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  • 05 Scion xA - NES PC

    Started the PC a while a go just for fun, then I finally decided to make it into a carpc after tinkering with the idea.

    the parts are:
    VIA Epia 5000 mainboard 60$
    256 PC133 ram 15$
    100 gig Toshiba 2.5" hd (i have a lot of music and movies) From laptop (they didn't need it so it was free )
    slim line DVD/CD drive 20$
    Custom NES case 25$ (and a butt-load of Dremeling)
    m1-atx 49$
    7" Lilliput it's an EBY-701 (hurray bargain prices!) 190$
    (everything above I got off of Ebay for a total of 359$ + any extra stuff...wire,etc.)

    I have to say it took a lot of mental preparing to begin this Ive done quite a bit with cars and computers but never together. SO I have to admit I was aprehensive to start the project.

    but so far I have relocated my headunit to put the Lilli in its place. And Ive also built the PC (actually I had already had it built for a different project....before this one) Ill post some more pics when I start the really heavy lifting. Until then this is what Ive got.



    The NES PC



    the screen

    it may say newbie next to my name but I've been lookin at this forum for a long time....I just never got around to registering.

  • #2
    That nes case is just too sweet! I love it.
    Mike M
    2006 Accord VP Sedan

    My worklog
    http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/work...-dads-car.html

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    • #3
      AAAAAAH memories
      Xenia & Isabelle, totally in love!

      'T SQiekenkot: VOLVO 740GL 2.3

      CarPC: none at the moment
      CLARION HX-D2
      CLARION APA4300HX => Fountek NeoCd1.0 + TB W4-1337SD
      CLARION APA4300HX => CSS Trio8
      CLARION APA2100 => Dayton IB385-8

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      • #4
        Screen's in

        got the screen late last night and i didn't have alot of time to play with it...before i started to try and put it in my dash.

        I decided I wouldn't try and do any hardcore fiberglass/bondo fab until later so i decided to take the less inhalant approach.
        this was where the scree would go.



        it will go where the Headunit original was. I planned on making a "mount" out of a sheet of metal (Aluminum 6X18 .025 gauge) and the stock mount connectors from the radio....after a bleeding hand and alot of inevitable failure, I found my error in measurements and salvaged what I could. I ended up making a mount and just tossing the sock connectors I had. See below.



        As you can see I am using the "sticky tape" wall mount stand straight up pasted to the metal (the image is small...sorry). but hey it works



        I dunno for not using bondo/fiberglass I think it turned out well and I didnt have to do a button relocation or anything
        now if my power supply would just show up I can finish the thing..(stupid mail service)
        and thanks everyone who checks out my worklog. (viva la NES)
        it may say newbie next to my name but I've been lookin at this forum for a long time....I just never got around to registering.

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        • #5
          Done!

          Alright so the carputer is in, and itís fully functional. It took me a little longer than I though because my original wiring was wrong. (not catastrophically just not correct). But it was easily fixed. I chose to put the NES under the driverís seat because I didnít want my passengers fiddling with it while I was driving.



          It fits fantastically.

          I found I needed to use 12 AWG all around. Except for the ignition wire I still used 18. One mistake, not too bad.

          I chose to piggy back the fuses instead of a direct wire. Less Hassle
          I put all of the wires under the floor of the door sill piece



          I made sure that the PC powered up. Then continued.

          I pulled up my center console and ran the VGA and the audio cable under the carpet and up through the center dash (and also managed to mangle my hands in the process ouch! That plastic is sharp) because I really couldnít justify running it all the way around to where the other wires were.




          I plugged everything in andÖsuccess! Victory is mine! Everything works and I couldnít be happier


          Post that BIOS

          My Frontend main page

          Music

          Movies

          Eventually Iím going to mold the Lilli into the dash. But for now, what I have will do. I donít feel like tackling fiberglass or bondo just yet.
          it may say newbie next to my name but I've been lookin at this forum for a long time....I just never got around to registering.

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          • #6
            Question

            What OS is that thing using? Thanks.

            -emg

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            • #7
              WinXP that I chopped down with nLite. Its 500mb or so after install.
              it may say newbie next to my name but I've been lookin at this forum for a long time....I just never got around to registering.

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              • #8
                great install, cool project (NES case)

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                • #9
                  Molded in the screen here are some of the pics. Only the 2nd time I've worked with bondo....I thought it turned out well.





                  it may say newbie next to my name but I've been lookin at this forum for a long time....I just never got around to registering.

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                  • #10
                    Nice work, the NES case is awesome!
                    AMD XP 2600+/512MB RAM/120GB hard drive
                    Opus 150W/DVD/GPS/7" Lilliput TS/802.11g/Bluetooth
                    Installed.


                    -GPSSecure- - GPS Tracking
                    -AltTabber2.2.2- - Handy touchscreen utility.

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                    • #11
                      Cool job - I liked the monitor better without the 'bondo'... :P
                      VER. 3.0- Check out below:
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                      車コンピュータ 3.0
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                      • #12
                        yeah... do something with the bottom right hand corner and i think it would look better

                        2006 Mazda 3
                        Behringer DCX-2496
                        JL300/4 Focal 6W4311B Focal TN52
                        JL500/1 JL10w6v2

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                        • #13
                          I'm midtowndesi from the scionlife board. nice setup ;]
                          - sh00k
                          Duct tape and a Bandana for the win, b!shes!!!

                          My Setup:http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=73500

                          Cost so far: Less than a grand ;]



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                          Economy/Commuter cars + Computers = many entertained miles

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                          • #14
                            SodaForJones,

                            Did you route the sound through the stock radio? It looks like you may have put the radio in the place of the little "toaster oven" below the HVAC controls:




                            I'm thinking about doing a similar setup. So far, I've only found something similar for an xB... but I'm more interested in if it'll work for the xA. So, I'm wondering:

                            1) Did you actually route the sound through the factory radio.
                            2) How did you mount the radio in the "toaster oven" bay. Does it fit? How did you mount it?
                            3) How did you wire the aux input to the factory radio?

                            I look forward to your reply!

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