First Project - Rav4
Hoping this works and I haven't ending up posting this all twice.
Vehicle: Toyota 2005 Rav4 4-door Sport
Uses for the system
- GPS navigation, my iPhone doesn't cut it in the bush
- Phonecalls/SMS from iPhone 3Gs
- Podcasts/audiobooks/some music from iPhone
- Music collection either on SSD or connected iPod (if possible)
- Rear view camera, parking the Rav is still a little interesting when you can't see your toeball or the front of the next car
Could anyone suggest an amp that would work well with this setup, I want to plug into it a 12-16" subwoofer, a couple of 6x9s and the door speakers (that will probably need upgrading)?
Thoughts, comments welcome, pictures as soon as the parts arrive, being in Oz the shipping is a pain.
1. the pico psu only accepts a 12v input. so it will not work in a car-- when a car is running, its voltage can vary from 5-15volts. check the m1, or m3 for a similar form-factor power supply..
2.wintec ssd--no comment-- i use a ocz vertex, but i knew ocz was a good brand, so didn't research past that..
3.screen and backup camera-- many will get a screen with a reverse wire input-- so when there is 12v on that wire, the screen will auto switch to the input where the camera is plugged in. don't know of many other solutions..
4. i cannot find any info on any usb dongles that specifically state that they can be used to create a adhoc network.. i have had 3, and none of them did it(a el-cheapo, a hawking technologies, and now one with a via chipset-included w/ the zotac 9300-wifi board..) however: the netgear pcmcia wireless adapter that i have will do this-- i haven't tried it, but i remember it is in the settings..
4.5. maybe i ought to start a poll, but i don't know if 802.11n is worth it yet for most areas-- it is a faster speed and distance, but it is also more expensive, and AFAIK, most hotspots are still only b/g, so it might not be worth it..
Thanks for the advice, will go have a look at those power supplies.
So with Soundmans advice thinking for power PWR-M3-ATX.
As far as 802.11n, my car pc also has it. Thing is it is also backwards compatiable with B and G. N may be mainstream in the home, but as far as businesses, its only at G and will most likely stay that way because of cost. My setup also has an Access Point, and guess what, its B/G also. The only reason I stuck the N wi-fi adapter in it was because it worked with hibernation on my old setup.
PS: Yea, you are better off going with a M3 if you need the form factor. Never use a PICO PSU in the car. Plus I dont think a PICO has a Start up and Shut down controller anyways.
people have reported that the m3 does not have enough current on the 5V rail to run atom/ion boards. You might want to look into that before making your purchase.
My board runs great its an Atom D510 board linked below. I have the M3-ATX.
Originally Posted by Punky
13 year PC tech here and i completely agree with the OCZ SSD. I have the vertex in my setup as well. the 8" Lilliput screen i bought has the backup camera wire mentioned above. i don't use it but its easy enough to setup and the instructions for doing so are included in the box for the screen. I have a USB netgear WiFi dongle for WiFi tethering to my Moto Droid. Works great and its wireless G. In my opinion wireless N is not needed in the car setup.
Originally Posted by soundman98
your board doesn't have the ion*, but looking back at the thread i saw, it doesn't appear the OP had ion either.
Originally Posted by houndazs
Originally Posted by Punky
Intel Atom D510
CPU Socket Type