Plans to offer a VW MK IV LCD faceplate
To all interested:
Upon posting the pics of my my carputer install, I got a lot of requests to supply a faceplate for other MK IV Golf & Jetta installs. There's not enough free time for me to hand-build the units I have requests for, so I have gone to a machine shop to get the faceplates made by machine from aluminum. The unit takes the place of a double-Din radio and the cupholder. It houses a Lilliput LCD and a Mapower DVD enclosure.
I'm not looking to get rich on this project! I simply wanted to offer a unit to those who don't have the abundant free time required to make their own piece or for those who don't have the skills - I thought I was one of the latter three months ago.
If there is a desire for a Xenarc-capable faceplate, then I need a donor Xenarc. If I can make enough money to buy a Xenarc, then I will. But that will delay creation of the Xenarc bezel as well as add cost to it.
Special thanks to DashPC.com for the loaner MK IV radio bucket that's helping to keep the "per unit" cost down a couple of extra bucks as well as make it simpler to test prototypes and perform measurements. Thanks Chris. :rock:
Load up my PM box and help me keep this thread near the top!
STATUS as of 7/1/05:
I've been forced to start over on this project! :mad: If you want to read through the thread, you can see the problems I've had with incompetent machine shops. I'm in the process of making an acrylic model from scratch to provide for a machinist to make their design from. I'm handling multiple projects in my personal (as well as professional) life that are requiring an abundance of travel, time, energy and resources. I will steal time for this project as I can. Sadly, it is a project that does not travel well so I cannot take it with me to work on in a hotel room - otherwise I would. :(