2006 Mazda 3 GT Sport - CARPUTER PROJECT...
Well, the 'bug' has bitten me. Once I viewed my first carputer here on mp3car -- I could not stop thinking about how effffing cool it would be to have my own carputer. So, here the research and learning has begun.
My strong points knowledge-wise when approaching this project are:
-I'm very comfortable with computer builds and software installs.
My areas of weakness are:
-no prior knowledge of installing car stereos, hence not much of clue on how to power it all. (any step-by-step instructions on this would be great)
So, I'm doing my research first, as I would like the satisfaction of completing the entire project myself.
Initially, this is what I want my system to do...
-Sirius Satelite Radio (Howard Stern rocks)
-modded Windows XP bootscreen for Mazda 3's :lol:
-OBD II Vehicle Diagnostics
-front-facing infared camera
-rear headrest monitors
-upgraded mobo & cpu
Ok, that's lots for sure :)
Here's what I have thus far:
-Intel D201GLY Little Valley with 1.33 GHz Celeron Processor
-Morex T3300 Mini-ITX Case
-Metra double DIN kit - model # 99-7504
I'll post some photos of my ride in the next few days -- and eventually I'll post tons of step-by-step pics of the progress on my carputer build.