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oonikfraleyoo 
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Posted: June 26, 2005 at 2:16 PM / IP Logged  
For those that don't know, I've been working on this for the last 3-4 months. I finally installed it yesterday. It's not finished yet, but it is working. I still have to add GPS, XM radio, backup cam, and possibly on board diagnostics.
Right now it consists of:
Insight mini ITX P4 mobo
Celeron 4 2.0ghz
120 MB harddrive
256 MB RAM
Foxconn low profile pci WiFi card
Lilliput 7" touchscreen
Keypower DC-DC PSU
Car PC EZ v2.4 Power Controller
some other stuff I forgot
I managed to cram the computer into the factory CD changer case. Well, most of it anyway. The powersupply is mounted below it along with a huge mess of wiring the can really be done away with as I can't shorten a VGA or USB cable very easily. Most of the rest are leftover wires from the PSU that I may need so I opted to just leave them and I'm gonna make a panel to cover that whole area. Ok I guess it's time for pics.
Jeeputer Version 1.0 -- posted image.
Jeeputer Version 1.0 -- posted image.
Jeeputer Version 1.0 -- posted image.
Jeeputer Version 1.0 -- posted image.
Jeeputer Version 1.0 -- posted image.
Nik
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Posted: June 26, 2005 at 4:07 PM / IP Logged  

I've been watching that 'jeeputer' meter forever! Jeeputer Version 1.0 -- posted image.

No idea why you need that, but that looks freakin wicked.

Nice work man.

Truly, that's quite cool.

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Posted: June 28, 2005 at 8:12 AM / IP Logged  
how is the glare i have a Lilliput 7" touchscreen and the glare is so bad i can not see it durring the day
Jeeputer Version 1.0 -- posted image.
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Glare is bad enough that the windows will be tinted ASAP. After that I think it will ok. I tried hard to figure out how to recess it, but I just didn't have enough room.
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Posted: June 28, 2005 at 8:35 PM / IP Logged  
dood... you need to get some more sunlight!
Seriously, though, that is sweet!
It all reminds me of something that Molière once said to Guy de Maupassant at a café in Vienna: "That's nice. You should write it down."
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Posted: June 29, 2005 at 3:36 PM / IP Logged  
Nice work man. What the purpose though?? Especially with a 120MB HD. Did you mean 120GB??
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Posted: June 29, 2005 at 5:34 PM / IP Logged  
So, where ya gonna hide all the wires? There may be room behind the panel in the fender area.
As far as the glare goes, it may be to late but if you decide to rebuild you could alway build out as opposed to recess.
Definately looks good!
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Posted: June 29, 2005 at 7:23 PM / IP Logged  
Tint helped the glare alot! I'm gonna make a panel this weekend to cover that whole area under the CD changer housing to cover the wires and PSU.
Yes I did mean 120 GB. I wouldn't have gone that big if I hadn't just had it lying around. My main intentions were the harddrive (no changing cd's ever again) and GPS.
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Posted: June 30, 2005 at 10:58 PM / IP Logged  
I demand more pics, more info, more specs, and more resources(sites). Ok well I don't demand I request. It is hard to sort through the stuff on mp3car.
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Posted: June 30, 2005 at 11:24 PM / IP Logged  
Well, I don't know what else to take pics of. Other than my wifi antenna and relocated HU, there isn't much more right now.
As far as resources go, the only thing different from a regular computer is the power. This is my PSU and this is my power controler. The power controler made things easy, it turns on my amps, turns the computer on and off, monitors battery voltage (shuts down if voltage goes too low) it pretty much takes care of most of the hard stuff. The PSU takes 12v DC instead of the normal 120 AC and it just hooks up like an amp.
For software, I'm using Frodoplayer. You can find it on MP3car under the software section. It makes normal music control with the touchscreen very easy. It handles all types of media (even when the car is in motion Jeeputer Version 1.0 -- posted image. ). It's completly skinable. It's really quite cool. I might get a picture of it in action.
I did some "wardriving" for the first time. You would seriously be amazed at how many wireless access points there are. I live just outside of Montgomery AL, on the verge of semi-urban and very rural. There are tons of hotspots.
I still haven't gotten a GPS reciever or software but I think I'm gonna go with iGuidance and a BU-303
I've decided that voice control is also nessisary. I'm gonna play with NaviVoice, a program made by a member of Mp3car.com. It seems to be the prefered method.
Is that enough? I'll try and get some more pics soon.
Nik
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