2004.5 Kia Spectra EX - CarPC / GPS / Sirius / TouchScreen - DONE!
I was posting this in the worklog section, but wanted to show it off in it's "completed" state. My other thread was getting a bit messy, and I wanted the "done" shots in one spot, in a clean thread. I've also cut a few pictures from the original worklog, to keep things even cleaner.
Here is my worklog:
- GPS (iGuidance)
- Sirius (SIR-ALP1 USB Interface from MitchJS)
- "Xenarc" 700TSV from Armen/DigitalWW
- VIA EPIA Mini-ITX M10000-II
- JVC KDSH-99 Head Unit (Can't convince myself to go head unit-less)
- M2-ATX DC-to-DC Power Supply and Shut Down Controller
- Zippy EL-610 Keyboard
- Microsoft Wireless Laptop Mouse
- 100 GB High Shock Tolerance Fujitsu 2.5" Hard Drive
- 1 GB Mushkin RAM
- Ikea Karbo Key Cabinet as casing for computer
You can see above ^^^ the one part I'm not thrilled about. I want to re-do the box holding the relocated head unit in the center console. A few things are bugging me on it, I don't like the "lines" how it all came together. I basically want it to be nicer/sleeker. I also failed to cover up some of the screw holes from a previous-attempt at mounting using a metal mounting bracket (the screw holes are barely visible in the pics). I will work on this as part of repairing/replacing this whole section. This is not an ASAP, and for now I'm still calling this "done". :D
This is the one part that isn't done yet. I'm planning to build some sort of cover for the GPS receiver and WiFi module. I haven't totally decided on the wire routing, and that's a critical piece of building a cover. For now, I throw a towel over this stuff to minimize it's appearance.
This is inside one the center armrest/console. It's a USB hub. There is another hub hidden under the console. All hubs are powered by the M2-ATX 5v rail. While I'm mentioning it, the screen and Sirius are powered from the M2-ATX 12v rail. I'll be working up and posting a wire map (mine was pencil/paper, so I'll draw something computerized up to post here in a few days).
Zippy EL-610 Electroluminescent Keyboard.
Some trunk shots:
I'm building a "top" for this wooden sled. I want the top on it so that the system is protected from toolboxes that I usually carry. I may change this all around yet, I'm unsure. For now it's working fine.
This is to mininmize the appearance of the screen. (Mostly used when parking at night.) It's a magnetic cover made from a material I found at the store, and sticks to magnets that I glued behind the dash piece. There are magnets folded into the material. This one is crooked, and I will be making a better cover, but for now it's functional.