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#185961 - 23rd Nov 2007 12:35am Car Pc *****
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long time no post but thought i would mention this.

just in the process of making the shonda a bit better

ive seen a few people do this before and i quite like the idea
in the proces of collecting all the parts

so far ive got....

Via Epia 1500 mini itx motherboard
M2-atx 12v power supply
lin itx 7" vga touch screen

the plan is to mount the screen on the center consoule
where the digi clock is on the accord, then add a cd/dvd drive
to the pc so i can watch dvd's/store cd to hard drive etc
the limits are pretty endless as its a pc, seen ppl with system
that have wifi, custom car pc software, digi tv, DAB radio

all i need to have it running is a hard drive some RAM and a case

Opinions??
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#185971 - 23rd Nov 2007 8:08am Re: Car Pc [Re: exploding_penguin]
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Did you get lost in Cyberspace when you stumbled accross this site Shaun wink raftl

Have a word with Chris and Andy - maybe get FrozenAudio back up and running raftl

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#185983 - 23rd Nov 2007 12:29pm Re: Car Pc [Re: StuyMac]
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lmbo, its aint a had job to wire to the car, just like wiring an amp, the had part is gonnabe fitting the screen into the center consoule!!
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#185985 - 23rd Nov 2007 12:58pm Re: Car Pc [Re: exploding_penguin]
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was originaly gonna try an squeeze the screen here to make it look a bit more oem


but a bit of a pain in are arse as my heater controlls are there

so decided to mount here like this one

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#186070 - 24th Nov 2007 12:29pm Re: Car Pc [Re: exploding_penguin]
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nice

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#186077 - 24th Nov 2007 1:45pm Re: Car Pc [Re: vw_kyle]
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heloooo again lol

i wanted to do this in my golf. looks good.

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#186463 - 26th Nov 2007 9:26pm Re: Car Pc [Re: Wheels]
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Tidy job, nice one!

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#186489 - 26th Nov 2007 10:24pm Re: Car Pc [Re: CustomIce]
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yeah, it would be better where the heater controls are, but should be a good job.

What you doing in terms of storage? a hardrive or solid state memory for shock resistance?

where you going to have the motherboard/case? in the boot?

Should be a good mod, keep us informed of the progress happy
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#186520 - 27th Nov 2007 10:12am Re: Car Pc [Re: BMW Joe]
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goin well, keep us all informed how the project goes...
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#186870 - 30th Nov 2007 7:35pm Re: Car Pc [Re: BMW Joe]
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Originally Posted By: BMW Joe
yeah, it would be better where the heater controls are, but should be a good job.

What you doing in terms of storage? a hardrive or solid state memory for shock resistance?

where you going to have the motherboard/case? in the boot?

Should be a good mod, keep us informed of the progress happy


goin to use the glove box as the pc case and will be using 2.5" laptop harddrive
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#186889 - 1st Dec 2007 7:03am Re: Car Pc [Re: exploding_penguin]
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Make sure you get some very good cushioning and shock absorbtion for the hard drive if using a laptop hard drive, as they are extremely compact designs, everything is crammed into them and the slightest shock can damage them, a bad shock can be fatal.

Depending on your budget, 8-32GB solid state drives are beginning to hit the market now, i think the 16 and 32's are rather steep (last time I check the 32GB ones were like £270incl VAT) but the 8GB are quite affordable although hard to find a suitable one that can run a bootable DOS as standard.

Extra storage can easily be added using USB drives, so if your budget stretches to solid state drives, dont worry too much about them being considered "low capacity" hehe.

Good luck though fella!

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#186890 - 1st Dec 2007 10:08am Re: Car Pc [Re: exploding_penguin]
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shawn, not being funnny mate but why !
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#186928 - 1st Dec 2007 7:03pm Re: Car Pc [Re: Sanchez]
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You can get Solid State IDE cards which act as hard drives, not sure on the cost or size available though, might be worth checking eBay.

I think its a good project to give a go and it shouldn't be too expensive to do.
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#186959 - 2nd Dec 2007 9:04am Re: Car Pc [Re: Sanchez]
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shawn, not being funnny mate but why !

y not ? lol think
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#186962 - 2nd Dec 2007 10:33am Re: Car Pc [Re: jonah]
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just seems like a complete waste of time to me !
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