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    Hi. I added a custom control panel in the place where my cup holders used to be:
    • Space Navigator (for things like scrolling lists, selecting different centrafuse modules)
    • Arcade-style buttons hooked to an Ultimarc mini-pac (for play/pause and triggering voice recognition)
    • 16x2 LCD (shows obdii data and other random things, custom code in-work)
    • All of this compliments the original touchscreen-based system

    A picture:



    closer:

    // 2008.5 CWP MAZDASPEED 3
    // mp3car showoff thread
    // appearance & performance mods
    // computer setup

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    Dammmnnn! NICE!
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    OLD SYSTEM (DEAD)
    Intel D945GCLF2 Dual Core ATOM
    Lilliput 7" 629GL 2008 LED Backlight
    BU-353 USB GPS Receiver / iGuidance / IGO8
    M2-ATX Power Supply
    RideRunner Front End / Various Skins
    Windows XP SP3

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    • #3
      Holy crap that's nice. can't wait to see it at the next DC meet! Are you coming to the big one on the 22nd?


      You've inspired me a bit, ima use some arcade buttons in my next project :-D
      "stop with the REINSTALLS, what do you think we got some lame-o installer!!!" - mitchjs
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      • #4
        Drool....awesome work...now you got me thinkin...
        Sig, smig...

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        • #5
          Looks good until you spill soda into it because you don't have a cupholder

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          • #6
            Very nice, but i see a giant scratch magnet.

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            • #7
              very nice!
              My OLD 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT:
              "The Project That Never Ended, until it did"


              next project? subaru brz
              carpc undecided

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              • #8
                Thanks guys...

                And
                can't wait to see it at the next DC meet! Are you coming to the big one on the 22nd?
                Yeah I think so -- not sure what the "show" part is all about but I'll show up there with the car in any case ;-)
                // 2008.5 CWP MAZDASPEED 3
                // mp3car showoff thread
                // appearance & performance mods
                // computer setup

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                • #9
                  @willmeyer. Is that ON/OFF Rocker Switch in 2nd pic ? How did you wiring it to manually ON/OFF Carputer.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by nisarg86 View Post
                    @willmeyer. Is that ON/OFF Rocker Switch in 2nd pic ? How did you wiring it to manually ON/OFF Carputer.
                    Not sure how willmeyer did it...but I just put an ON/OFF rocker switch in line with the IGN signal wire. So I can cut off the ignition from my power supply. Just a cheap way to allow me to restart the PC.

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                    • #11
                      Yeah more or less the same. I have inline switches in the ACC line in front of the head unit, the PC, and the LCD screen in my center console -- basically so I can turn them off if I want, even though when ON they are controlled by the car ignition.
                      // 2008.5 CWP MAZDASPEED 3
                      // mp3car showoff thread
                      // appearance & performance mods
                      // computer setup

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                      • #12
                        I have a switch on the ignition line so I can prevent the PC from coming on if I am only switching the ignition on for a few seconds. I want to change it up to a 3 position switch so I can also keep IGN signal to the PSU and keep the PC running if I shut the car off for a moment, such as when dropping something off at work or getting gas.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by willmeyer View Post
                          [*]16x2 LCD (shows obdii data and other random things, custom code in-work)
                          Is that the Crystalfontz LCD?
                          Check out my GMC Savana worklog.

                          Remaining tasks to facilitate vanputer installation codename "Enterprise":
                          - Edit skin to liking.
                          - Get compatible phone for mobilephone.net.
                          - Facilitate HVAC control.

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                          • #14
                            Nice and clean!! Good job!

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by strikeback03 View Post
                              I have a switch on the ignition line so I can prevent the PC from coming on if I am only switching the ignition on for a few seconds. I want to change it up to a 3 position switch so I can also keep IGN signal to the PSU and keep the PC running if I shut the car off for a moment, such as when dropping something off at work or getting gas.
                              Yeah I want to do exactly the same thing -- problem is I just couldn't find a 2 pole switch I liked the looks of ;-)
                              // 2008.5 CWP MAZDASPEED 3
                              // mp3car showoff thread
                              // appearance & performance mods
                              // computer setup

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