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  • '95 Accord Carputer Project

    After a couple of not so quality attempts at a car-PC, I decided to go all out and custom mold an LCD into the dash. I'm running a pentium-3 dell with an inverter (yeah, I know, but it doesn't introduce any noise). The LCD is a Xenarc touchscreen and I've also got a GPS receiver on the outside (couldn't get any signal at all inside car, maybe because of the tint), which I use with Routis 2004. Here are the Pics of the finished project, I'll upload the fabrication pics in a sec:
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    My Carputer

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    Fabrication:
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    My Carputer

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    • #3
      HEy, looks great..i want to do the same thing. I was wondering if you have msn so i could ask you a few questions about ur setup?

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      • #4
        Install Pics:
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        My Carputer

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        • #5
          nope sorry, just post the questions up on here and I'll be happy to answer them
          My Carputer

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          • #6
            That DELL you've got there, what's the model number on that??

            I've been trying to find a Bumble-Bee case like that and haven't had any success yet.

            Mind Scream out
            Mind Scream out

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            • #7
              ok, First..what can be used to turn the computer on soon as the car is turned on, and off when the car is turned off?

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              • #8
                by off i mean shut down properly...

                I plan on using the attached diagram for my layout. But i do not know what the "IN DASH ADAPTER" is and where it is connect to.

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                • #9
                  The Dell's an Optiplex GX150, and I turn on using a switch wired to the inverter right now, but since I've already forgot once to turn it off after leaving my car, I'm going to hook a relay up to it to turn it off when the switched 12V current is off.
                  My Carputer

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                  • #10
                    if you're going to be using an OPUS you've got nothing to worry about, it has a lead that runs to the mobo's power switch terminal and sends it a signal to turn off (depending on what you have the power switch configured to do in windows)
                    My Carputer

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                    • #11
                      Ok great. I still need to do more reading and gather more parts...
                      thx for the help

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                      • #12
                        yeah, I had about a 3 month planning period that seems to have really paid off
                        My Carputer

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                        • #13
                          wow....your set up is very similar to mine...
                          my car honda accord 97....
                          for my set up, i also have my cd headunit, but i relocate the security, clock and emer. buttons down to the cig. lighter to have rooms....and i made frame from scratch...
                          nice set up....
                          icet....

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                          • #14
                            wow nice job. Now that I'm finally satisfied with my Celica install I'm thinking about installing carputer in the wife's 97 accord.

                            Question: Is there enough room above the screen to place slim DVD drive?
                            My Celica Carputer Install

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                            • #15
                              Hey man i really liked ur design and how u did everyting...
                              I'm new to carpuer and know absolutely nothing on istall.
                              i want to know what wires i need to run from the trunk where compuer will b to the front..
                              if u can help me out i would apreciate a lot...
                              how can u start the compuer from ur dash and so on...

                              THnaks alot ahead of time

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