifier that is connected to the car speakers. You could run the sound through your existing sound system if you keep it and if it has audio input, run the computer to an amplifie...
by 2knight
Thu Aug 28, 2014 8:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: KITT electronics functionality
Replies: 9
Views: 5859

Re: KITT electronics functionality

I have a Knight 3000 replica with a computer built in. There are some companies online that sell computers specifically for cars that you can wire directly into a 12 volt system. I got mine through mp3car.com. I also got a touchscreen monitor through them so I don't have to worry about using a mouse...
by 2knight
Tue Feb 04, 2014 8:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: KITT's Shell look at this
Replies: 3
Views: 2744

Re: KITT's Shell look at this

Perhaps it could be sprayed on the inside of the body panels and reinforce them from the inside. It might be expensive, but there's a lot less square footage in a car than in a room or building, and one could always opt to protect just certain areas. It's interesting that it was originally a truck b...
by 2knight
Fri Jan 17, 2014 8:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wanted knight rider scanner
Replies: 1
Views: 1938

Re: Wanted knight rider scanner

That's pretty awesome. If the two sides could be separated, that would be perfect for a Knight 3000 replica. I like that there are different scan modes and speeds.
by 2knight
Mon Dec 02, 2013 9:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DVD looping display of KITT voicebox display
Replies: 4
Views: 2788

Re: DVD looping display of KITT voicebox display

If you are looking for a classic series voice display. There is an iPod app called iKITT that might do something similar to what you are looking for. It looks just like KITT's vox. It doesn't loop, but it could be used effectively in the same place. If you touch the screen you get a sound clip of KI...
by 2knight
Fri Oct 18, 2013 8:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: speech recognition?
Replies: 3
Views: 1245

Re: speech recognition?

Try e-speaking (m). The program has many commands already installed and you can program in voice commands to do specific things like open an mp3 file. I've used the program to open mp3's. For example, I say "KITT, Play your song." and he plays his theme song. Admittedly, there is a short d...
by 2knight
Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Why KR08 was ahead of its time
Replies: 2
Views: 1438

Re: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Why KR08 was ahead of its time

I was thinking the same thing. The show really does remind me of Knight Rider 2008 as well . Whether KR2008 influenced it or whether there's just some formula out there that writers are using, I don't know. You have a couple of experienced people in charge (Coulson and Wen seem equivalent to Graiman...
by 2knight
Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lectric Enterprises stole 1600$ - still owes me 300$
Replies: 99
Views: 34480

Re: Lectric Enterprises has stolen me 1600$

It sounds like maybe you should consider outsourcing some of your work. As with many individual business ventures, it sounds like your own ability to crank out orders as an individual is bottlenecking the whole process. There comes a time when demand exceeds your ability to produce, that's when it's...
by 2knight
Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: KITT Replica with functional abilities
Replies: 12
Views: 7138

Re: KITT Replica with functional abilities

Several years ago I saw a fire extinguisher with a remote cable to activate in a boating store. Perhaps that could be attached to a solenoid to activate the fire extinguisher. Autoloc makes a smoke screen kit for cars. Oil slick would be an oil changer pump, a small oil reservoir, and some pipes or ...
by 2knight
Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: KITT Replica with functional abilities
Replies: 12
Views: 7138

Re: KITT Replica with functional abilities

Also look into software called Centrafuse for integrating GPS, Phone, Bluetooth, and music functions on a car computer.
by 2knight
Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: KITT Replica with functional abilities
Replies: 12
Views: 7138

Re: KITT Replica with functional abilities

When I was working on my KI2T replica, I always wanted to add gadgets and functionality and not just have the car look like KI2T. I spent more of my time and money trying to get the car looking the way I wanted (and later dealing with maintenance issues), but I did have a camera installed in the bac...
by 2knight
Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Knight Rider 2008: Did It Suck?
Replies: 29
Views: 16413

Re: Knight Rider 2008: Did It Suck?

I had mixed feelings about the 2008 series, but overall I liked it. I liked KI3T and Mike and thought they were a good mix. The other characters kind of grew on me. I liked how KI3T's personality was evolving kind of the way a real computer would. I feel some of the elements - notably transforming i...
by 2knight
Tue May 28, 2013 9:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How many Knight 3000 are still around??
Replies: 18
Views: 5675

Re: How many Knight 3000 are still around??

I'm still building Knight 3000 in Norfolk, Virginia. The work has been slow because I bought a house last year and have needed to divert finances to home repair and improvement. I've also had some big repair and maintenance expenses on the car the past year - had to replace the struts and shocks and...
by 2knight
Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: kickstart a KR 2008 sequel TV movie
Replies: 26
Views: 8403

Re: kickstart a KR 2008 sequel TV movie

How about bringing it back in real time - five or so years from where we left off? They could use this to explain any changes in set or casting.
by 2knight
Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: KITT - Virtual Assistant
Replies: 5
Views: 3019

Re: KITT - Virtual Assistant

I've looked before and haven't found a voicebox avatar for Ultrahal. It's always possible someone has created one since. It probably wouldn't be that hard to create, but I've never had the time to try to figure it out. They do have a plugin for a "Knight Rider brain." I've not tried it sin...
by 2knight
Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: KITT - Virtual Assistant
Replies: 5
Views: 3019

Re: KITT - Virtual Assistant

I use the Ultrahal AI in my KI3T. The speech recognition could be better (especially while driving as there is so much background noise), so I don't use him as much as I'd like. He learns better from typing on a keyboard, but that's not really practical or safe while going down the road. Ultrahal ca...
by 2knight
Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 100 gallon fuel tank?
Replies: 4
Views: 2927

Re: 100 gallon fuel tank?

I was under the impression that KITT ran on hydrogen or something similar most of the time and that old-fashioned gasoline was something he used only when desperate. Perhaps that's the reason for two gas fills. We don't actually see whether there's a standard gas tank fill in the one behind the rear...
by 2knight
Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: California prepares for self-driving cars
Replies: 4
Views: 2516

Re: California prepares for self-driving cars

The advantage I see isn't so much fully autonomous cars that drive themselves, but the potential safety features of something like an auto assist mode. Microprocessors have a much faster response time than the human brain. Safety features such as automatic braking to prevent collisions and steering ...
by 2knight
Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SOUTHERN KNIGHTS ATLANTA Photos:Post em' here!
Replies: 9
Views: 10489

Re: SOUTHERN KNIGHTS ATLANTA Photos:Post em' here!

Sorry I missed it this year. I'm the guy who came last year with the Knight 3000 replica. I've just had way too much going on this summer to travel. I look forward to seeing the pictures. I hope I'll be able to make it next year.
by 2knight
Fri Aug 12, 2011 8:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Southern Knights 2011
Replies: 9
Views: 9781

Re: Southern Knights 2011

I added a few photos of some of the other cars to the KRO forum Gallery under Events and Other. There were only two Mustangs. My black Mustang and a blue one. In addition to about a dozen Trans Ams, there was a red Dodge Stealth, a 1990s black Camaro, and a new yellow Camaro. Someone also posted vid...
by 2knight
Fri May 27, 2011 8:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question about KITT vs KARR, and something else
Replies: 4
Views: 2225

Re: Question about KITT vs KARR, and something else

I think the deflected laser beam only took out the laser circuitry so KARR couldn't fire again. KARR's structure was most likely weakened from sitting in salt water for two years. While KARR's outer shell was probably immune to salt water damage there were probably bolts and other structural pieces ...
by 2knight
Thu Apr 07, 2011 8:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Inexpensive DIY Voice Orb ideas
Replies: 6
Views: 4380

Re: Inexpensive DIY Voice Orb ideas

I was playing around with Winamp yesterday and found that there's already a skin that would be perfect for KI3T's orb. It's called Hal's Eye and it can be found at: m I think the skin itself would be a great choice. It does have three visualizations installed. I'm not too thrilled about the first tw...