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    Wow, well done! I love the trunk setup. That's a sweet case for the compy! BTW, what the heck is that heat sink?

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    Thanks for the feedback guys.

    * This was my first time fabbing and the dash looks far from OEM.. version 2.0 should look much cleaner.
    * No skills required! Only effort.

    HiJackZX1: Yeah, I think I will have to reinforce it along with my VGA card, because my car consistently experiences lots of horizontal G's..
    Kimota: Good idea.. I'll paint the metal brackets this weekend.
    Ra: The camera is a Philips SPC900NC - $55. I chose this because it was the cheapest CCD camera that worked on USB. Most cheap USB cameras are CMOS cameras, which are great for still pics, but horrible for motion, let alone a road moving past it at 60mph. CCD cameras can get much higher frame rates (this one is advertised as 90fps, but realistically it can do about 60 fps). Link to amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000EIIGYU
    Arrow: Thanks, the heatsink is a ThermalTake Sonic Tower that I bastardized by bending the heatpipes to make it fit in my case. I made a calculation error when sizing my case... Haha. I wasn't sure if you COULD bend heatpipes because I'm not really sure how they work, but apparently it's OK because I haven't overheated in the last 3 months and I have no CPU fan.


    Night time vid to be posted later this weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krnpimpsta View Post
    my car consistently experiences lots of horizontal G's..
    Hmmm... Why is that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RocStar View Post
    Hmmm... Why is that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by krnpimpsta View Post
    Ra: The camera is a Philips SPC900NC - $55. I chose this because it was the cheapest CCD camera that worked on USB. Most cheap USB cameras are CMOS cameras, which are great for still pics, but horrible for motion, let alone a road moving past it at 60mph. CCD cameras can get much higher frame rates (this one is advertised as 90fps, but realistically it can do about 60 fps). Link to amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000EIIGYU
    Beautiful, thanks! Yeah, I was very impressed at the vid quality compared to some of the other web cams out there. What program are you using to capture? Is it integrated into your FE?

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    Nicely Done! It's good to see more Mustangs here...
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    I really like the install! Looks very custom which is not a bad thing. My mustang looks completely OEM but it does not have the "bling" factor when you open up the trunk. All in all very clean, well thought out install.

    I had to switch to an embedded OS after repeated horizontal G forces rendered my hard disk OS useless
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    Let's see some pics of the car! I love the look of the new Mustangs. PM sent
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    Quote Originally Posted by SnyperBob View Post
    Let's see some pics of the car! I love the look of the new Mustangs. PM sent
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    (pics were taken a few months ago - at dusk - so they're a bit dark)





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    Night time vid that someone requested (this is from a while ago as well, before I properly set the focus on the camera, so it's a bit blurry..)

    This is a ridiculous camera for just $55.. the beginning of the movie starts with my headlights OFF. You can still see pretty well.



    Also, to whoever recommended I paint the brackets with textured paint: Thanks for the tip, I was too cheap to buy paint, but did a few coats of primer+black that I had lying around the house. Better for now. Maybe I'll stick some carpet to it eventually.



    (also put plastic tubing around all the exposed wires)

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