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  • Car Computer Install: Building The Computer

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    Sean Clark, from mp3Car, talks us through the components involved in a typical car computer installation, in this case his own. The Mini-Box M2-ATX makes the perfect ‘intelligent’ automotive power supply for the computer. Morex International makes a sturdy, yet well ventilated case. Scantool.net’s OBDLink Wi-Fi is the perfect tool to read and interpret engine diagnostic data. The mp3Car Quick Release Kit makes plugging in and unplugging the power cable to your PC a snap, literally. Lilliput has supplied their ever-popular HDMI & DVI 669GL-70NP/C/T touch screen monitor. Front-end software is left up to the experts at Centrafuse. All this seamless integration is made possible by the mp3Car Direct Fit Kit, which incorporates a monitor in any number of dash kits made specifically for your vehicle.
    Have a product you would like to sell on the mp3Car Store? PM me for more information.

    Have a car computer question? Ask me by emailing the store.

  • #2
    Oh Sean, be glad you don't live in Miami, lol....

    Anyways, very good video. I like how you put typical car PC install, lol. That pretty much disqualifies mine.

    Why Garmin Mobile though? Isnt it discontinued?
    Last edited by HiJackZX1; 07-28-2011, 01:47 PM.
    Nirwana Project, the Android/Win 7 hybrid system!

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    4X MK808b
    3x Perixx Touchpads
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    1X 7 inch motorized Screen
    1x Win 7 PC

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    • #3
      i'm amazed you got that done in just 4 minutes
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Sonicxtacy02 View Post
        i'm amazed you got that done in just 4 minutes
        LOL, didnt you see all the edit points?
        Nirwana Project, the Android/Win 7 hybrid system!

        1X Ainol Novo Flame Tab
        4X MK808b
        3x Perixx Touchpads
        3x 7 inch Screens
        1X 7 inch motorized Screen
        1x Win 7 PC

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        • #5
          Originally posted by HiJackZX1 View Post
          LOL, didnt you see all the edit points?
          Almost seamless
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          • #6
            Typical meaning the most bundles we sell from the store are this one. Garmin MPC because it wasn't discontinued when I started this project :P And because There still isn't anything better...

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            • #7
              Totally agree, Garmin is the best. I will be a long time replacing it whether its outdated or not. Besides, I believe there are ways to continue to update the maps so it can remain current and is the best IMO.
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              • #8
                What's the need for Garmin Mobile? I thought Centrafuse has GPS Software built in?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by lbp775 View Post
                  What's the need for Garmin Mobile? I thought Centrafuse has GPS Software built in?
                  It does, Destinator. Problem is its using a very very very out dated engine. The maps were recently updated, but the engine itself is very old. It suffers from the most nastiest routing ever. Say you are trying to get to location B and you know to go straight to get there faster. Destinator will try to force you to go a different route that makes no sense and usually takes longer. I notice for long distance stuff its ok, but for in the city stuff it can act very stupid sometimes. I continue to use it because its very rare it acts dumb, but when it does I just ignore it.
                  Nirwana Project, the Android/Win 7 hybrid system!

                  1X Ainol Novo Flame Tab
                  4X MK808b
                  3x Perixx Touchpads
                  3x 7 inch Screens
                  1X 7 inch motorized Screen
                  1x Win 7 PC

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                  • #10
                    This looks like it will be great. Very interested in putting a car pc in my car, but am one of those people who won't attempt it until I seen it done as many different ways as possible, so this will be perfect for me.

                    I'm just wondering however, how can I 'subscribe' to the series so that I'm notified of the new videos? I have clicked on 'subscribe to blog' on this page (http://www.mp3car.com/blogs/146428_c...roduction.html), so I'm just wondering if this is all I need to be notified of the new videos?

                    Thanks
                    Denno

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                    • #11
                      Ill have to go check why it doesn't list the RSS url for it, but the main URL is
                      http://www.mp3car.com/blogs/how-to-b...-car-computer/

                      Ill find the RSS and let you guys know.

                      Thanks!

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                      • #12
                        You sound very scientific but it was helpful too.Great job.Keep going.

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                        • #13
                          My only question is this, why would you need a computer in your car anyway?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by shadowmyst87 View Post
                            My only question is this, why would you need a computer in your car anyway?
                            because we can (to be flippant)

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