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  • GTPMP3...Finally some friggin' pics!!!

    Project Name: GTPMP3
    Car: 1998 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP
    Engine: 3.8L Supercharged V6


    Note the plate border...


    Stereo: Pioneer DEH-4300, Infinity Kappa seperates up front, Infinity Kappa 6 1/2" Composites in the rear deck, Single Infinity Kappa 10" Sub. in the trunk. Crunch Drive V 600W 4Ch., and 150W 2Ch. bridged mono to 250W pushing the Sub. All Stinger wires.


    The Fans glow blue and turn on when radio turns on. The AMPs glow blue as well. Looks pretty cool at night.

    Aura MR62 (F and R)
    My Current MP3s
    IamDefiler.com

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    GTPMP3 continued...

    Carputer: EPIA M-9000
    Case: Two sheets of plexi screwed together to form a "T" and Mounted in armrest.
    Display: No-Name 7" wide screen TFT.
    Power: eMachine 180W AC-DC PSU W/ 300W inverter.
    Storage: IBM Travelstar 40Gig. Laptop HD, Pioneer 16x Slot Load DVD
    Sound: M-Audio Sonica USB Sound Device w/ emulated 5.1 Surround Sound.
    Controls: Creative Credit Card Remote, Griffin Powermate, Touchpad w/ guesture recognition, USB Keyboard (for GPS and MAME), 2 USB Gravis Destroyer TILT controlers for MAME.
    Misc.: 4 port USB hub mounted in passenger side of armrest for Keyboard and controlers when playing MAME. USB to Serial adaptor for Rand McNally GPS
    Software: Windows XP Pro, Map Point 2002, 4500+ MP3s, 3200+ MAME ROMs, and lots of DVDs. Media Engine V1.7, waiting for Media Engine V2.0...

    Pictures:

    Pic. of just the desktop...


    Pic. of Dream Theater DVD...Mike Portnoy just rips!!!


    Pic of Power button (it's red, the pic does no justice), touchpad and Powermate...


    Pic of Fan mounted in side of armrest...


    Pic of Carputer in armrest...


    Pic of Carputer and controls to get a better idea of setup...


    Pic of the Dog Town DVD...


    UPDATE!!!

    Changed my Hard Drive out for a desktop 60Gig deal...I Needed more room for the movies I am downloading from RACINGFLIX.COM...and changed the intake fan on the side to a glowing red one. Much brighter now!!!

    Also here is a pic of my completed Media Engine skin. This should be on the MEDIA ENGINE site soon.



    There are some other pics, but this is enough for now.

    Let me know what you think!!!
    Aura MR62 (F and R)
    My Current MP3s
    IamDefiler.com

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    • #3
      Looks very good!

      1997 Jeep Wrangler Rugged Waves


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      • #4
        That is super slick! Very clean job on the plexi, that stuff can be easy to botch if your not careful. What screen is that, and what res are your running?
        Where did you get the red LED power switch? I don't know where to find a cool momentary switch for my carputer. RadioShack's selection isn't too stylish

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        • #5
          Very Nice dude, you hve done a very nice job. Question, any pics of where you placed your GPS and how is that usb to serial adapter working for you? I have the Rand McNally GPS also and used a usb to serial adapter and it didn't seem to run? Do you have the Rand McNally GPS with the ps2 power line? Let me know what you did to get it to work, thanks in advance,

          Reggie
          http://www.sounddomain.com/ride/2045209

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          • #6
            Wow looks freaking awesome, I love your setup!!!!
            Nice and clean.
            What im curently listening to.
            My complete carpc setup

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            • #7
              WOW!!! Thanks for all the props!!! I guess I've been working on the idea for so long I didn't really get the full effect all at once. Thanks again!!! <<<I think I'm gonna cry >>>

              Originally posted by Moose
              That is super slick! Very clean job on the plexi, that stuff can be easy to botch if your not careful. What screen is that, and what res are your running?
              Where did you get the red LED power switch? I don't know where to find a cool momentary switch for my carputer. RadioShack's selection isn't too stylish
              The screen is some nock off 7" wide screen running at 800 x 600. I got it on eBay about 3 years ago for $200. The switch info can be found HERE

              Originally posted by reggiek945
              Very Nice dude, you hve done a very nice job. Question, any pics of where you placed your GPS and how is that usb to serial adapter working for you? I have the Rand McNally GPS also and used a usb to serial adapter and it didn't seem to run? Do you have the Rand McNally GPS with the ps2 power line? Let me know what you did to get it to work, thanks in advance,

              Reggie
              The GPS Sits on the rear deck. The windows are tinted so I don't worry about it melting in the sun. Yes, I have the same GPS reciever you have. I just have the serial running into the USB->serial adaptor. I think it is the root of my BSODs at boot up sometimes. I am going to move the IR reciever to the adaptor to see if that fixes the problem. I just made sure I picked the correct COM port in Street Atlas and disabled the "serial mouse" in the device manager. XP saw it as a serial mouse and was makeing the pointer freak out. Common problem...

              Keep the comments commin'...It makes me feel all this work was worth it even more...
              Aura MR62 (F and R)
              My Current MP3s
              IamDefiler.com

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              • #8
                that's some crazy stuff defiler
                do you still have the keyboard in the visor?

                And is that a regular tft-lcd?
                Mine needs to be updated.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by samc
                  that's some crazy stuff defiler
                  do you still have the keyboard in the visor?

                  And is that a regular tft-lcd?
                  I don't have the keyboard in the visor in this car. I'm still debating on how to do it. It will be done though. The screen is just a regular composite input tft-lcd. Nothing special...

                  One other thing...I'm still working on getting pics at night. Don't know if you can tell but I have a 4" cold cathode under the Carputer. Looks pretty cool at night when the plexi picks up the color.
                  Aura MR62 (F and R)
                  My Current MP3s
                  IamDefiler.com

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                  • #10
                    I have underdash neons which glow blue. Matches my blue cluster lighting perfectly. But you know a neon in the case does nto sound like a bad idea... Show us the keyboard when you do it. I need to steal a keyboard idea
                    Mine needs to be updated.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Defiler
                      XP saw it as a serial mouse and was makeing the pointer freak out. Common problem...

                      I had the same problem with XP thinking it's a mouse also. If it wasn't for the guys on this site like you I would be still pulling my hair out. What's funny is I called Rand McNally and they said it was a Microsoft problem. The usual comments from a tech, who is reading a script,

                      Reggie
                      http://www.sounddomain.com/ride/2045209

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                      • #12
                        Looks great man.

                        I have a Pontiac (grand am) and I was thinking the same thing for mounting a touch pad. im guessing (hoping) that the size of our little round cup holders in front of the shifter are the same size, which would help me so I can just get the one you use

                        Also, we probably have the same amount of room inside the armrest! Do you have install pics/directions possibly? How/where did you run the wires? This might be a great summer project, with your help, I can probably pull off the same setup in my armrest...thanks for the idea!

                        Let me know..

                        -C

                        Grand AMplifier Project 1.0:
                        http://drive.to/cliffsgrandamgt/
                        http://www.astallaslions.com/carmp3/
                        --------------------------------
                        -Eden 800 mini-itx motherboard
                        -5.6 NTSC TFT-LCD
                        -80 gig hard drive
                        -128 MB RAM
                        -MPBS1 DC-DC PSU
                        -PB Remote /w Girder
                        -Media Engine & Windows XP
                        -Playstation II also added
                        -Steering Wheel Buttons modified for Control.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Cliff
                          Looks great man.

                          I have a Pontiac (grand am) and I was thinking the same thing for mounting a touch pad. im guessing (hoping) that the size of our little round cup holders in front of the shifter are the same size, which would help me so I can just get the one you use

                          Also, we probably have the same amount of room inside the armrest! Do you have install pics/directions possibly? How/where did you run the wires? This might be a great summer project, with your help, I can probably pull off the same setup in my armrest...thanks for the idea!

                          Let me know..

                          -C
                          I've never seen the inside of a Grand Am before but I think it's the same size. As far as the installation...I will be doing a web site when I get some time (just started a new job) with a lot more pics. But for the info right now...

                          I just took the CD holder out of the Armrest and used the top to get the exact size for the top plexi then measured fron and back hieght for the other piece. The plexi is 1/4 inch BTW. I cut a hole out where all the cables would plug in, in the front of the armrest.

                          I don't think I'm making any sence right now so I'll stop...LOL

                          Anyway, thanks again for all the praise!!!
                          Aura MR62 (F and R)
                          My Current MP3s
                          IamDefiler.com

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Defiler
                            I've never seen the inside of a Grand Am before but I think it's the same size. As far as the installation...I will be doing a web site when I get some time (just started a new job) with a lot more pics. But for the info right now...

                            I just took the CD holder out of the Armrest and used the top to get the exact size for the top plexi then measured fron and back hieght for the other piece. The plexi is 1/4 inch BTW. I cut a hole out where all the cables would plug in, in the front of the armrest.

                            I don't think I'm making any sence right now so I'll stop...LOL

                            Anyway, thank again for all the praise!!!
                            no you are making absolute sense. But where is the hole you cut? In front where? Because my front is all covered by the center console and the shifter etc...

                            Grand AMplifier Project 1.0:
                            http://drive.to/cliffsgrandamgt/
                            http://www.astallaslions.com/carmp3/
                            --------------------------------
                            -Eden 800 mini-itx motherboard
                            -5.6 NTSC TFT-LCD
                            -80 gig hard drive
                            -128 MB RAM
                            -MPBS1 DC-DC PSU
                            -PB Remote /w Girder
                            -Media Engine & Windows XP
                            -Playstation II also added
                            -Steering Wheel Buttons modified for Control.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Cliff
                              no you are making absolute sense. But where is the hole you cut? In front where? Because my front is all covered by the center console and the shifter etc...
                              Look at the last pic I posted...

                              See where you would plug all the periferals into the motherboard? Inside the armrest is where I cut the hole, more like a rounded corner rectangle really. If you take the armrest apart you get a much better idea.
                              Aura MR62 (F and R)
                              My Current MP3s
                              IamDefiler.com

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