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    First Project - Rav4

    Hoping this works and I haven't ending up posting this all twice.

    Vehicle: Toyota 2005 Rav4 4-door Sport

    CarPC


    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.

    Ghostgum

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    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..

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    Thanks for the advice, will go have a look at those power supplies.

    Ghostgum

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    So with Soundmans advice thinking for power PWR-M3-ATX.

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    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.
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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Punky View Post
    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.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813153176

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    Quote Originally Posted by soundman98 View Post
    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..
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by houndazs View Post
    My board runs great its an Atom D510 board linked below. I have the M3-ATX.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813153176
    your board doesn't have the ion*, but looking back at the thread i saw, it doesn't appear the OP had ion either.
    http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/powe...core-atom.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Punky View Post
    your board doesn't have the atom.
    huh?

    Model

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    Intel Atom D510


    With Cooler
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    Supported CPU

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    CPU Type
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    North Bridge
    Intel NM10

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