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    carputer is DONE

    2003 mazda 6s.

    installation is done and everything is working...









    monitor remote, DVD player remote, ATI remote wonder...


    IR keyboard receiver...




    winamp with Pioneer skin...










    DVD player, USB sound card, USB hub, A/V switch in glove box...









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    Re: carputer is DONE

    nice job looks good but you should make the glove box a little neater.




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    Re: carputer is DONE

    Very cool. Well done

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    Re: carputer is DONE

    Nice a like it...what version of Winamp do you have for that Pioner skin? I need to download that...

    Oh - and Bjork- Hyperballad is a great bass song. First heard that on CKY2K. Glad to see someone else likes it.



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    Re: carputer is DONE

    thanks guys. it's still a work in progress. i think the next step is to upgrade the monitor and add GPS. i'll keep things updated.


    Quote Originally Posted by jer_stud56
    Nice a like it...what version of Winamp do you have for that Pioner skin? I need to download that...

    Oh - and Bjork- Hyperballad is a great bass song. First heard that on CKY2K. Glad to see someone else likes it.
    winamp is the latest version, whatever that may be. i think it's v5.0.

    and yes, bjork definitely rocks.




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    Re: carputer is DONE

    how do you deal with issues of the sub vibrating the hard drive in the laptop?



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    Re: carputer is DONE

    haven't had any vibration issues. i would think that road vibration is worse than any sub vibrations. but i also think that laptop hard drives are more rugged than standard 3.5" hard drives. but we'll see.




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    Re: carputer is DONE

    when they first amde laptops that was a problem (road vibration) so they fixed almost all issues so that the hard drive wouldnt vibrate...shouldn't have a problem




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    Re: carputer is DONE

    made some recent changes to the setup. i replaced the monitor with a lilliput touchscreen, installed a power button between the TCS and dimmer control, and added GPS software. everything else is the same for the most part.

    lilliput touchscreen monitor...




    Media Car interface...












    power button...


    added this connection in-line of the power button. allows me to disconnect it and take out the docking station if i have to...




    the earthmate GPS receiver comes in a bright yellow color...


    i spray-painted it black to make it less noticable...






    GPS software is street atlas usa 2004...








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    Re: carputer is DONE

    I hope you have a kick-*** alarm :thumbsup

    Everything looks awesome man. Just wondering...how much did that wireless keyboard thing cost?



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    Re: carputer is DONE

    right now, all i have is the stock alarm system. the monitor comes off really easily and i hide that away in the top map compartment. without the monitor, the mount just looks like a cell phone holder. everything else, you can't see. so hopefully you can't steal what you can't see.

    the keyboard with shipping costs was only $19. it's actually designed for web tv, but it works perfectly with a normal pc. some of the keys are different on the pc, but it came with a sheet of instructions on which keys to switch around and such. it's pretty nifty. here's a complete list of parts with estimated costs.


    parts list:

    -compaq presario 2710us notebook computer (1.13GHz P3, 512MB RAM, 20GB hard drive) - cost: N/A
    -evo n180/presario 2700 port replicator (docking station) x 2 - cost: $200
    -laptop car adapter w/ voltage regulator - cost: $26
    -reAct 6.2" TFT LCD monitor ? cost: $124
    -lilliput 7" TFT LCD touchscreen monitor - cost $289
    -ProClip USA mount + monitor mount - cost: $68
    -power acoustik PA-DVD-340 DVD/VCD/MP3/CD/CD-R/RW player - cost: $109
    -creative sound blaster mp3+ USB - cost: $40
    -ATI remote wonder - cost: $30
    -philips ACC10082 compact mini wireless keyboard - cost: $19
    -DeLORME earthmate GPS + street atlas 2004 - cost: $120
    -belkin tunecast II fm transmitter - cost: $32
    -MTX road thunder 202 amplifier - cost: $58
    -12" kenwood KFC-W3005 subwoofer - cost: $40
    -wiring kits + miscellaneous accessories - cost: ~$125

    TOTAL COST: ~$1,280




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    Re: carputer is DONE

    As far as vibration you willhave no problem out of it. I work at CompUSA trust me.




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    Re: carputer is DONE

    That is very nice set up. Makes my car look like horrible




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    Re: carputer is DONE

    Quote Originally Posted by shrinkydinx
    does the touchscreen work w windows or anything?
    yep, works perfectly with windows. it acts just like a USB mouse.



    Quote Originally Posted by shrinkydinx
    why are you fm modulating??
    i know, it's a horrible way to transmit sound through the stereo and i'm about fed up with it. but it's really one of the few options i'm left with right now. i don't have a tape player, so a cassette adapter was out of the question (not like that's any better). i'd like to keep the stock system because for some reason, the circuit board for the LCD that displays the time, climate controls, and radio controls is embedded within the radio headunit. plus, that entire center console face has a board plastered to the back of it as well. so any kind of custom fabrication would mean not being able to know what my heat or A/C is doing.

    i'm just waiting for someone to make an aux-input adapter for the stock stereo. there is supposedly one in development right now, but it's been a while.




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    Re: carputer is DONE

    That is a very nice job, came out looking real good, and seems like its easy to use while driving. Wiring in the trunk looks great, maybe you could clean up the glove box by making a "false floor" in there, so it looks smaller than it really is, and all that equipment is covered up. Just my 2 cents.



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