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  • Finally, 2004 Toyota MatrixPC is ready for primetime

    Alright, It time for me to show off my Toyota Matrix installation. After all this hard work and money spend, the result worth every single pennies.
    First, the result: Click on the image for larger version





    Another


    Now the MatrixPC spec:
    Mobo: Asus A7N8X-VM/400 $80
    CPU: AMD Athlon Mobile 2500 $100 but free AMR
    RAM: 2x256MB Mushkin PC2700 $40 AMR
    HD: Seagate 80GB 7200RPM 3.5" $30 AMR
    DVD: Maddog Multimedia 16X DVD ROM $10 AMR
    Graphic: Onboard/Integrated GeForce4 MX
    Audio: Onboard/Integrated C-Media 8738 6-channels.
    Control: USB finger mouse/trackball, USB Keyboard, Infrared Remote Control, USB Touch Screen. $50 for all
    Monitor: Lilliput 7" VGA with Touch Screen. $260 w/GB
    PSU: Custom build ~220W DC-DC base on Sproggy PSU with build-in SDC. $100 parts Digikey
    Case: Custom build clear arcrylic/plexiglass. $45
    GPS: Delorme Earthmate USB GPS receiver with Routis 2004 $200
    WiFi: Cheap Airlink+ USB WiFi adapter. $15
    SoftwareWinamp, WinDVD, FrodoPlayer, RoadRunner, Routis, FireFox, Custom build Video Safety shutdown (in the work for legal purpose).
    Other Custom build e-brake <=>Serial interface Video Safety shutdown $5 for 2 relays
    In progress OBD2 Interface

    Car Audio Spec:
    HU: Alpine CDA9830 $250 Crutchfield
    Speakers: All around Infinity Kappa 2-way 6.5" (62.5i) $160 Goodguy
    Amp: None, but will be soon for a 4 channel amp to drive those Kappa.
    Sub: None
    Other: Replace tiny stock battery with Optima Red Top $110 Super Autobac
    Overall : A much better than $2k Navigation option from Toyota. Toyota service tech will be in shock if they see the system.
    Last edited by MatrixPC; 03-01-2011, 02:49 PM. Reason: Update images
    2004 Matrix XR A7N8X-VM/400 AMD XP-M 2500+, DS-ATX
    89 Supra Turbo P3 [email protected]/Abit BE6 II, Alpine M-BUS Car2PC.
    Y2K Accord Dell GX150
    RoadRunner is the best FE PERIOD
    EmoRebellion is a SCAMMER

  • #2
    These are some pic for the Custom Mastero/Sproggy 4.5 (45a for me) PSU I built. Click on image for larger version
    I am in the process of upgrading the current PSU to a much more powerfull one.

    Most componets are in




    Complete PSU
    Last edited by MatrixPC; 03-01-2011, 02:49 PM. Reason: Update images
    2004 Matrix XR A7N8X-VM/400 AMD XP-M 2500+, DS-ATX
    89 Supra Turbo P3 [email protected]/Abit BE6 II, Alpine M-BUS Car2PC.
    Y2K Accord Dell GX150
    RoadRunner is the best FE PERIOD
    EmoRebellion is a SCAMMER

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    • #3
      Let these pictures speak for themself Click on image for larger version







      Last edited by MatrixPC; 03-01-2011, 02:50 PM. Reason: Update images
      2004 Matrix XR A7N8X-VM/400 AMD XP-M 2500+, DS-ATX
      89 Supra Turbo P3 [email protected]/Abit BE6 II, Alpine M-BUS Car2PC.
      Y2K Accord Dell GX150
      RoadRunner is the best FE PERIOD
      EmoRebellion is a SCAMMER

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      • #4
        Installation: Pictures, little dark due to low light Click on image for larger version

        PC: Under passenger seat.



        Control: Power sw, HD LED, Power LED, IR receiver eye


        The whole IR Receiver


        The HU replace the 115V Switch and outlet location. The new location for those:



        Best of all:
        In-dash fabrication process

        Last edited by MatrixPC; 03-01-2011, 02:50 PM. Reason: Update images
        2004 Matrix XR A7N8X-VM/400 AMD XP-M 2500+, DS-ATX
        89 Supra Turbo P3 [email protected]/Abit BE6 II, Alpine M-BUS Car2PC.
        Y2K Accord Dell GX150
        RoadRunner is the best FE PERIOD
        EmoRebellion is a SCAMMER

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        • #5
          Looks awesome man, props on the install. I guess it's not as cool now since we've been staring at the picture in your avatar but still cool
          Dak TruckPuter:

          Mac: - Researching and Awaiting Funds

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

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          • #6
            Very nice install. Good job on the fabrication.

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            • #7
              How did you mount the pci card into the plexi? Thats my current dilemma.
              2000 Sunfire build 100%, or is it ever really 100%?

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              • #8
                Whered u get the Amd Mobile Athlon for free after mail in rebates????? Please tell me !!! lol

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by CJ8501
                  Whered u get the Amd Mobile Athlon for free after mail in rebates????? Please tell me !!! lol
                  Yes do tell.
                  Dak TruckPuter:

                  Mac: - Researching and Awaiting Funds

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

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                  • #10
                    Awsomeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Is All I Can Say!

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                    • #11
                      Loving it. VERY nice screen install there!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by CJ8501
                        Whered u get the Amd Mobile Athlon for free after mail in rebates????? Please tell me !!! lol
                        Place: Micro Center. If you apply for Micro Center Visa card and buy any mobo & CPU combo, you get 100 buck rebate. That is how I get it.
                        I bought the Soyo K7VME Mobo (49.99) and AMD Mobile CPU (99.99) and apply for the card. Get 100 rebate back from Micro Center. 50 buck rebate back from Soyo (yeah after 7 months).
                        Since I don't like the Soyo mobo (No auto on when power fail, and only 1 Serial port), So I buy the Asus mobo. I may use the Soyo to build a home media.
                        2004 Matrix XR A7N8X-VM/400 AMD XP-M 2500+, DS-ATX
                        89 Supra Turbo P3 [email protected]/Abit BE6 II, Alpine M-BUS Car2PC.
                        Y2K Accord Dell GX150
                        RoadRunner is the best FE PERIOD
                        EmoRebellion is a SCAMMER

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by CavityCr33p
                          How did you mount the pci card into the plexi? Thats my current dilemma.
                          I don't have any PCI card on this setup. And I don't really have a clue if I needed to put on one.
                          2004 Matrix XR A7N8X-VM/400 AMD XP-M 2500+, DS-ATX
                          89 Supra Turbo P3 [email protected]/Abit BE6 II, Alpine M-BUS Car2PC.
                          Y2K Accord Dell GX150
                          RoadRunner is the best FE PERIOD
                          EmoRebellion is a SCAMMER

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Grimey
                            Looks awesome man, props on the install. I guess it's not as cool now since we've been staring at the picture in your avatar but still cool
                            Yeah I finish the most difficult job (fabrication) a while ago, but there are some cosmetic thing that keep me away from posting it up here.
                            2004 Matrix XR A7N8X-VM/400 AMD XP-M 2500+, DS-ATX
                            89 Supra Turbo P3 [email protected]/Abit BE6 II, Alpine M-BUS Car2PC.
                            Y2K Accord Dell GX150
                            RoadRunner is the best FE PERIOD
                            EmoRebellion is a SCAMMER

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                            • #15
                              I am in the process of planning an '05 Matrix XR install, hopefully within the next year. I have an old Titanium Powerbook 500 I'm going to chop the head off of and mount under the passenger seat.

                              MatrixPC, do you know of any good web resources that describe how to work with the guts of a Matrix? I'm not a car guy, but I'm willing to learn, and I've got the time to work on learning. Your install is very inspiring, thanks for posting it.

                              I do have one question specific to your install: do you think the Lilliput 7" screen would fit in the stock dash cutout? I'm hoping to do as little fab as possible so as to keep the car looking as stock as I can.

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