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    I am using this mostly for reference, but you can still throw some comments my way if you have any. Anyway i started this project about three months ago. It is taking a very long time. I had an extra computer laying around so i tore it apart and i am going to mount it in my trunk under my floor panel thingys. I have a 7 inch lilliput touchscreen which i have already mounted into my radio bezel. I have my headunit mounted in a little cubby thing under my AC controls.
    First of all here are pics of my car. Carputer pics soon to come.




    I want my carputer to do the following:
    1. Play Mp3s
    2. Navigation
    3. Engine Diagnostics(later on)
    4. so many others that i cant think of right now.

    I have updated this thread on 10/27/08 and you can find my new post on page 6.
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    Check out my project so far!!
    http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=61194

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  • #2
    I wish i could post pics but i do not know how to post pics at this moment. How do i post pics, please help? Try hosting them on something like photobucket, then just putting a link in here.

    I want my carputer to do the following:

    1. Pretty Much any front end can do this.

    2. Same as above with the appropriate software

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    • #3
      dood - you want to get into building / installing your own Car PC and you don't know how to post pictures on the internet?

      good luck

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      • #4
        I have some new pics of where i am putting the computer and the power inverter.








        More pics to come soon!!
        Dont mind the cdromin the picture it will not go there!!
        05 Str8 Black XB

        Check out my project so far!!
        http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=61194

        Check out some other picks of my car!!
        http://www.cardomain.com/ride/751014

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        • #5
          I wouldn't suggest running that system as is for too long. The PCI/AGP cards need support. Go over enough bumps or a big one and you'll likely end up shorting out your cards and/or computer.

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          • #6
            Do you have any suggestions on how i can stop that from happening while still using my current setup?
            05 Str8 Black XB

            Check out my project so far!!
            http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=61194

            Check out some other picks of my car!!
            http://www.cardomain.com/ride/751014

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            • #7
              Originally posted by blackedoutxb
              Do you have any suggestions on how i can stop that from happening while still using my current setup?
              You could hot glue it in... Since it holds great buit is removable.
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              • #8
                How are you going to use the CD/DVD ROM if you are installing it like that?
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                • #9
                  the cd rom is not going there. I am getting an external case for it then im gonna put it in the front of the car somewhere. I do not know where i am going to put it though. Any xb owners have any suggestions?
                  05 Str8 Black XB

                  Check out my project so far!!
                  http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=61194

                  Check out some other picks of my car!!
                  http://www.cardomain.com/ride/751014

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                  • #10
                    nice setup man, but being in FL myself i can imagine that puter getting pretty hot under there. Are you going to cut out holes for fans out of the floor board?

                    I'm in the process of building a small case to go under the passenger seat because i didn't want to rip out my spare tire, i know what would happen as soon as i take it out

                    How did you mount your lili in the dash? I have a regular singledin dash kit that i cut out the little cubby below where a single din HU would go and stuck the mount that came with the lili on the bottom of the little cd-rom cubby of the dash kit. So my lili is sticking out of the dash right now, i want to have it back behind and flush with no buttons showing but i don't know where to start

                    I'm also undecided on where to put the cd rom drive, i will probably put it somewhere in the dashboard on the passenger side or in the glove box, or get a slim one and put it somewhere

                    Also, how is the inverter working out for you? I used to use one but i got tired of the noise and i think my puter is too beefy for the cheap inverter i had. I bought an Opus 150w and i'm loving it, except for the stupid casing shorting out the PSU. I'm running it w/o the top part of the PSU case on (the part with the fan)
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by MatrixPC
                      How are you going to use the CD/DVD ROM if you are installing it like that?
                      I wondered the same thing, but the tray probably clears the height of the inverter...?
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                      • #12
                        A fellow SE member! I'm in SE, originally from So-Cal, but now in Portland, OR.
                        Check out Dave Moulton's Toyxb... he is in the socal chapter. He is sponsored by Xenarc and has a pretty nice setup.

                        I would really think about getting a DC-DC power supply or somesort of shutdown controller, if you don't have one.

                        I would also think about a MB with integrated parts if you don't have a case of some sort.

                        If you have any questions feel free to PM me here or on scionevolution or scionlife... same username on them all.

                        edit:
                        wait, we've talked before..... I didn't know you were an SE member though....
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                        • #13
                          Vairu, I flush mounted my screen. Its mounted i just have to get the time to paint the dash then i can install it and take pics. Its really easy to do and if you need help i can tell you what to do. I dont know how the inverter works or if it gets to hot because im not done with it yet, but im sure i will have to make some adjustments when i am done.
                          05 Str8 Black XB

                          Check out my project so far!!
                          http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=61194

                          Check out some other picks of my car!!
                          http://www.cardomain.com/ride/751014

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                          • #14
                            Wooo ghetto fabulous.

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                            • #15
                              leather in a scion?

                              wow...that's gotta be the only XB in existence with leather seats. How much did that set you back?
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