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  • Ford Mondeo CarPC!

    Finally I started my CarPC project!

    Specs :
    Car : Ford Mondeo Wagon (2004)
    Mainboard : Via Epia M10000
    Memory : 512Mb
    HDD : Toshiba 2,5" 20Gb Laptop HDD
    Screen : 7" TFT Touchscreen
    GPS : HAICOM 204s
    Audio : Digital FM Modulator (input antenna existing car radio)

    More specs and a lot of pictures : http://www.freakerz.net/carpc
    Site is updated daily!
    Ford Mondeo CarPC | Webbased MSN

  • #2
    Progress

    I have continued building the past week, but not with great success.
    Creating a shock-free mount for the harddisk proved to be more difficult then expected at first

    Anywayz, I made a lot of pictures of the various HDD mounts I made from aluminium, I will put these on my website tonight

    http://www.freakerz.net/carpc
    Ford Mondeo CarPC | Webbased MSN

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    • #3
      jeorenvw,

      Do not worry about anti-shock mounting for the hard drive. It will more than likely introduce more movement into the hard drive. I have been running mine for well over a year without any shock protection (my hard drive is screwed solidly to my case which screwed solidly to the floor of my car almost directly over the rear wheel!

      It's looking good so far, look forward to seeing more


      Garry
      Co-Developer of A.I.M.E.E
      www.aimee.cc

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      • #4
        Hdd mounting

        Well, after trying 2 different ways of mounting the 2,5" laptop disk with shock absorbtion, I mounted it rigid. Confused, you confinced me!

        I haven put a lot of pics of the different mounting efforts on my website : http://www.freakerz.net/carpc

        Next thing is trying to get the lilliput screen to work @ 848x 480 or 840x480 with the EPIA M10000. Not an easy taks I believe, nobody has succeeded so far (at least nobody I know of )

        Cheers!
        Ford Mondeo CarPC | Webbased MSN

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        • #5
          You can get 848x480 using current EpiaM BIOS and Unichrome drivers without any tweaking. But it does not look pretty on Lilliput, believe me.

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          • #6
            Very nice. Post here some pics, of how the actuall computer looks in the car...
            Renault Megane...the OEM look

            The Lost in Europe Ford Escort

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            • #7
              848x480 from a M10000 is easy.


              However, it looks TERRIBLE, because the native resolution of the screens is 800x480.

              The best thing is to run it @ 800x600, because you do not notice the "squashing" in the vertical plane as much as you would do in the horizontal plane


              Garry
              Co-Developer of A.I.M.E.E
              www.aimee.cc

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              • #8
                just a side note: Confused - what happened to AIMEE? no more status in your sig means what? or nothing at all?
                Roy

                2005 Range Rover 4.4
                Any ideas for putting a PC in this? :)

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                • #9
                  848x480 = bad

                  Originally posted by mpattonm
                  You can get 848x480 using current EpiaM BIOS and Unichrome drivers without any tweaking. But it does not look pretty on Lilliput, believe me.
                  Hmm you are right, looks really bad. I guess I mean 800x480 (native Lilliput screen resolution?).
                  Ford Mondeo CarPC | Webbased MSN

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                  • #10
                    link doesnt work

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                    • #11
                      Dead link?

                      Originally posted by l4tran
                      link doesnt work
                      you mean http://www.freakerz.net/carpc ??
                      Ford Mondeo CarPC | Webbased MSN

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                      • #12
                        yep it looks like its dead

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                        • #13
                          Oh no!

                          Originally posted by daclothe
                          yep it looks like its dead
                          Oh no! My router crashed, so my site has been offline for 2 days!
                          But I am back online now.
                          Ford Mondeo CarPC | Webbased MSN

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by RoyN
                            just a side note: Confused - what happened to AIMEE? no more status in your sig means what? or nothing at all?
                            It means I couldn't be arsed to update my signature, and I wanted to put some other stuff in there

                            It's still in development, but not quite as quickly as it was before due to me being very busy at work!
                            Co-Developer of A.I.M.E.E
                            www.aimee.cc

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                            • #15
                              Progress

                              The past weeks have been very busy with work and Christmas, so I not much time to update my website for the Ford Mondeo CarPC.

                              I did manage to add a cover to the ash-tray of the Mondeo, and added 3 leds and a very nice low profile stainless steel on-off switch into it. The 3 leds represent power on/off (red), harddisk activity (red) and system standby (green). Next week I will be free of work, and do a big update of the progress on my website.

                              See attachment for a pic of the leds and switch
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                              Ford Mondeo CarPC | Webbased MSN

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