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  • A Bodgy Car PC.

    Car -
    1985 Australian Ford LTD
    Many Electrical Faults
    Smokey, Tired Old Donk
    Rust, Dings, Scratches.
    Broken Door Handles.

    Hardware -
    AMD K6-2 300 mhz
    64 mb PC100 SDRAM
    6 gb standard ide drive
    ge force 2 64mb w/tv out
    pci sound
    300 watt inverter
    Switch lifted from an old coffee perculator
    Some kind of wire to the inverter...no doubt too small.

    Software -
    Windows 98 se
    Winamp 3
    Resumer Plug In (resumes last song played on start up)
    Key Control Plug In (allows control of winamp with mouse)

    Stereo -
    Stock Head Unit and Amp.
    Sony 6.5 inch woofers and 1 inch tweeters rear.
    Sony 4 inch 2 ways front.

    Forseeable Future -
    Creative PC remote.
    7" composite LCD.
    De-bodgification of the entire setup.
    MP3CAR.com bumper sticker.

    Ok guys I thought i'd post my car pc. I wanted to wait till i got a screen of some kind but things are moving way to slow (damn speeding fine). This Is what it takes to create a totally bodgy, but functional car pc.

    note: in keeping with the bodgyness of this car pc and thread, all pics have been taken with a siemens s55 camera phone



    who needs complex brackets and space saving cases, just throw a midi tower AT case in that sucker and hold it there with old pillow cases wedged in. Also note the crossover hanging from its speaker wires.



    we always hear on this forum about the need to properly ground and secure an inverter to minimise hum etc, as well as the need to use heavy guage wire. I didnt listen to any of that. My inverter is tied to my spare tire with a wire cord. I dont think it touches the chassis anywhere... Is this dangerous I hear you ask? Probably. The wire you see there was just something i had in my shed... no idea what guage or amperage it is. I did have issues with it when it rested on my exhuast pipe and shorted out, other than that it has worked like a charm.



    this pic shows the switch i use to turn the system on/off. it is a switch from a coffee perculator that had broken. it is simply wedged between my a pillar and my dash. i have no relay or shutdown controller to cut power, so if i leave this switch on i come out to a drained battery. The pc is always just turned off, not shut down.



    the only input device to the pc, a mouse used to play/pause, change track and change directory.



    the dash space and stock headunit (with tape adapter). this was top of the line gear in 1985... 2004 and it doesnt ring my bells antmore. soon to be replaced with a 7" composite LCD, when i can afford one and an amp

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    Your an Inspiration to us all
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    • #3
      Definitly the bodgiest PC I've ever seen... Just one question for us American folks, what does Bodgy mean?
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      • #4
        Originally posted by god_of_cpu
        Definitly the bodgiest PC I've ever seen... Just one question for us American folks, what does Bodgy mean?
        Bodgy : of inferior quality

        Australian Slang
        2005 Ford Focus ST

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        • #5
          bodge
          verb 1. to do something incorrectly but so as to make it appear right; to do something or make something in a sloppy manner: I bodged together a few examples. 2. to ruin; wreck: Now you've really bodged it. Also, bodge up. [backformation from bodgie]

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          • #6
            in french canadian slang, we use what is most likely a deformation of this word... its butchy (but pronounced with french accent, and used like it would be a french word, while everyone knows its not french at all).

            That is definately butchy, but "does the job".

            BTW: LTD leaves lot of room... way better the some other vehicles to be able to put stuff in, like a computer or whatnot.


            Do you have any kind of output? I'd consider a output - even a HD44780 LCD character display, plugged to a LPT port.
            -Mars

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            • #7
              yeah I've considered a 4x20 lcd but i dont really solder very good so i would want a pre-made one which run around $50 us. I can get a cheap "butchy" composite lcd

              http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...51797&tc=photo

              for $80 usd more and then ill be able to run mediacar etc...

              I got enough grunt to run mp3s and a snes emulator at the same time, vcd's, short mpegs (drift and burnout mostly, some porn i guess ). DIVX and DVD are a bit choppy but almost bareable. Im hoping some more ram will help there.

              I dont really need VGA as yet because GPS software is expensive for australia (because of the small market for it I guess) and I pretty much know the places I drive around anyway (I'm not in a city). If I ever do the composite would become a secondary screen anyway.

              So yeh ive considered it but my hearts pretty much set on a cheap 7" now...so much more functionality for not much more cost.

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              • #8
                as far as LCDs goes, u get what u pay for. I bought a $100 screen, and I couldnt even see the text clearly.
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                AMD X3 2.2 | M4-ATX | 16Gb SSD | 2GB DDR3-1333 | MSI GF615M-P33 MB
                OBDPROS USB | BU-303 GPS l LILLIPUT TS | Car2PC adapter | XM Direct | USB Dual band N with custom mag-mount antenna.

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                • #9
                  Composite LCDs aren't bad for movies at all. Text is a little blurry though. I have great eyesight, so it doesn't bother me much.

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                  • #10
                    yeh my eyes are pretty good. i've seen media car running on other peoples composites and it looks fine to me. im fairly sure that text sizes can be changed in media car to give something that is readable.

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                    • #11
                      Hahaha; to everyone who defined 'bodgy' / 'butchy', wonderful job!
                      [Insert witty comment here]

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Marsupial
                        in french canadian slang, we use what is most likely a deformation of this word... its butchy (but pronounced with french accent, and used like it would be a french word, while everyone knows its not french at all).

                        Sweet a montrealer, U french dude.. cause I'm from Montreal too!


                        Well most of the time we say in french slang:
                        "Je l'ai Butché po yinke a peu près!"
                        I butched it up pretty good, we say in english!

                        ciaos all
                        LiFe'S A BiTcH
                        BuT yOu MuSt sTiLl LiVe WiTh iT

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                        • #13
                          mdr mets-en!
                          Blazarius: t'es de ou?

                          U french dude too?
                          -Mars

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Bodgy
                            replaced with a 7" composite LCD, when i can afford one
                            surely you can afford a "bodgy" one now..?
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                            • #15
                              OMG, you almost have my ghetto setup beat! But mine is still more ghetto
                              This will be the 3rd most ghetto setup after Wirelessprelude and me.
                              00 Saturn SL2, boosted @ 8 psi - CarDomain
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                              My 2nd carputer - b4 I broke the touchscreen
                              My very first carputer - voted the most ghetto

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