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  • My Z-Car cockpit CarPC project

    Hi all,
    I would like to indroduce to you my personal project, the Z-Car cockpit project. This project aims to replace standard dashboards by LCD screen(s). There are some photos of it, but you cand find more information like videos into the official site : http://zcarcockpit.free.fr
    Sorry about my english translation, i'm a french guy and I've done it the better i could...





    And here a screenshot :


    I've put some videos in youtube (but in the site you could find them in better resolution) just click to see :
    Video 1 : Car stopped, system start, stop, showing basic functions...
    Video 2 : In the city
    Video 3 : On the road

    Your opinions will be very useful to me, so let me know !

    Thank you !
    Zorro_><
    My Project : Z-CarCockpit, also on Facebook

  • #2
    Youtube videos added.
    Zorro_><
    My Project : Z-CarCockpit, also on Facebook

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    • #3
      Sweet Setup

      I have always wanted to do a setup like that. You made it look so clean. Great job

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      • #4
        Originally posted by KKDZ28 View Post
        I have always wanted to do a setup like that. You made it look so clean. Great job
        Thank you, but it is not yet finished. I'm only at the first stage of the project : to reproduce at least the same behaviour that the original counter. Now I can have fun with it and i'm working on Knight rider skin and on personal skin plus other new functionalities (cf website).
        Zorro_><
        My Project : Z-CarCockpit, also on Facebook

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        • #5
          How does this interface with the car? Where is it pulling the signals for the guages etc from? OBDII?

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          • #6
            More details, MANY MORE DETAILS, PLEASE.

            Michael
            ...I love the French language...especially to curse with...Nom de Dieu de putain de bordel de merde de saloperies de connards d'enculés de ta mère. You see, it's like wiping your *** with silk, I love it.

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            • #7
              Please, go visit the website, most of the ansers you're requesting are there : http://zcarcockpit.free.fr.

              There is no OBDII into such an old car : all the sensors are analogical, so I had to plug on them all through a home-made signal converter card to some I/O cards into the PC.
              Zorro_><
              My Project : Z-CarCockpit, also on Facebook

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              • #8
                Wow!

                That is unreal. I'd be interested to see the whole I/O card arrangement you have setup.
                I installed my carpc into my pet Kangaroo, mate.

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                • #9
                  Sorry but explain all that in english may be a little too long for me.
                  The cards I used are IO cards found on the Internet electronic sellers web sites (here in France). Into the website there are more global details.
                  Zorro_><
                  My Project : Z-CarCockpit, also on Facebook

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                  • #10
                    I thought you had a 350Z. Interesting project.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by pcdoctor01 View Post
                      I thought you had a 350Z.
                      No, it is an old Renault Super 5 (1986)

                      Originally posted by pcdoctor01 View Post
                      Interesting project.
                      Thank you !
                      Zorro_><
                      My Project : Z-CarCockpit, also on Facebook

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                      • #12
                        Nice ! ( néanmoins du temps réel sous XP.... Tu utilises quel ordonnanceur, sans indiscretion ?)

                        What about the Drire ( The Legal Authority That Decides If Your Car Is Legal Or Not, here in France)
                        Now Galileo is real. Muhahahahaha :p

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by DeltaFX View Post
                          Nice ! ( néanmoins du temps réel sous XP.... Tu utilises quel ordonnanceur, sans indiscretion ?)
                          I did not say it is a real-time OS, but a real-time application. It means that it could be easly adapted to a real-time OS because it doesn't do memory allocation neither create any thread.

                          Originally posted by DeltaFX View Post
                          What about the Drire ( The Legal Authority That Decides If Your Car Is Legal Or Not, here in France)
                          I don't know, but the car has the counter unplugged when I bought it. And the technical control that we have to pass here in France was OK without any problem... So I suppose it is not very important...
                          In another hand you can find lot of people building their own counter like knight rider's KITT ones (K2000), not having any problem.
                          Zorro_><
                          My Project : Z-CarCockpit, also on Facebook

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                          • #14
                            How did you manage to get Windows to boot up so quickly?

                            I know mine is ungodly slow and in need of a format and some major tweaks/upgrades since it takes almost 2 minutes to boot, but I've never seen a boot time that quick before.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by spoonraker View Post
                              How did you manage to get Windows to boot up so quickly?
                              I'm using EWF & minlogon. I've also removed/stopped all unnecessary services like network ones. I've near to only 5 services running.

                              I'm also using a CF to IDE with a CF Lexar 300x.
                              Zorro_><
                              My Project : Z-CarCockpit, also on Facebook

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