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  • 1991 Prelude Si 4WS

    Motherboard: Intel D815EEA Socket 370 (PIII) with built-in AC-97 audio and video(w/ AGP 4MB Memory add-on module, more than enough for this project as I won't be playing any 3D games and stuff)
    CPU: Celeron 667MHz
    RAM: 256MB RAM PC133
    Hard Drive: 20GB Maxtor ATA-66
    Power Supply: Opus Solutions 150W
    Text LCD: Crystalfontz CFA634-YMC-KU 4x20
    Remote: Keyspan 17 button Digital Media Remote
    Keyboard: 91-Key Mini USB
    "Case": sacrificed an old ATX tower case for the mobo backplane, which is mounted to the rear seatback with self tapping sheet metal screws (the seat back is metal.) PSU case is screwed to the seatback and the hard drive mount is a simple piece of angle iron.
    CD-ROM: ARCHOS MiniCD USB

    Software:
    Windows XP Pro
    Winamp 5.01
    Markus Zehnder's LCD Plug-in for Winamp

    Future Plans-
    VGA LCD: Datalux LMX12R (12.1" 1024x768 Touch Screen) in the glove box and maybe a Lilliput or Xenarc 7" flip out 1 DIN in the spot under the radio.
    GPS: Deluo USB GPS receiver
    DVD Drive: Storix USB 2.0 ultra-mobile DVD-ROM/CD-RW drive
    Wireless LAN: Orinoco Gold USB
    Audio: Sound Card with 5.1 optical out, DSP, and 6 channel amp.
    Hondata + datalogging w/ digital dash (maybe )
    upgrade PC components: µATX mobo, p4, bigger hdd, whatever I can afford

    The pics (larger versions can be found here):

    In the trunk


    Motherboard


    back panel


    Head unit, IR Remote reciever, and Text LCD Screen


    Head Unit and Text LCD at night


    Keyspan Digital Media Remote


    Keyboard and CD-ROM in the glove box


    The now obsolete CD loading mechanism

    The car:



  • #2
    nice...i had a 2x20 matrix oribital ... i used the keypad and programmed it but soon found that a lilliput owns alphanumeric lcd but yeah its expensive =( just think though, gps, dvd, all that stuff that you cant have with text lcd
    CarPC install is starting to come along again...

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    • #3
      Beautiful car.

      Can you give us more info on how you did the CD Rom?
      Audio Rockford Fosgate: 900 Watt 4-channel amp, 501bd Mono amp
      Computer AMD 2400+ XP, 1 GB DDR RAM, Orbit Micro 250W DC-DC PSU

      Head units are for cheaters!
      sure some girls fake orgasms.....but it's guys like me who fake the whole relationship

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      • #4
        I plan on keeping the text LCD even after I get a VGA screen, even if for nothing more than to display song info while driving.

        The CD-ROM I bought a really long time ago to use with my laptop which doesn't have a built in one. It draws it's power directly from the USB port, so it's just 1 USB cable to plug in and you're done. If I want to transfer files with it, I need to lug one of my CRT's out to the car so I can see what I'm doing.

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        • #5
          ah, so it's meant to be external. What's the brand of it?
          Audio Rockford Fosgate: 900 Watt 4-channel amp, 501bd Mono amp
          Computer AMD 2400+ XP, 1 GB DDR RAM, Orbit Micro 250W DC-DC PSU

          Head units are for cheaters!
          sure some girls fake orgasms.....but it's guys like me who fake the whole relationship

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          • #6
            Where do you have the reciever for the remote?
            Pioneer DEH7600MP, Autotek MX-800.4, JL Audio XR650-CSi, Adire Audio Shiva

            Done with CarPCs, using a iPaq 3765 PDA w/ Holux GM210 and TomTom

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            • #7
              Originally posted by lgbr
              ah, so it's meant to be external. What's the brand of it?
              Yes, it's an external slim line It's made by ARCHOS, though I'm not sure if they make these any more.

              Originally posted by blackaccrd00
              Where do you have the reciever for the remote?
              You can see it in this picture, in the pocket under the radio (it's got a door that I can close when I'm not using it):

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              • #8
                Looking Great!!! Nice car as well!!
                One piece of advice, extend the IR sensor then drill a hole in the dash somewhere for it. Nice work!
                MG ZR CARPUTER (UNITED KINGDOM)

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                • #9
                  WWAAAAAAA I Miss my AWS Si !!!!

                  R.I.P.
                  2-15" ILO lcd w/DVI
                  6800 gt Duel DVI out
                  p4 1.6ghz flex atx board
                  1gb 400 ram
                  120gb(2-60gb raid) sata hd
                  2-60gb hotswap
                  WIN2K Pro SP2
                  M.A.M.E. w/2,300 games
                  CARPuter info

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                  • #10
                    nice job on keeping your prelude clean! much props!

                    how did you strap your mobo, hdd, and etc to the back seat? anything underneath it?

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                    • #11
                      Very nicely done!

                      How does the Crystalfontz perform in direct sunlight?
                      Why is it drug addicts and computer afficionados are both called users?

                      Currently : Audi A6 - no install

                      Second install : VW Passat '97 CarPC
                      First install : '87 Audi 80 CarPC

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                      • #12
                        it's a reflective type screen i belive, will be very visible.
                        CarPC install is starting to come along again...

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                        • #13
                          sorry I haven't replied in a while, been very busy lately. Not much has changed on my setup, I upgraded the RAM to 1 stick of 256MB, and got an Optima Red Top battery (old battery wasn't keeping a charge overnight, I have no idea how old it was since it was in the car when bought it. The optima had enough power to start the car right up after leaving it for 9 days while I was on vacation).

                          Originally posted by Luderboy
                          nice job on keeping your prelude clean! much props!

                          how did you strap your mobo, hdd, and etc to the back seat? anything underneath it?
                          The rear seat has a metal backing under the carpeting and I just used some self tapping sheet metal screws (1/2" long) to hold it all up.

                          Originally posted by proTONEd
                          Very nicely done!

                          How does the Crystalfontz perform in direct sunlight?
                          Originally posted by Grayscale
                          it's a reflective type screen i belive, will be very visible.
                          The inversed color screen (yellow text on black) actually has A LOT of glare in sunlight. it's very hard to read on a bright sunny day (can just see reflections of the dash and stuff), but I really love it at night. I might try to change how I mounted it (recess it further back into the console) and put some sort of anti-glare cover on it.

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