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  • 2001 VW Beetle - the iBug

    A 2001 VW Beetle with Via Epia-M1000 mobo, 512mb RAM, 2.5" HDD, 8.4" Earth LCD motorized folding screen, Gyration wireless keyboard/mouse, audio via Sony Xplode aux inputs, GPS Royaltek Sapphire, Frodoplayer Frontend.

    See the ibug website for more details.
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    Originally posted by ghettocruzer
    I was gung ho on building a PC [until] just recently. However, between my new phone having internet and GPS and all...and this kit...Im starting to have trouble justfiying it haha.
    Want to:
    -Find out about the new iBug iPad install?
    -Find out about carPC's in just 5 minutes? View the Car PC 101 video

  • #2
    Wow. That is one awesome and clean install.

    What kind of tools did you use for making the screen enclosure?

    Just so you know, a couple of the pictures on your site don't work.

    On page "Install 2":
    file:///Macintosh%20HD/Users/tberry/Desktop/Hardware%20for%20Car/Web%20Page/Images/ScaledDown/42.jpg

    On page "Install 3":
    http://www.dellabarba.com/ibug/Images/Linedrawing1.jpg

    I was thinking of doing something like this for my '99 Plymouth Voyager since there's nowhere to put the screen. I think I might use your website as a guide if I do go this route, so I hope you keep up the pics for a while...you did an excellent job. Congrats.
    1999 Plymouth Voyager (That's right, big-pimpin' in a minivan.)
    PC built into console
    worklog with pics: http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=46359

    Some of my music: http://www.myspace.com/markquestion

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    • #3
      Great install. The way the monitor is in, or is it on, the dash is absolutely awesome.
      There ain't no need to cry. Time's up. It's time to die....

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      • #4
        awesome job! great writeup also! love how you made the flip up monitor...how does it handle with heat on top...does it damage the screen at all?
        Lexus SC400
        Subaru WRX Wagon

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        • #5
          great install, congrats on your hard work, it payed off. that is awsome.
          My Install

          Software:
          CFiG v1
          iGuidance Plugin for CF

          CarShell
          Working shell for a CarPC

          StopWatch
          StopWatch plugin remade for centrafuse RC1

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          • #6
            Thanks for the encouragement, I appreciate it.

            Question: Thanks for the dead pic links. I'll fix them as soon as I can. As far as tools to build the enclosure, just regular shop tools and a 350 degree oven to bend one part of the plexiglass.

            ACleanSC4: It's made it through a Virginia summer with no problems so far. I've got a sunshade to keep it cool but it's been too hot to touch on several occasions when I neglected to put it up and so far, so good.
            Originally posted by ghettocruzer
            I was gung ho on building a PC [until] just recently. However, between my new phone having internet and GPS and all...and this kit...Im starting to have trouble justfiying it haha.
            Want to:
            -Find out about the new iBug iPad install?
            -Find out about carPC's in just 5 minutes? View the Car PC 101 video

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            • #7
              can you make an exact how to for that motorized contraption?

              like a list of parts and how exactly you wired it.

              thanks and great install.
              2001 Acura CL traded for a 2006 Subaru Legacy GT
              7" Lilliput Touchscreen
              NANO-ITX+m1-atx
              512 DDRsodimm
              60g SATA Laptop HD
              4x Apple DVDslot
              digimoto OBDii
              mS GPS
              mini BT keyboard
              relocated HU faceplate

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              • #8
                Wow, very nice. Good job!
                Renault Megane...the OEM look

                The Lost in Europe Ford Escort

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by acura cl
                  can you make an exact how to for that motorized contraption?

                  like a list of parts and how exactly you wired it.
                  I wrote up the parts and some how-to
                  here
                  Originally posted by ghettocruzer
                  I was gung ho on building a PC [until] just recently. However, between my new phone having internet and GPS and all...and this kit...Im starting to have trouble justfiying it haha.
                  Want to:
                  -Find out about the new iBug iPad install?
                  -Find out about carPC's in just 5 minutes? View the Car PC 101 video

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                  • #10
                    did you ever get past the problem with the computer sending the pulse to the screen motor at bootup?
                    My Install

                    Software:
                    CFiG v1
                    iGuidance Plugin for CF

                    CarShell
                    Working shell for a CarPC

                    StopWatch
                    StopWatch plugin remade for centrafuse RC1

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by alti
                      did you ever get past the problem with the computer sending the pulse to the screen motor at bootup?
                      Nope. But I have to admit I haven't worked on it too much. I got one suggestion to calibrate the servo and I want to look into that as it sounded promising. I've just got to find the time to get out to the car and dig the servo out of the dash, open it up and try calibrating it. I may have to wait until it's a lot warmer to do that!
                      Originally posted by ghettocruzer
                      I was gung ho on building a PC [until] just recently. However, between my new phone having internet and GPS and all...and this kit...Im starting to have trouble justfiying it haha.
                      Want to:
                      -Find out about the new iBug iPad install?
                      -Find out about carPC's in just 5 minutes? View the Car PC 101 video

                      Comment

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