LATEST UPDATE: DEC 9 2007
PAGE 6, CARPC PHASE 1 DONE
[HL]YouTube video posted! Click here[/HL]
[||||||||||||] 100% - CarPC phase 1 done! / Planning phase 2
Hi, after reading a lot, its finally the time to make my project real!
I plan to have a complete CarPC, including OBD data, bluetooth to phone, wifi, rear camera, etc.., but at this time I have simplified the scope to make it viable in short term.
PHASE 1 GOALS (current phase):
- Audio files
- Video files (no dvd drive)
- GPS navigation
- Fabrication to host the screen in the dash
[ OK ] CPU and MoBo: Intel Little Valley D201GLY with 1.33 Ghz Celeron processor (new) (bought at mp3car.com)
[ OK ] Mem - 1x 512 DDR 2 667Mhz (new) (already had that)
[ OK ] HDD - Notebook HDD 80.0 GB (already had that)
[ OK ] HDD Adaptor for Notebook HDs (bought somewhere in the net)
[ OK ] Keyboard - USB PS2 Mini-key Keyboard (bought at cduniverse.com)
[ OK ] GPS - BU-353 Weather-proof GPS Receiver (new) (bought at mp3car.com)
[ OK ] USB Hub - 4 port USB hub (already had that)
[ OK ] Screen - Lilliput 8" Widescreen (16:9) VGA Touchscreen - Model 889GL-80NP/C/T (bought at mp3car.com)
[ OK ] PSU - M2-ATX 160W Intelligent DC-DC PSU (bought at mp3car.com)
[NEW] Griffin Powermate Volume Knob (bought at mp3car.com)
[ OK ] OS - Win XP SP2 (previously was TinyXP Rev05)
[ OK ] Navigation - Destinator 6 for PCs (with Brazil 4Rodas maps)
[ OK ] FrontEnd - RoadRunner with DigitalFX 2.5 skin
OLD HARDWARE THAT WAS UPGRADED:
[ OK ] CPU - Pentium III 1Ghz (already had that part)
[ OK ] MoBo - Intel Desktop Board D815EFV/D815EPFV (On-Board LAN & Sound) (already had that part)
[ OK ] Mem - 1x 256MB DIMM RAM (had 2, removed 1 since using TinyXP) (already had that)
[ OK ] GPS - Leadtek 9532 GPS mouse (Serial port & PS/2 port) (already had that)
FUTURE (for next phases):
- Fingerprint reader (have that part already)
- WiFi (have that part already)
- Rear-view cam (have that part already)
- OBD-I (data logging)
Thanks a lot!!!
QUICK HISTORY (most relevant):
2007dec09 - I declare phase 1 complete! YouTube video posted!
2007dec08 - Screen noise removed (cable), done!!!
2007dec02 - Visual noise in screen reappeared, checking
2007dec01 - Trunk ready; Testing CentraFuse front end
2007oct31 - Left side of the trunk is done
2007oct27 - Dashboard parts painted, dashboard installed!
2007oct18 - Griffin PowerMate received
2007oct - Dashboard fabrication
2007oct01 - Initial tests with new MoBo
2007sep30 - Initial tests with new USB GPS
2007sep20 - Ordered new motherboard and GPS
2007sep17 - Added an USB extension from Lilliput directly to the PC without the hub; New diagram posted
2007sep15 - All wires and parts connected in the car. Day zero! Everything works!
2007sep11 - Changed project, screen in the dash, ac relocation, started cutting the Lilliput frame
2007aug05 - Started a thread to discuss eletric diagram (see Power Supplies forum)
2007jul29 - Build an ugly prototipe of the CarPC case (see page 3)
2007jul25 - Bought Kenwood auxiliary input cable
2007jul15 - Lilliput now powered via M2-ATX
2007jul14 - Installed M2-ATX in my test environment, works fine!
2007jul13 - Got an 80GB notebook HDD, will replace the previous 40GB one
2007jul07 - Found information about using Destinator 6 for PC instead of Mapmonkey, downloading and will test
2007jul06 - Replaced WinXP with TinyXP Rev05, reinstalling everything
2007jul01 - Initial tests with Lilliput, programmed the auto start function
2007jun30 - Parts received (screen and psu) from a friend that came from USA
2007jun11 - Odered the last parts (screen and psu)
2007jun11 - This worklog thread begins
2007may?? - Got some old PCs, best mobo and cpu chosen (smaller in size, but 1Ghz, all onboard)
2007jan?? - Constucted an adapter for my GPS mouse (from rj11 to serial and ps2), that was originally for PocketPC usage
2006oct?? - Bought ps2 minikey (not that important but it was the first investment on the carpc hehe)
2006????? - Started reading mp3car.com forums