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  • Some pics of prototype DIN box....

    here are some pics of some prototype din size box. Keep in mind i will add more connections tonight ie like usb and the power wirings....so keep checking the site for more pics....for now enjoy these and feel free to ask any questions

    ftp://pictures:[email protected]..Prototype_box/

    Copy and paste it to ur netscape/ie url OR click on it
    abcd-1
    Author of CobraI,II,III and now CobraIV.
    You can contact me on AOL instant messenger....nick is cenwesi or cenwesi3

  • #2
    Cool! It's like your own empeg

    That is one tiny motherboard.
    www.arbybean.com

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    • #3
      it sure is
      abcd-1
      Author of CobraI,II,III and now CobraIV.
      You can contact me on AOL instant messenger....nick is cenwesi or cenwesi3

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      • #4
        Now just get a sheet of aluminum and a brake, and you have one hell of a car player.
        www.arbybean.com

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        • #5
          nice..

          how do you plan on holding it in place?
          [SIZE=1]'91 Nissan Stanza

          [XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX] XX% Completed -
          Car Totaled and i bought a 20G mp3 player

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          • #6
            Looks like a great start... I still think starting with a donor CD player would be much easier...

            How come you dont want the dvd in the middle?


            Good luck...
            1999 voyager pontoon boat
            (soon to be computerized)

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            • #7
              Charles - Two ideas

              Run all the usb,serial etc etc down into the center console or somewhere else besides the face (It will take away from the look of the "radio" in my mind and also

              how about buying a cheap cd player, ripping it apart, running the slot load dvd right up against the head unit and also running the individual controls to a matrix orbital keypad, therefore giving you a completely stock looking radio that is really a pc

              Even going so far as to connect the head unit's eject to the slot load's eject, making it completely invisible that there is a pc back there!

              Let me know what you think, I can help you do something with this, Im good at that sort of stuff

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              • #8
                Look's nice.

                What you gonna do about a power supply? Is it going in the same box, or are you running an external unit?

                How about air circulation, won't that be an issue when it's all stuck inside the dash?


                Rob
                Old Systems retired due to new car
                New system at design/prototype stage on BeagleBoard.

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                • #9
                  Arby you mentioned aluminum, any idea how you would construct a PC case out of aluminum sheets? Is welding involved? I was going to attempt this but ran into a wall when trying to figure out how to attach the sides of the case...obviously some parts of the edges can be bent, but then how to attach?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by SuperMatty
                    Arby you mentioned aluminum, any idea how you would construct a PC case out of aluminum sheets? Is welding involved? I was going to attempt this but ran into a wall when trying to figure out how to attach the sides of the case...obviously some parts of the edges can be bent, but then how to attach?
                    If you're not handy with a MIG welder, you can use a "cold weld" type approach. There is an adhesive named JB-Weld (I believe). If that doesn't do it .. you could always pop-rivet the box =)

                    PS: Nicely done cenwesi !
                    -James-

                    Tech tips and more - http://www.techguys.ca

                    *NIX command for today: rm -rf /bin/laden

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                    • #11
                      very sweet as we have come to expect from ya!


                      look forward to see the finished product...
                      Project - GAME OVER :(

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Ces///M3
                        [B]Charles - Two ideas

                        Run all the usb,serial etc etc down into the center console or somewhere else besides the face (It will take away from the look of the "radio" in my mind and also
                        [/i]
                        Nope...it will be on the face plate. And i will try as much as possible to make it look professional
                        Keep in mind that i am going for portability here. I dont want to start mounting things permantly in the car. The only thing that will prolly be seperate from the box is the psu. which will be hidden somewhere in the car.


                        how about buying a cheap cd player, ripping it apart, running the slot load dvd right up against the head unit and also running the individual controls to a matrix orbital keypad, therefore giving you a completely stock looking radio that is really a pc
                        yeah, i could do that, i even have a stock radio at home that i might consider, when i am ready for the REAL box, i have all options. I even when to home depot yesterday to check out some tools for sheet metal...some cost from $30 to $50. Dont know which one i need yet.


                        Even going so far as to connect the head unit's eject to the slot load's eject, making it completely invisible that there is a pc back there!
                        Only if i had a slot load DVD then it might be a diff story. Still, i would rather build the whole thing myself if u get my drift. When it comes to building stuff like that Macgiver fellow, i am good at it, tell me to hook it up to the car, that is a diff story......I understand the theory but that is not my territory
                        abcd-1
                        Author of CobraI,II,III and now CobraIV.
                        You can contact me on AOL instant messenger....nick is cenwesi or cenwesi3

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Rob Withey
                          Look's nice.

                          What you gonna do about a power supply? Is it going in the same box, or are you running an external unit?

                          How about air circulation, won't that be an issue when it's all stuck inside the dash?

                          Rob
                          Nope...it will have to be outside...
                          funny u should ask. I took that into consideration. I ran it last night to just to see what will happen. Over 1hr into testing i got the BSOD. Turned it off....opened the box and touch the cpu fan thingy....damn was it hot.

                          Anyway yesterday i bought this really tiny fan and i think i will use the other slim fan, first i got to see if it will fit. If not i might have to cut the aluminium thing....anyway i will take pics
                          abcd-1
                          Author of CobraI,II,III and now CobraIV.
                          You can contact me on AOL instant messenger....nick is cenwesi or cenwesi3

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by magnetik
                            very sweet as we have come to expect from ya!


                            look forward to see the finished product...
                            This is nothing compared to the picture i have in my brain.
                            abcd-1
                            Author of CobraI,II,III and now CobraIV.
                            You can contact me on AOL instant messenger....nick is cenwesi or cenwesi3

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                            • #15
                              That's good news charles, because from what I see right now, it looks like you just changed the dimensions of a standard power supply case. At least the few that I have fit together the same way as your case. Why not try putting a swinging door on there or a hatch, sliding door, or hell, a GULLWING door?

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