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    2005 Mazda RX8- Nothing like you've ever seen - Multi LCD

    Well I've been working on this project for a long time. I think i'm finally finished with it. took me around 6 months. with a TON of fabrications. before that. I had never fabricated a thing before. So, I read up alot on mp3car how people did it. I knew what I wanted to do. just.. not how to do it.

    The only problem I had to deal with is all the glowing the inside does at night and people stairing in.. asking me.. hey, what type of system is that.. lol


    first I started with the center dash carputer, running roadrunner and a heavily modified freedom ultimate skin.



    this center dash peice folds down when needed.





    the carpc has Horm activated so it take about 10 seconds to boot up. using a laptop I removed the battery. so It's a clean bootup every time. Unfortunatly. since that is the case. it thinks that it's been online since the snapshot. hense my runtime being 300 hours


    well anyways, back to fabrication..
    I then decided to modify a pillar pod with an LCD. and air/fuel/voltage combo gauge and boost gauge.



    when the music is off, it displays system stats.



    when the music is on it display winamp stats.
    and when I click on winamp visualization. it puts a nice little equalizer at the bottom of the lcd which looks sick at night.



    .. a few weeks later.. I felt the urge to make somthing else..

    so I decided to fabricate a reverse cam into my top tray..



    of course It had to be hidable..



    and my phone to stream internet radio or google earth. or anything else for that matter..



    I think it's finished..





    Yes, the carbra is coming off this summer before anyone tells me.. lol



    tell me what you think. or if you have any more ideas

    -Marc

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    Very clean, love the flip down monitor up top, think I'll go that route as well, I can clip my Oakleys to the visor

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    wow thats an ugly front bra

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    i like the little LCD char screen, i wanna do something simular.. if you could help me out with what i might need :-D!!!!!!!

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    stealth is nice
    do you move the screen by hand, or automatic?

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    Sweet car. What's the thing above your main LCD?

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    Agree

    My suggestion would also be to get rid of the bra. Dont women always look better without a bra???

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    ^this man speaks truth.

    i don't care for the small LCD on the left - it looks rather cheap compared to the gorgeous center install.

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    Hey mate, what is the small LCD on the A-pillar?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MitchellO View Post
    Hey mate, what is the small LCD on the A-pillar?
    It's a 4x20 character lcd HD44780
    It's hooked up to the parellel port on the laptop in my trunk that shows system stats.
    I cut open one of the pods taped up the lcd screen, then fabricated it into the pod then textured and painted the whole thing.

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