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  • 2007 Yaris + Origami UMPC + ProClip mount + StreetDeck

    Here's the full article with video

    Yay.

  • #2
    I am still considering moving the PC into the glove box behind the steering wheel and then using the Optimus Mini Three keyboard and a remote for control.

    I reviewed the Optimus and slammed it for bad software, but there would be little to no task switching within StreetDeck and so it should suffice.

    Any suggestions on remotes?

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    • #3
      wow, beautiful setup man! It's like they made those clips just for you! I am surprised to see how well they hold up! congrats on the dope mount dude! I wonder if they have any tablet mounts that bolt directly onto the dash - like your umpc mount does...... my tablet is about 3 lbs without the battery so I dont know if that's too heavy for a mount (or even 2) from proclip... o well, time will tell. im not looking to spend $80+ on mounts especially since the one i currently used cost me south of a dollar ;] yessir, im a cheap0!
      - sh00k
      Duct tape and a Bandana for the win, b!shes!!!

      My Setup:http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=73500

      Cost so far: Less than a grand ;]



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      Economy/Commuter cars + Computers = many entertained miles

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      • #4
        I would highly suggest giving it a try. They make mounts specific to the car you are driving and device holders specific to your device. I think the whole MP3 car community has a cell phone, GPS, or something that's not integrated into the dash that they want held in what looks as close to "factory" as possible. The link to their website is in my post. Go ahead and enter your car's make and model and see what they have available for your car!

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        • #5
          Some things will be changing in this car, since I got the Harman Kardon Drive+Play kit and installed it last weekend:
          http://pics.livejournal.com/thoughtfix/pic/0002p1ry/

          I also have had this bumper sticker for some time, but finally put it on a car:
          http://pics.livejournal.com/thoughtfix/pic/0002k7rh/

          Anyone know where I could get a replacement door for the glove compartment behind the steering wheel? I want to put a computer in there, but don't want to tear apart my new baby while doing the cutting and fabrication.

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          • #6
            For the door, go to the dealer or alternatively, many toyota parts resellers are online - sorry but i forget the names. There is one where you can even pick the exact car you have and it lists every single toyota part for it - from interior trim pieces to engine /suspension pieces... and the prices weren't so bad - you know dealers charge more for them.

            i am a member on scionlife.com and i remember a few people posted the link to this/these types of sites. sorry i cant be of any more help but know that there are online places to get exactly what you need.
            - sh00k
            Duct tape and a Bandana for the win, b!shes!!!

            My Setup:http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=73500

            Cost so far: Less than a grand ;]



            _________________
            Economy/Commuter cars + Computers = many entertained miles

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            • #7
              Since it's a 2007 and the first model year in the US, I may have to either make my own or go to a dealer. I wish I knew about fabrication/bondo/plexi, but I do not.

              Heh. I wish some company would take my Yaris and pimp it out as a demo car.

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              • #8
                Another note on the 2007 Yaris liftback:
                There is TONS OF ROOM behind the climate control panel. It's also a "tool-less" removal if you know where to pull and tug. If you want to take off the bezel in front of the stereo, be extra careful as there are tabs that hook into the flat plastic in front of the spedometer. I hard-wired my Harmon Karden kit this past weekend, added a second 12v socket, and added a ground loop isolator and it was relatively easy. The center console has a single bolt under the cup holder (or arm rest, if you got the arm rest. I had one and had it removed.) and the whole thing snaps out.

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                • #9
                  Okay after much work, I've given up on trying to mount the UMPC in the Toyota Yaris. It'd be perfect in MOST other cars, but with my center-mounted guages, I have the choice to either block my speedometer or give up on touchscreen use.

                  I will have a Streetdeck powered Yaris. I promise. However, the Infill T3 and other motorized LCDs will block the center vents and I do not trust them to be good touchscreens on motors. I want an InFill G4 or this thing looks pretty nice too and if I could get TabletKiosk to finally release a DOCK for the UMPC, I would consider it.

                  Any advice from readers on a 2-DIN touchscreen+head unit combo that doesn't have a screen that retracts entirely into the box?

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