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  • 2003 Mazda 6 project

    First, I would like to thank everybody in this forum for all the tips, tricks and solutions. A special Thanks goes to Frodo for the amazing Front End and Rando for the USB 5v cut off solution. Because of this forum I was able to get this project installed and running. And I got to say… I had fun doing it.

    The PC specs are:
    Xenarc 700TSV
    Via Epia M10000
    1gb of Ram
    200gb 3.5” Hard Drive
    Opus 150w w/ Rando USB 5v mod
    Win XP and FrodoPlayer
    XMPCR running FrodoSat
    GPS w/ (for the moment) Microsoft S&T 2005

    So, once again Thank You All for the help. I'd like to hear from all of you, any comments are appreciated.
    Attached Files
    "There aint no Nation like Brunation"

    Carputer Project: 80%
    VIA M10000 w/ 1gb Ram
    200gb 3.5 HD
    Opus 150w
    XP w/ Frodoplayer
    more to come...

  • #2
    Here are some more pics...
    Attached Files
    "There aint no Nation like Brunation"

    Carputer Project: 80%
    VIA M10000 w/ 1gb Ram
    200gb 3.5 HD
    Opus 150w
    XP w/ Frodoplayer
    more to come...

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    • #3
      nice

      i love the car and i love the computer

      Good place to mount it too - when u leave the car, just flip down the cover

      Wheres the computer located, though?
      Getting parts together for the carputer

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      • #4
        very nice. Cool car too, I had a mazda 6 rental when i was getting my engine built...it was a pretty fun car, though i think i broke it

        does that screen pop up automatically?
        New System in progress:
        M10k
        Phaze TD1500 ~> Dynaudio MD130
        Phaze TD1500 ~> Seas g18rnx/p
        Zapco Ref 500.1 ~ 12" tc-9
        Behringer DCX2496 ~ Envision Electronics psu
        Transflective Xenarc

        My Car Pc Install
        My Boat Pc worklog

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        • #5
          Wheres the computer located, though?
          The Computer is in the trunk... in a IBM netvista case... see picture #9 above.

          does that screen pop up automatically?
          Nope... I was not able to come up with a motorized solution for the screen as of yet... I'll be looking at diferent solutions to that... but for now, it is mounted to the top of the lid and it swings out as I open it, with the help of a spring. and it stays very tight in it rest position when open...
          "There aint no Nation like Brunation"

          Carputer Project: 80%
          VIA M10000 w/ 1gb Ram
          200gb 3.5 HD
          Opus 150w
          XP w/ Frodoplayer
          more to come...

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          • #6
            sounds automatic to me. nice work!
            New System in progress:
            M10k
            Phaze TD1500 ~> Dynaudio MD130
            Phaze TD1500 ~> Seas g18rnx/p
            Zapco Ref 500.1 ~ 12" tc-9
            Behringer DCX2496 ~ Envision Electronics psu
            Transflective Xenarc

            My Car Pc Install
            My Boat Pc worklog

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            • #7
              I was thinking of putting a screen on the dash and using servo motors to move it up and down. Only thing is how to get the servos to move before windows starts... or (once your system is working reliably) do you need to?
              S.O.P.H.I.E.
              www.VBSide.com/Sophie

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Zenith_Warrior
                I was thinking of putting a screen on the dash and using servo motors to move it up and down. Only thing is how to get the servos to move before windows starts... or (once your system is working reliably) do you need to?
                I suppose you could have it totally seperate from the computer, with a seperate switch, or have it wired into the ignition

                I dont know much about servos though

                EDIT - BOOM! Way to hook up the servo, courtesy of Bugbyte http://www.dellabarba.com/ibug/Insta...stallation.htm (but I'm sure you already read that...already)
                Getting parts together for the carputer

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                • #9
                  Brunation nice install.

                  if you guys want more info on servo controlls then look for some of my posts on servo stuff (search my name and servo) for cheap standalone systems and mechanism ideas.For PC controlled stuff look at bugbytes setup and John _Draws gti screen.

                  some links as i had them in my subs. bugbytes setup can be found from his profile...
                  http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=39892
                  http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=43605

                  Any other questions post em on the forum and let me know a link via pm and i will try and help.

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                  • #10
                    very nice how are you running your audio? straight from the puter to the amps?
                    CarPC Status:

                    Hardware: 100%
                    Software: 100%
                    Case Install: 100%
                    Dash Install: 100%
                    Car Install: 100%

                    crap factor: 100%

                    new carpc finished, thinking of way to mount HDD
                    and not installed yet.

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                    • #11
                      very nice how are you running your audio? straight from the puter to the amps?
                      No I have it running straight to the Head Unit and using a PC-ALP AUX in adapter. (since the Mazda HU does not have AUX In). It works great..... Now my nest step will be to make the XM PCR sound better with the Optical Mod.
                      "There aint no Nation like Brunation"

                      Carputer Project: 80%
                      VIA M10000 w/ 1gb Ram
                      200gb 3.5 HD
                      Opus 150w
                      XP w/ Frodoplayer
                      more to come...

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                      • #12
                        Brunation, did you have the Nav system and replace it?

                        A guy I work with just bought a Mazda 3 and it has the nav system but I don't think the monitor is VGA (anyone know if it is?), he would be very interested on how you achieved this.

                        Thanks,

                        Troy
                        Done!

                        If you're into fishing, checkout my website! http://www.pennsylvaniaanglers.com

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                        • #13
                          No, I did not have the Nav system. It was not available when I boght the car, and as far as I know, the Screen was not VGA. and the system is very limited in features...
                          "There aint no Nation like Brunation"

                          Carputer Project: 80%
                          VIA M10000 w/ 1gb Ram
                          200gb 3.5 HD
                          Opus 150w
                          XP w/ Frodoplayer
                          more to come...

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                          • #14
                            Cool, you did the same thing that Infinity did in it's 2002 I35!



                            Peace,

                            Rafster
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                            • #15
                              Hey Brun, you got the sound hooked up thru the headunit like me. But I see you have an amp too. Are you powering the speakers with the amp rather than the stock HU? If so, are you still able to use the volume controls on the headunit to control the volume?
                              My Carputer Project

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