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    Very Cool! I like the setup, not my style but gotta give some props for good work when I see it. Wiring that lilli must have been a nightmare, lol. Nice engineering skills, I am surprised to find a non conductive mount for your PCB's. Sometimes components get unstable when they are not properly grounded/bonded to each other, especially power supply to motherboard. Love the PICO choice, I built a PICO setup for a client, really awesome board. It's misleading as it is actually quite fast for its size. Had no problems running RR, GPS, VIS, VIDS, ETC with it.

    Personally I could care less if I had an airbag either, chances are if you hit something hard enough to pop the airbag you already are in to deep for an airbag to help much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blk02si View Post
    Very Cool! I like the setup, not my style but gotta give some props for good work when I see it. Wiring that lilli must have been a nightmare, lol. Nice engineering skills, I am surprised to find a non conductive mount for your PCB's. Sometimes components get unstable when they are not properly grounded/bonded to each other, especially power supply to motherboard. Love the PICO choice, I built a PICO setup for a client, really awesome board. It's misleading as it is actually quite fast for its size. Had no problems running RR, GPS, VIS, VIDS, ETC with it.

    Personally I could care less if I had an airbag either, chances are if you hit something hard enough to pop the airbag you already are in to deep for an airbag to help much.
    My friend hit a curb sideways with his Lexus GS (not going that fast either and it was mountain road in a snowstorm) and the airbags went off. I guess the new ones are more sensative. It reminds me of the video with the old lady hitting the guys convertable because he is honking and the airbag goes off!

    I still wouldnt replace the airbag, but not my car... Anyways, aren't you going to mold the screen more into the steering wheel? It looks like the regular airbag cover seams are still very visible, or is this just an image artifact?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2k1Toaster View Post
    My friend hit a curb sideways with his Lexus GS (not going that fast either and it was mountain road in a snowstorm) and the airbags went off. I guess the new ones are more sensative. It reminds me of the video with the old lady hitting the guys convertable because he is honking and the airbag goes off!

    I still wouldnt replace the airbag, but not my car... Anyways, aren't you going to mold the screen more into the steering wheel? It looks like the regular airbag cover seams are still very visible, or is this just an image artifact?
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    This has got to be one of the most innovative set-ups i've ever seen. Congratulations on an awesome job. can you post a pic of the wiring to the steering wheel?

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    I Think I Too Would Swap An Airbag For That Screen
    Great Idea
    Although, I Reckon Something Like That Would Work Better On A Car Such As A Citroen C4 Because The Middle Of The Wheel Doesn't Turn, Only The Rim Does

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    video was pretty long man, i watched less then half of it. it took an awful long time to boot... but otherwise it looks pretty cool. the screen on the wheel seems a bit distracting, and inconvenient at times... looka like you did a good job though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by midnightrat03 View Post
    This has got to be one of the most innovative set-ups i've ever seen. Congratulations on an awesome job. can you post a pic of the wiring to the steering wheel?
    Awhile ago I saw this show on Discovery about an X5 pimped for Alpine, and the first thing that got my attention was the steering wheel:
    http://www.caraudiomag.com/v_feature.../photo_09.html

    They should've built a car-pc, but then again, Alpine isn't (yet?) about
    car-pcs.

    Anyway, congratulations for your install!
    I would now go further and mold that screen into the wheel! Maybe cover the fiberglass with leather to look like a real steering-wheel.

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    Must say I love the idea of the screen in the wheel, even if I'd never do it myself. What I really love seeing even more is the massive turbo on the bench, and it's hilarious how it absolutely dwarfs the motherboard.

    Now that I've gone and said all that, N/A all the way

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    Quote Originally Posted by skusa93 View Post
    Must say I love the idea of the screen in the wheel, even if I'd never do it myself. What I really love seeing even more is the massive turbo on the bench, and it's hilarious how it absolutely dwarfs the motherboard.

    Now that I've gone and said all that, N/A all the way
    lol nothing against n/a here. thanks for da comments
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    Quote Originally Posted by blk02si View Post
    Very Cool! I like the setup, not my style but gotta give some props for good work when I see it. Wiring that lilli must have been a nightmare, lol. Nice engineering skills, I am surprised to find a non conductive mount for your PCB's. Sometimes components get unstable when they are not properly grounded/bonded to each other, especially power supply to motherboard. Love the PICO choice, I built a PICO setup for a client, really awesome board. It's misleading as it is actually quite fast for its size. Had no problems running RR, GPS, VIS, VIDS, ETC with it.

    Personally I could care less if I had an airbag either, chances are if you hit something hard enough to pop the airbag you already are in to deep for an airbag to help much.
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