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  • All-in-one BlackBox install - Toyota Yaris 2007 sedan

    The project worklog is located here, however i've gone through too many hardware revisions so I decided to just create a new post, listing what I've done.

    Ingredients:

    Computer: MaxData QutePC-3020 (Atom 330 / ION) with 500gb hard drive, 2gb RAM and 802.11n wifi

    Power supply: DCDC-USB

    Monitor: Lilliput 669GL

    Amplifier: TDA7850 with Denoiser

    Enclosure: BlackBox v1

    Sound Card: GWC USB 5.1 Channel Audo Adapter AA1500

    USB Controlled Relay

    Array Microphone

    Bluetooth

    OBD2 Elmscan

    HD Radio with Mitch cables

    BU-353 GPS


    Screen installed, hooked up to the unit:


    Amp, prepped and ready:


    Everything wired together:


    Enclosure enclosed:


    Installed and operating:







    The reason I needed a USB Controlled Relay is to eliminated amplifier thump. I had to turn on the amp after the sound card is initialized. The way I did it was to wire the amp to the ACC circuit and also put the same ACC line to the Mute pin via USB Relay's NC connect. Basically, the amp turns on as soon as the car is on, but it starts off muted (so no pop). Once Windows boots up, I wrote a service that sends the On command to the relay, so NC connector becomes open, the Mute pin goes low and the amplifier unmutes.

    Feel free to ask questions!

    P.S. Many thanks to everyone that helped me along with this project, especially SoundMan - he's been following it from page 1 and offered a lot of valuable advice
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    great install! love how clean it is.

    what usb relay did you use?
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    • #3
      Originally posted by scott_fx View Post
      great install! love how clean it is.

      what usb relay did you use?
      This one
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      • #4
        That is a very nice setup!

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        • #5
          Very nice install!
          I'm embarrassed when I look at my rig (and my car) after I see all these installs!

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          • #6
            nice!

            Nice setup. Great looking design. Just one question. Hows that amp holding up? I have the same amp but don't k ow how it'll preform

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            • #7
              It's been great so far.
              The only part that I'm not satisfied with is DCDC-USB. I'm really not sure why I was trying to save a few bucks on a project that cost more than a grand.
              Once in a while, when my car idles for a while and I shift to Drive, the computer shuts off. I think there's a dip in the voltage from the alternator and DCDC-USB can't handle it. If I had to do it all over again, I would have gone with Opus.
              Amplifier is working A-OK though!
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              • #8
                Nice & Clean Install.

                Car PC in Daihatsu Terios & Xenia, Honda Jazz & CR-V
                http://www.flickr.com/photos/tangkas_baru

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                • #9
                  in the 4th picture, you have a cutout at the top of the black box that exposes the control pcb for the lcd screen? what is the cutout for? cooling?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by droll View Post
                    in the 4th picture, you have a cutout at the top of the black box that exposes the control pcb for the lcd screen? what is the cutout for? cooling?
                    Blackbox doesn't officially suppot 669GL, because of how tall the PCB is. I had to cut away a part at the top and at the bottom for it to fit. It looks kinda ugly, but its behind the dash anyways. I think there's a version of 629 that has DVI, and that should fit without cutting the box. I went with 669GL because it has an HDMI port, and I was having troubles hooking up MiniTouch to the DVI-A port.
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                    • #11
                      curious as to how much all this cost you?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by AeR0 View Post
                        curious as to how much all this cost you?
                        A lot more than I would have, if I knew what I was doing from the start. For amplifiers, I burned an AMP9 and also ordered TDA7850, which didn't work out. I tried using MiniTouch 700 before it was available open-frame, and I broke several cables, trying to disconnect the glued-on connectors. Also had to buy a lot of stuff I didn't own before: wires, connectors, soldering iron etc. You can estimate the cost yourself - almost all the parts I used are widely available online, except for the all-in-one PC. A better version of it can be bought for about $280 (Zotac ad10-plus), which is around the same price I paid for my unit.
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                        • #13
                          Where did you find that zotac for $280?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Champak View Post
                            Where did you find that zotac for $280?
                            $281 @ Provantage

                            Though the AD10 barebone (sans RAM and HDD) would be better for most of us.
                            "You're just about as useless as JPEGs to Helen Keller" - Wierd Al

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                            • #15
                              Thanks blafrish, I was about to post a Let-Me-Google-That-For-You link
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