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  • Mercedes-Benz SLK R170

    01 MB SLK

    The ride.


    The problem...
    The interior in SLK is very compact. There is no place under the seats, nor in the central console. There is some space under the spare tire. I decided to locate the carputer there. Running the cables to the console was quite a thing- everything is cluttered by cables, hydraulics for the foldable roof. When I let myself go disassembling halve a car and looked at my doings, I felt terrified...


    The car-putter thingy.
    I made the case myself from a thick sheet of alloy. Came out very nice but took me few days to fabricate.


    The computer configutation.
    Opus 90W, Epia M10000, 256MB RAM (I found it optimal), BU303 GPSmouse, 80 GB HD, Audigy 2 nx
    USB powered hub, USB numeric keyboard, RF keyboard.



    szamba betonowe, szamba thanks for hosting my pictures.
    car computer status: ready_
    : epiam10000 256meg, audigy2nx :-F, ground loop :-)
    :
    : check out my car putter here
    : check out my FrodoPlayer skin here

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    This is Frodoplayer 1.09 with my skin. I didn't publish the skin as it doesn't have basic buttons- I am controlling it with usb numeric keyboard.


    As you can see the Xenarc is easily removable- it leaves silly looking connector when removed- kinda neat




    I didn't ruin the cupholder- it is still fully functional. I had to replace halve of it with fabricated alloy insert to make it stable.


    The Xenarc with a connector. I used 2 jacks (which you probably recognize and one FDD 5 1/4'' (which probably you don't recognize



    The carputter under the spare wheel.


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    This is version 1.0 of my setup

    The lilliput was hard to remove so I didn't always had the nerve to hide it. It cought some thieve's eye when I left for literally 5 minutes. The story with lilliput left me buing new side window and a Xenarc (told my wife it is cheaper to calm her down a little). The audigy 2 nx was mounted upside-down (I thought I can use it's dials and a remote- bad idea- they're both useless)

    edit: I removed the picture of a trashed hood. It looks like it will be repaired quick, so let's forget it.
    car computer status: ready_
    : epiam10000 256meg, audigy2nx :-F, ground loop :-)
    :
    : check out my car putter here
    : check out my FrodoPlayer skin here

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    • #3
      Nice install

      It looks like your hood got shot... so, what happened
      PowerVoice v1 | NaviVoice Source
      GammaControl v2.4
      SKINbedder v3

      1995 Lexus SC300

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      • #4
        Fantastic setup for the monitor/dash dock!
        System status: in progress

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        • #5
          lol i was looking at the roof - hood. not the bonnet! hehe

          Glad youhave a xnearc now, was thinking how could someone with a merc skimp on the screen and get a lilliput! But i would have to have the screen pop up out of that drink holder

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          • #6
            Originally posted by 0l33l
            Nice install

            It looks like your hood got shot... so, what happened
            Thanx

            Well- about the bonnet - I was trying to put GPS under the mercedes logo (there is a hole if you look in the picture). The idea wasn't all bad, it was a very cold day so I decided to finish it later and I didn't screw the bonnet's fastener properly- wanted to drive 2 miles back home. The bonet openet at about 40 mph (I was driving very slow) and ruined itself. The hood (roof) is dented a little too. The good thing was that it didn't smash the windshield (that's how I try to comfort myself
            car computer status: ready_
            : epiam10000 256meg, audigy2nx :-F, ground loop :-)
            :
            : check out my car putter here
            : check out my FrodoPlayer skin here

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            • #7
              YOW!!! Bad luck with the hood, but the install is first rate! I especially like the floppy connector conversion. Two thumbs up on that! Give us a write up on that custom case, its really nice looking.
              VIA MII 10000 - 512MB Ram - Dual 2.5" drives, Xenarc 700TSV, Panasonic CW-8132-B, Opus 150, Audigy 2 NX, PowerMate, IOADR1610 10 Relay card

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Scouse Monkey
                lol i was looking at the roof - hood. not the bonnet! hehe
                The MB Service calls it: The engine cover!
                car computer status: ready_
                : epiam10000 256meg, audigy2nx :-F, ground loop :-)
                :
                : check out my car putter here
                : check out my FrodoPlayer skin here

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                • #9
                  Dude that's sweet! Props on the install, definitely likin' where you plopped the puter, good thinking
                  Dak TruckPuter:

                  Mac: - Researching and Awaiting Funds

                  Changed to planning for a Mac Mini Trukputer...w3rd.

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                  • #10
                    great install!

                    man I love that custom xenarc connecter, great idea! and that is awesome you kept the cup holder
                    肚子笑痛了
                    S60 Install

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                    • #11
                      I agree with everyone else - great install! The removable LCD/docking connector is an excellent design while keeping the vents and cupholder functional. Who knew 5 1/4" floppy connectors could still be useful?

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                      • #12
                        thats a nice pc box
                        Carputer pics
                        PC box under passenger seat - xenarc 7" 16:9 touchscreen
                        dash screen 1

                        dash screen 2

                        dash screen 3

                        computer box pic 1

                        computer box pic 2

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by ernie
                          The MB Service calls it: The engine cover!
                          Thats because they are efficent Germans who call planes "flying things" or summit.

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                          • #14
                            wow, i love the case but really love that connector for the touchscreen. You basically made it so that you can use it anywhere else if you setup another similar connector... (begins to get ideas). Build one into your carcomputer case (looks quite spaciaous insde). So that if you need a spare PC whenever you are going you can just pull out both units from the car and use it elsewhere... hmm, you'd still need an ac-dc power supply, but like I said, looks like you got some room to play with in the case! hehe... Again, much kudos.
                            -GiZak-
                            Carputer Project: 98% Complete!! *tweakin'*
                            Xenarc 7TSV | Opus 150 | Biostar M7NCG400 | Athlon Mobile2200 | Seagate 160Gb | Kingston 2x256mb | BT Holux GR-231 GPS | LiteOn CD-R/DVD| Keyhole Rev. Cam | Zippy Mini-glow Keyboard

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                            • #15
                              great install, nice car!

                              love the 1/4 inch jacks to hold the screen in place!
                              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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