Sunday, November 27, 2011

A Knight's Keychain

On Thanksgiving my wife surprised me with a Knight Rider license plate keychain! This keychain is made as an exact replica of the 1982 California "KNIGHT" licence plate.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

William Daniels Has Spoken

I do not have a Trans Am yet to use as a donor car, but that did not stop me from purchasing my first conversion part so to speak (pun intended): a DVD containing the audio of every line spoken by KITT! Rafael Ramirez has painstakingly gone through every episode of Knight Rider, extracted all of William Daniels lines as KITT and packaged them all on a DVD. The DVD also includes Voice Commander a voice recognition program. This will allow anyone to use these voice files to make their KITT conversion talk and interact with them! I am so excited about this project! I have an IBM ThinkPad X31 that I plan to use for KITT's CPU. Its small form factor and the fact that it is completely portable makes it perfect. More on that as I get everything setup.

Here is what Rafael has to say about his DVD (as posted on

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Planning For The Future

I needed a good place to start and blueprints seemed like the logical first step. Lucky for me Nick Nugent had just recently enhanced and redesigned the K.I.T.T. kit originally published in 1983 by Universal Studios. He also took the opportunity to create a matching K.A.R.R. kit. He made both kits available in limited production run of only 100 prints for the 3rd annual Knight Rider Festival held in Las Vegas. Although I did not attend, I was able to order two of these sets through the festivals online store. Thanks Nick!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Runnin' Down A Dream

From the first episode of Knight Rider I knew that someday I was going to drive that car. In retrospect, I was around 6 years old at the time and shared that dream with just about every other fan of Knight Rider in the country. As I got older and reality set in, the feasibility of ever owning a car like K.I.T.T. grew even more remote. 

But I never let the dream die. In high school I had to choose between taking auto mechanics or electronics. I chose electronics and began studying the layout of K.I.T.T.'s dash.