My Holden/Chevy Caprice 05 new project, some questions needs to be answered :D
First of all I'm not sure if this is the best forum/section that I should post my thread in XD
Secondly: I'm going to start a CarPC project in my own Chevy Caprice 2005 (In Australia it is Holden Caprice).
I have searched and read alot of threads before writing this post. I have a big unclear picture for the project that needs to be clear. :D
This is a pic for my car interior:
I would like to split the project in several stages or steps, The biggest one is the first one :D
The final result of the project is to get a CarPC with the following features:
- 7" Touch screen with Rear Camera port & IR receiver (7" of size can be increased or decreased depending on the available space)
- A-GPS Navigation system
- USB 2.0 ports in ( under the screen, In the box between driver & passenger, gloves box, under seat..) will be used for Charging phones, connect other devices like flash memory, iPod , etc..
-3.5 mm audio jack (For external MIC & Headphone)
-AUX-In port to connect iPods, Music Players.
-Outside temperature sensor (Yes, my car Unfortunately haven't!)
-FM/AM radio shark receiver
-DVD\CD room (in gloves box)
-Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR for in-screen calling feature
-Rear Cam (shows when I put the gear to reverse mode)
-Front Cam (Started manually)
- SSD hard drive for faster system loading speed & better performance in not-smooth streets
-Start & Hibernate the computer depending in (Starter key mode , ACC or On )
-Start Engine remotely to warm it without needing to wait in the car.
-Navigation tool *
- Tire sensors
-OBD stuff to show up RPM, Speed meter, Oil temp in the screen
This is my car interior describing the place for each part:
Green: 3.5mm jacks, USB ports , DVD room (If not possible I'll put it in the gloves box)
Blue: Here would be me navigation tool:
1. Griffin Powermate Volume Knob 1100-PWRMTS
or 2. 3Dconnexion SpaceNavigator
Red: The Touch Screen area, I think I will need this part to fit the screen:
Is this can be sold ready to install without needing to additional fabrication work?
Check this out it may helps :
Double Din VY-VZ Fascia Grey
This is my double din stereo/cd player dimensions
This tow pic for a similar projects:
After searching for the parts and reading about it, I have made this list of wanted parts for my project:
1- For the GPS receiver BU-353 Weather-proof GPS Receiver or Rooftop GPS/Cellular/PCS/WiFi antenna GPS 2400 (I prefer the first one)
2- For power supply M2-ATX 160W Intelligent DC-DC PSU (for it's amazing features )
3- For DVD drive Teac DV-W28SS -RM3 Slim Slot load DVD±R/±RW/+RDL/RAM Multi Drive NOT SURE IF IT COMPATIBLE WITH THE MOTHER-BOARD
I can use USB DVD drive to fix compatibility issues
4 - USB Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) 1 Tire Sensor Only
5- For radio receiver Griffin RadioShark 2 AM/FM Radio Recorder
6- For the Touch Screen I not sure actually but I need a Screen which support Rear Camera Input & IR receiver & READY for DIY project (NO FABRICATION NEEDED)
I found these but I'm not sure if it the right choice for me:
-Double DIN Lilliput EBY701-NP/C/T 7" Touch Screen VGA
-Preassembled Black Double Din LCD Frame with 7" Lilliput EBY701
7- Mother board : I picked ZOTAC IONITX-L-E Atom N330 1.6GHz Dual-Core Mini ITX Intel Motherboard
Its a good one, without power supply (to be able to use M2-ATX 160W Intelligent DC-DC PSU)
Its Mini-ITX (6.7in x 6.7in - 170mm x 170mm)
8- Amplifier (I have no idea about it!)
9- Rear/Front camera (nothing specific)
10- Mic USB-SA Andrea External USB Soundcard / SuperBeam Microphone Bundle
Another question I have, Can I easily fit the ZOTAC Mini-ITX & The touch screen instead of my double din stereo?(I hope so) If this possible what PARTS do I need to fit them all? If not possible to do that :( should I put the motherboard in a small case under the driver seat?
How to connect the computer to the car original speakers? Is the answer i should to have an amplifier? Which amp is better for my setup?
Please help me in this project to complete it beautifully,What are your suggestions and comments on the PARTS that I had chose. Are there any other things you advise me to add it to this project?
Thanks for everything