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  • 04 Honda Civic Type R

    I've finally managed to make a start on the installation a computer into my 04 CTR after a fair few months of planning the idea. Its not completely finished yet since there are many bits to iron out. Took a couple of pictures to let you see what it looks like.

    I have a Lilliput 7" Colour LCD Touchscreen which is fixed underneath the gearstick. Its adjustable and removeable for that added security. The power for the screen is hard wired to the cigarette lighter along with my snooper speed detector.







    There is a small HP in the boot which I bought on Ebay for 150 (1GHz Processor, 256MB, 20GB Hard Drive) and it is linked up to the screen in the front. The screen is attached to the boot with a few strips of velcro hook. However this computer won't be in there much longer as I'm replacing it with a laptop and to avoid the use of an inverter.



    I installed MediaEngine to control MP3s, Movies, Sat Nav, DVDs etc. Need to do some customisation of the skins.



    I don't have a wireless keyboard as of yet but there im using a popup touchscreen keyboard for the input of text.

    The camera I have is crap at taking decent shots of the screen so appologies for the quality since it looks so dull on the pics. I bought an AUX interface cable from a company in the UK for running the sound from the computer to the CTRs headunit. The headunit just acts like an amplifer and makes life easier for controlling the sound. I could have bought an amplifier but that would mean that I'd have to upgrade all the speakers. I will probably do this in time.



    The Sat Nav is linked up to a Haircom GPS Receiver on the dashboard which runs to the computer in the boot.



    I use Navigator by InfoMap for running the Sat Nav. I've found it to be a good useful app.



    Here is a better shot of the bracket which the screen is fitted onto. I basically modified the bracket which came with the Lilliput screen and used two small screws to afix it to the dash. It can be tilted and easily removed using a plastic lock behind the screen. The fixing of the bracket was a one of the hardest decisions to make since I did not want to be putting in any holes, especially for resale. However I managed to source some grey textured tacks to fill in the holes and you wouldn't be able to tell they existed. Anyways, if I do sell the car then I'll more than likely sell the computer with the car.



    Finally I now have the Nokia Hands Free kit installed which amplifies the speech through the cars speakers and mutes the sound if someone calls. I've been mega lost without this piece of kit since changing cars.



    And finally a picture of my car.




    Other things planned soon:
    * Wireless network connection
    * Web Cam for the rear window for both surveillance and as a reverse parking aid
    * Voice recognition to select MP3s
    * GPS Speed Camera Software
    * Wireless Keyboard

  • #2
    Nice - car looks good in black too
    I noticed you have a blank din-ish slot under the stereo - did you not want move the stereo down there and put the Lili where the radio is...? Just a thought!

    Keep up the good work!
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    • #4
      Originally posted by Spaghetti
      Nice - car looks good in black too
      I noticed you have a blank din-ish slot under the stereo - did you not want move the stereo down there and put the Lili where the radio is...? Just a thought!

      Keep up the good work!
      Thanks Spaghetti. Yeh, it is definitely feasible, infact I may end up taking out the stereo altogether and mounting the Lili in there as there is enough space. Will need to add an amp plus new speakers. I just wanted the system installed cos I couldn't wait to use it

      Originally posted by Enforcer
      would suggest destinator as your GPS software, there is an addon on this site that has a UK speed camera database in it.
      Cheers Enforcer, I'll have a look since I'm really interested in getting the speed camera database. Where's the best place to buy Destinator and/or download?


      Have just installed a Ground Loop Isolator and can't believe how good a difference it has made to the sound

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      • #5
        Originally posted by spaced_chris
        Thanks Spaghetti. Yeh, it is definitely feasible, infact I may end up taking out the stereo altogether and mounting the Lili in there as there is enough space. Will need to add an amp plus new speakers. I just wanted the system installed cos I couldn't wait to use it
        actually, you can fit both a fold out LCD din dish and third part stero in that double DIN...but it is tight. I have a honda civic and just did it last week:

        http://detrimental.org/eyecandy/carCPUv2-in-dash-test/IMG_2917


        Originally posted by spaced_chris
        Have just installed a Ground Loop Isolator and can't believe how good a difference it has made to the sound
        question, where did you install your groud loop isolator? there are several types and need to elminate the noise from my system
        "If it works this good why F with it?" -KMFDM "Intro"

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        My CarCPUs: v1 - 2000 | v2 - 2004
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        • #6
          Originally posted by kandyman676
          actually, you can fit both a fold out LCD din dish and third part stero in that double DIN...but it is tight. I have a honda civic and just did it last week:


          question, where did you install your groud loop isolator? there are several types and need to elminate the noise from my system
          That looks wicked Kandyman Is it a touchscreen?

          The gound loop isolator I bought was from Maplins Electronics for about 7.99.

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          • #7
            Originally posted by spaced_chris
            Cheers Enforcer, I'll have a look since I'm really interested in getting the speed camera database. Where's the best place to buy Destinator and/or download?
            Do a on the forum, I'm sure something will turn up

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            • #8
              Nice install, that lilliput looks to be a little low though. Possibly a hazard.
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              • #9
                Originally posted by lgbr
                Nice install, that lilliput looks to be a little low though. Possibly a hazard.
                I find it a fairly good position to control. Ideally I'm going to put it into the dash but for now it doesn't get in the way at all.

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                • #10
                  Originally posted by spaced_chris
                  That looks wicked Kandyman Is it a touchscreen?

                  The gound loop isolator I bought was from Maplins Electronics for about 7.99.
                  Yes it is a touchscreen. But having some problems with sunglare unfortunately. At night it is completely fine.
                  "If it works this good why F with it?" -KMFDM "Intro"

                  Strive for ethical wardriving: http://faq.wardrive.net/

                  My CarCPUs: v1 - 2000 | v2 - 2004
                  Mp3Car Meets: http://detrimental.org/eyecandy/MP3CarMeets

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                  • #11
                    Originally posted by kandyman676
                    Yes it is a touchscreen. But having some problems with sunglare unfortunately. At night it is completely fine.
                    Nice. Might have to look into a one of these

                    I'm finding it quite hard to see my screen during daylight. I can see it but could do without the glare. I saw someone on the board using some kind of antiprotective film to reduce it?

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                    • #12
                      http://digitalww.com/VGA_Lilliput-to-Indash_HowTo.html

                      your already off to a good start. you can convert your lilliput into an indash unit, if you have the soldering skills needed. If not send it to digitalww.com and they'll do it for 60 bucks. The in-dash housing is 90 bucks. enjoy.
                      Carputer: 2.8Ghz P4, 512 RAM, 120gb HDD, WIFI, TV tuner, CDRW/DVDROM, Slot load DVD in front.
                      Screen: Lilliput 7" touchscreen (Custom made Carbon Fiber Screen Enclosure)
                      S2000 Carputer

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                      • #13
                        Originally posted by darkhalo
                        http://digitalww.com/VGA_Lilliput-to-Indash_HowTo.html

                        your already off to a good start. you can convert your lilliput into an indash unit, if you have the soldering skills needed. If not send it to digitalww.com and they'll do it for 60 bucks. The in-dash housing is 90 bucks. enjoy.
                        Cheers for the link, im going to have a good look into this as I think it would be much better for vision to have it in dash! I would have done this originally but I did not quite fancy making a mess out of the dash when I had only just bought the car.

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                        • #14
                          That is one weird stick shift!
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                          • #15
                            No way! I am using that same PC. HP e-pc 42! Did you end up using an Inverter or did you get the 12V and 19V that it needs to run?
                            1.6GHz HP e-PC, 768MB RAM, 120GB WD HDD, Slim DVD-ROM, Onboard sound & video, 7" Lilliput, USB GPS Mouse, Audiovox FM Modulator, Vector 400 Watt Power Inverter, Windows XP Pro SP2, iGuidance 2, 15" Samsung LCD for the rear *Carputer not installed*

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