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  1. #21
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    I don't have many. My setup isn't very impressive visually, 'cause I suck at the physical construction stuff. Or at least aesthetically pleasing physical construction.

    I use a mount which goes on my dash, and the screen is detachable from the mount. When the screen is on it looks like this:
    http://vmdaemon.org/bi/medium/Temporary/display.jpg

    The extra wire you see is my radar detector, not the display. I can remove the display in about 3 seconds and tuck it under my seat if I'm parking in a not so nice neighborhood. In that case, it looks like someone stole my radio. I can also turn off the screen if it's too bright at night or something..

    Here's something taken during a trip, with CoPilot logging the route (not providing directions). The number in the lower right is the system temp.
    http://vmdaemon.org/bi/medium/Tempor...navigation.jpg

    Here's what the car comp looks like without the case or power supply. I use a DC/DC powersupply that Jeff Mucha built for me. Also the autoshutdown controller I asked him to make for me..
    http://vmdaemon.org/bi/medium/Temporary/mp3max-nops.jpg

    Shot of the outside back of the vehicle, with the LCD screen somewhat visible through the rear window:
    http://www.lumiere.net/~j/car_road_comp_rear.jpg

    Too much tech toys, good lcd shot:
    http://www.lumiere.net/~j/techexcess.jpg
    (LCD, laptop, radar detector, two digital cameras, misc other stuff..)

    If someone is interested, I can take a pic of the whole thing in my trunk, though it's not very fancy. At one point I had a fancy shelf built and the computer sat on that, but eventually I ditched it and just slapped some velcro on the bottom of the computer. It grips the carpet lining of the trunk. Sits in the back left corner.


    P.S. for those curious about other pictureson my site, unfortunately my gallery software is broken atm =P
    Player: Celeron II 633MHz, 256MB RAM, 20GB IBM 9mm 2.5" Laptop HD (180G/2ms), onboard ethernet/sound/video/tvout, 10"11"x3" case, MPBS1 70W DC-DC PS w/auto-shutdown controller, in-dash lighted switches, 7" NTSC TFT widescreen in-dash LCD, touchscreen, rear-window brake light installed Garmin GPS35 GPS, credit card sized IR remote w/IRMan, mini-wireless keyboard/mouse (sits under seat), PowerMate black knob, MP3s and GPS Navigation (Winamp, CoPilot, SA8.0).
    Car: 1993 Nissan Maxima, Black Emerald

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    Oh yeah. The keyboard sits under the passenger side seat usually, but is a small white wireless keyboard, with integrated mouse. Infrared.

    95% of the stuff I control via an 18 button IR remote, though.

    The GPS isn't visible as its inside the rear brake light casing. Just looks like a regular rear brake light, except it has one extra wire going to it.
    Player: Celeron II 633MHz, 256MB RAM, 20GB IBM 9mm 2.5" Laptop HD (180G/2ms), onboard ethernet/sound/video/tvout, 10"11"x3" case, MPBS1 70W DC-DC PS w/auto-shutdown controller, in-dash lighted switches, 7" NTSC TFT widescreen in-dash LCD, touchscreen, rear-window brake light installed Garmin GPS35 GPS, credit card sized IR remote w/IRMan, mini-wireless keyboard/mouse (sits under seat), PowerMate black knob, MP3s and GPS Navigation (Winamp, CoPilot, SA8.0).
    Car: 1993 Nissan Maxima, Black Emerald

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    nice setup!

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    Originally posted by jshrieve
    The Navtech price looks good/normal.

    $150 if you want to wire it yourself. Make sure to get the high voltage version (HVS).

    $177 if you want them to wire the serial connector for you. If you already have a soldering iron, it's probably cheaper to wire the connector yourself, but I'd probably pay the extra just to save the trouble.

    Part #6206-H-T $177.00


    I noticed that navtech's price went up for the GarminGPS16. I'm really glad that I got mine before the price hike.

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