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  • Easy's Car PC Project

    Had a laptop doing nothing so decide to build a car pc from my E46.

    IBM Thinkpad P4M 2ghz
    1 GIG of Ram
    120 GIG HDD
    LinITX 7" touch screen.


    Have been configuring the software:

    Road Runner Front end
    with Simplistique Skin.


    Things to add:

    Bluetooth for phone
    GPS
    WI FI aleady in just needs configuring.
    Rear Camera


    Some initial pics:









    More to come and a log of the install for anyone interested.

    Easy

  • #2
    Can't wait to follow this...

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    • #3
      Moved to Worklogs.
      SOYP is for completed projects only. Let a mod or admin know when you're complete and we'll move it back to SOYP.
      Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
      How about the Wiki?



      Under normal circumstances, a signature would go here.

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      • #4
        I need help guys.

        The PC is connected and powered along with the screen.

        Everything is working perfectly (touch wood) but I'm getting interference over the audio.

        This is how I rigged the audio up:



        The lappy is connected to a connects 2 interface that I replace the cd changer with.

        The audio signal from the laptop is clean when using headphones but as soon as I connect to the line out of the laptop to the connects2 interface see pic. I get a buzzing sound.

        Any ideas?

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        • #5
          Re-route your cables and see if that makes a difference???

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          • #6
            Hey Man Just Finish My Setup And I Too Had The Same Issue With The Same Laptop And Car Lol... I Found That My Aux Plug That Connects To My Laptop Is Not Connectec All The Way. Make Sure When You Plug It In, It Is All The Way In. It Should Click Right In Nice And Tight.

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            • #7
              Here are some pics:

              I wanted to be able to remove the screen at will for security reasons.I used a locking clip like you see in the pics







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                  • #10
                    If you get the screen molded into your dash and looking OEM, I dont think you will have an issue with theft. Most thieves want to go after something that looks like its fast and eay to remove.
                    Nirwana Project, the Android/Win 7 hybrid system!

                    1X Ainol Novo Flame Tab
                    4X MK808b
                    3x Perixx Touchpads
                    3x 7 inch Screens
                    1X 7 inch motorized Screen
                    1x Win 7 PC

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                    • #11
                      I will 99% get the centre console mount done.

                      Anyone with a cheap E46 bezel for sale?

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                      • #12
                        Part and Model number

                        1st I would like to say good job and imagination... I dont know if you fineshed your project... Could you please tell me the Model # of the monitor and if you can provide details on parts and some installation tutorials.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by pdahav View Post
                          1st I would like to say good job and imagination... I dont know if you fineshed your project... Could you please tell me the Model # of the monitor and if you can provide details on parts and some installation tutorials.
                          Hi there,


                          Thanks, The monitor is a:

                          LinITX Plus 7" Widescreen VGA/Composite Monitor with Touchscreen

                          LIN70HTPC+




                          This new model LinITX Plus Monitor is based on the excellent original LinITX Touchscreen Monitor and has a number of new features and improvements.

                          The new features include:


                          Auto on when VGA signal is received
                          Auto off when no signal received
                          3 in 1 cable for Video/USB and Power (Only one cable input to the screen rather than 3)

                          Power Input: 12V~24V DC
                          Auto Switch to Reverse Camera Input (Requires +12V input)
                          Adjustable backlight brightness
                          Redesigned enclosure with integrated mounting bracket
                          Longer VGA/USB/Power cable supplied for ease of installation (3.5m)


                          Specifications:

                          Display size: 7" - 16:9 Widescreen
                          Resolution: 800 x 480 native, supports 640x480~1600x1024
                          Brightness: 400cd/m2
                          Contrast Ratio: 350:1
                          Video Input: 1 x VGA + 2 x Composite
                          Touchscreen: USB Input

                          Power Consumption: 10W Max
                          Mains Adapter and Car Adapter included
                          Remote control
                          Stand included
                          Drivers supplied for Windows 95/98/ME/NT4/2000/XP, XP Tablet PC edition, Windows CE 2.12/3.0/.net, Redhat and Mandrake.
                          Monitor Dimensions: 179W x 128H x 27D mm

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                          • #14
                            Very nice setup easy.

                            That white box in post #7, is that an in line volume control? If so, where did you get it?

                            GL with your project!
                            Working on - 2006 Cadillac Escalade with all the TOYS!

                            COMPLETE! - 2002 Cadillac DTS - Summer 2008 - SOLD SUMMER 2010

                            COMPLETE! - 1998 Cadillac Deville Concours - Summer 2007 - SOLD SUMMER 2008

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by quantum View Post
                              Very nice setup easy.

                              That white box in post #7, is that an in line volume control? If so, where did you get it?

                              GL with your project!
                              Its a Creative Xmod external USB sound card.

                              http://us.creative.com/products/prod...&product=15913

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