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  • The Vectra CarPC / CarPuter Project v2

    Project Name: The Vectra Carpc / Carputer Project v2
    Car: 2001 Vauxhall Vectra SRI
    Engine: 2.2 150 Bhp - UPDATED 20/01/05



    Basic Stereo Information: Kenwood KDC-W6527

    • Carputer: VIA EPIA 800 Mini-ITX motherboard
    • Case: Black Cubid 2688R Mini-ITX ( With Custom 2nd Drive Mod )
    • Screen: Cartft.com VGA 7" Screen
    • Power: Opus 90W PSU
    • Storage: 20 Gb 2.5" Disk ( Needs expanding )
    • Sound: Integrated VIA AC'97 Audio
    • Video: Riva TNT 16Mb 3D Card With TV Out
    • Remote Control: Media Remote X10 RF Remote
    • Software: RoadRunner with Custom Skin , MapMonkey, Girder, Drive Image 5 For Backup.

    Information Sources:
    letscommunicate.co.uk - The Vectra CarPC / Carputer Project

    V2 up and running now - I am currently changing all the Win XP boot sceens etc so the machine looks more intergrated when starting. Next on the cards is WIFI and Bluetooth so it works with my mobile phone - after that I am upgrading the hardware in the summer.

    Selected Pictures ( More In The Gallery On My Site ):


    Terran

    PS V3 in planning for my Vectra C next year.. will include a new CPU, In Dash LCD, Phonecontrol, TMC data and so much more
    My Project Site

  • #2
    Very good... I like the carputer removable... The mugs are also good... ;-)

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Mac Cox
      Very good... I like the carputer removable... The mugs are also good... ;-)
      Removable was the whole aim - both adhoc ie the screen when parking and also so there are no marks or holes on the dash etc when its removed ( I hate that ).

      Thanks

      Terran
      My Project Site

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Mac Cox
        Very good... I like the carputer removable... The mugs are also good... ;-)
        PS - The mug was free curtasy of a custermer survey I did ( Sorry offer not open now )

        Terran
        My Project Site

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        • #5
          i love the carputer strap in, care to give more detail on it?
          2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5L SOHC-VTEC

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          • #6
            Looks nice! I like the car, is there an american equivalence?

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            • #7
              Probably not an american equivalent unless your talking about engine style I personally think they look sorta like BMW's but its not really an equivalent, they are nice cars tho. Great Install! Im loving the strap down idea.
              CarComputer Status: New Car & Broken (Motherboard Fried)
              Owen JH | My Linux Blog | The Tech Fellows

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              • #8
                Originally posted by owenjh
                Probably not an american equivalent unless your talking about engine style I personally think they look sorta like BMW's but its not really an equivalent, they are nice cars tho. Great Install! Im loving the strap down idea.
                There is but I can't remember what its called - some on on here showed me the pics - have a search....

                Mainland EU = Opel
                Australia = Holden
                US = GMC

                Terran
                My Project Site

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                • #9
                  kind of reminds me of the Saturns.

                  Originally posted by ccsnet
                  There is but I can't remember what its called - some on on here showed me the pics - have a search....

                  Mainland EU = Opel
                  Australia = Holden
                  US = GMC

                  Terran

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by pogue1000
                    kind of reminds me of the Saturns.
                    I think that was it.... any interia shots ? May be an SRI equivilent ? I'll know it when I see it because the door handles and speakers are the same - the dash is diffrent though and there a few other bits as well.

                    Terran
                    My Project Site

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                    • #11
                      the mount for the pc in the boot, is that just one sided velcro?
                      2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5L SOHC-VTEC

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by binary.h4x
                        the mount for the pc in the boot, is that just one sided velcro?
                        Yes but made of two halfs of the diffrent types - bad explantion but plastic loop side on the bottom to stick the unit do... soft bit at the top joining and securing it... dead simple really - only cost 2.

                        I'll see if I can find any pics to show it better if you want..

                        Night

                        Terran
                        My Project Site

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                        • #13
                          thx, i wonder where in the US i can get that at
                          2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5L SOHC-VTEC

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                          • #14
                            The saturn L series is based on the vectra, but it's not the same exact car
                            [H]4 Life
                            My next generation Front End is right on schedule.
                            It will be done sometime in the next generation.
                            I'm a lesbian too.
                            I am for hire!

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                            • #15
                              What case is that. I love your site man.
                              2003 Audi A4 1.8t (Totaled, Project Canceled)

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