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  • 1990 Nissan 200SX (240SX) Mini-ITX puter

    Functions
    CD-player
    MP3-player
    DVD-player
    Navigation
    Radio (DAB?)
    Datalogging
    Internet
    Nightvision
    Engine monitoring
    HUD?

    Hardware
    [v] Mainboard: VIA EPIA EN15000G
    [v] Memory: TwinMOS DDR2 PC4200 1024 MB
    [v] Harddrive: Hitachi Travelstar 7K100 100GB 7200RPM 2.5"
    [v] DVD: Panasonic UJ-845-B Slim Slot load DVD±R/±RW/+RDL/RAM
    [x] Case: Homemade aluminumcase
    [v] Powersupply: M2-ATX 160W DC-DC with shutdown controller
    [v] Monitor: Xenarc 700TSV 7" Touchscreen
    [v] GPS: GPS Haicom HI-204E USB
    [o] Keyboard: Zippy RF-620 Wireless mini-keyboard
    [x] Radio: XTroniC HQCT-i RDS USB-radio

    [v] = Received
    [o] = Ordered
    [x] = Waiting

    Software
    Operatingsystem: Windows XP Pro (Lite) (Vista Ultimate?)
    Navigation: MapMonkey
    Frontend: RoadRunner (?)

    Here's a drawing I made with Sketchup (work in progress):




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    My Carputer.

  • #2
    The plan is to make a case thats fits in behind the monitor in the cars double-DIN slot.

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    My Carputer.

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    • #3
      Click on the pictures to get high res. ones.



      Up and running on the car PSU, leeching 12V off an old ATX PSU.







      The Camera for the nightvision part of the project, 1,4" CCD camera with 10x zoom, autofocus and wide angle lens. Light sensitive down to 1,5 Lux.
      My Carputer.

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      • #4
        I have just started on the case. It's made from 1mm thick aluminum.

        The width of the case will follow the DIN standard. The mainboard has a 3-4mm gap on each side.

        The height will also follow the DIN standard. I will have to wait untill I have decided how to do the top cover before i trim it to the correct height.

        The lenght depends on how much room there is in the dash, I have not measured this yet.

        Pictures with the mainboard and PSU test mounted:

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        My Carputer.

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        • #5
          First draft for thel I/O-panel, I will add more ports later.

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          My Carputer.

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          • #6
            I/0-panel is installed and fits perfectly. I still have a few holes to cut.

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            The LCD-panel was a bit smaller than expected, I will have to make a frame and cover the whole facia with carbon fibre.

            My Carputer.

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            • #7
              nice.. where u get that camera??
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              • #8
                Originally posted by djmickyg View Post
                nice.. where u get that camera??
                Thanks. I got it off eBay, was part of a surveilance camera with broken pan/tilt.
                My Carputer.

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                • #9
                  Nice work so far, but FYI the pink foam is conductive...
                  "You're just about as useless as JPEGs to Helen Keller" - Wierd Al

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by blafrisch View Post
                    Nice work so far, but FYI the pink foam is conductive...
                    You're right, it is. I was only using it when test fitting to protect the motherboard.
                    My Carputer.

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                    • #11
                      baller...how much does this setup cost? i have a 93 240sx and i wanna do a Car PC mostly just for music and GPS...

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                      • #12
                        baller?......

                        Zoidman, it looks good! Any more pics so far on the progress? As for the HUD that may be a little difficult to do... Do you by any chance have the Factory HUD option? just curious. I don't believe there are any aftermarket projector setups for the windshield. I had to swap in a digital cluster + HUD for my '90. Also went with the ichi-go front end conversion.

                        Also for the engine monitoring... Which motor do you have? Im assuming it's the SR20DET, only problem is i don't believe that has a port for the data. The OBD0 system of the Nissans have a very basic data plug by nissan, not enough information for data logging. If you by chance swap in another SR20 post 95/96 with the Nissan Consult plug you can have full diagnostics of your car. www.blazt.biz

                        *edit*
                        Actually it seems here that the 180sx is listed (SR20 motor) as working with the nissan consult plug, so you're pretty much good to go. Check out some of the guage layouts for the BlaZt setup. The only thing i've seen aftermarket for HUD is i believe Apex'i's monitoring program for boost/oil/pressure/water/electrical/etc etc that displays it on your windshield.....otherwise i dunno who else would make an aftermarket HUD unit..

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                        • #13
                          very nice...

                          I like the idea of making your own case to fit behind the screen... wheres your DVD/CD-ROM going though? Looks like the screen takes up the whole double-DIN... ??

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                          • #14
                            Any update on this? Looks good!

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