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    car pc nub...

    hello, everyone! i would like to put a pc in my car..so i would like to know what are the things i need to buy? this is a picture of the space i have to work with...i have a 2007 camry
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    Before you compile a shopping list, I suggest you do some reading, namely the informational resources like the FAQ: http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/advfaq.php

    This isn't a hobby that's as simple as "buy X, Y & Z" and it will work in every scenario.
    Do some research and planning and come up w/ a plan of attack before going on a buying spree. I promise that you'll have far fewer headaches.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    Quote Originally Posted by DarquePervert View Post
    Before you compile a shopping list, I suggest you do some reading, namely the informational resources like the FAQ: http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/advfaq.php

    This isn't a hobby that's as simple as "buy X, Y & Z" and it will work in every scenario.
    Do some research and planning and come up w/ a plan of attack before going on a buying spree. I promise that you'll have far fewer headaches.


    Maybe have a look through the work logs / show off your project after youve done some reasearch and get some ideas from there, thats where i got most of my ideas on my install

    good luck
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    Some of my experience:

    I mounted my carpc in the cargo cmpt of my Saturn Wagon, and ran USB, VGA, and powe cabling to the front. Can be done so that cabling is all hidden, if you're willing and able to pull up some moldings and maybe peel back the carpet a bit.

    Remember that the ultimate screen installation is in-dash; read how the guys do it by making custom bezels and fiberglassing...

    For me, I mounted my 7" Lilliput monitor just to the right of the hump, by the front left corner of the passenger seat. No dash is blocked, passenger still has comfort. I am not yet ready to do dash install - this method got me up and running right away, and the screen can be removed to put in glove box or take away...

    I use a wireless kbd from mp2car store. Look at the Griffin Power Mate for volume control and program control - great device.

    Welcome and happy carpc'ing

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    ...forgot to say that screen is mounted on GOOSENECK mount...


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    ^^ Hey, got a link to that gooseneck? My buddy is installing in a work van so no molded installs, but I wasn't sure that a gooseneck could hold an LCD let alone hold it steady. LMK what's working out for you!

    CarPC v2.5 up and running - all hardware installed, skin configured, and iG tweaked like crazy. Now for OBD-II, and voice control, and camera plugin, and... :nutz: - it never ends!

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    Here's one link to a gooseneck mount

    http://themobilevideostore.com/produ...roducts_id/396

    I'm in y carright now, and the above is the link thatI have saved to my favoritesin here...but I don't believe that's who i bought my gooseneck from.

    When I get back inside work, le me check my workpc for who i bught min from.

    I have a Lilli 7" mon mounted on g-neck and it's plenty stable, although when hitting rough road, etc, the monitor does tent to woobble or bobble slightly. No a prol for m, and ot harmful to monitor.

    Good luck.

    happy carpc'ing!


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    You're a better man than I if youn were able to read that last post.

    Maybe I shouldn't type at 65 on the 95...!!

    Hee's the link to where I bought gooseneck:

    http://mobilevideo4less.com

    what I was trying to say is that the g-neck DOES have some movement, but definitely not enough to interfere with readability of LCD, or damage LCD...

    Have good one.

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