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    touchscreen steering wheel Carputer.

    ALL DONE. CHECK PAGE 2 and 3 for video and pics

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    Some ask "why the hell would you put a screen in your steering wheel"?
    well., the rsx type s is lucky enough to be supported by HONDAta.COM 'S KPRO ecu which lets u not only tune every possible angle of your car but also view every single possible information when the vehicle is operating ex(a/f ratio, gear,ait, knock sensor...list goes on) i knew i was going turbo so im def going to need this but i didnt want to have a laptop in the car at all times. so i decided on a touch screen carputer. now with turbo im def going to need guages in the car (boost,oil,fuel pressure). now i hate gauges that are on the driver pillar and i hate even more guages drilled onto dashboards( ruins the flow of the car interior wise). so this brought about a problem, if the gauges couldn't go in either of those two locations then where? the only suitable place was the stock radio location. so with that decided where was the touch screen going to go..... after sitting in the car looking around for an hour., i decided this is crazy but the only free space i see in here is the steering wheel. then the question arises well what about your airbag? i had already purchase this awsome after market nardi steering wheel i had seen on a show car rsx, the wheel felt 100% better than stock so i had to get it. so i was always going to lose my driver's airbag. some would say well what about putting the screen below the radio around the cup holder then your gauges can go where the radio was and the screen by the cupholders(infront of the shifter in the rsx).. well i ruled that out because i drink ALOT of fluids and i need that, i use it alot. not only that but it would be easier to see kpro readings if the screen was in direct line of sight. so after about 3 hours in the car, steering wheel it was... from the onset the purpose of this was never for show or for rice factor. the purpose was always to monitor the end results of my performance needs and mods. i only decided to add music/video/ and entertainment as a result of seeing Liquid smokes' amazing road runner theme. so after 3 months of on and off working on it and collecting parts. i present my surprisingly well turned out gauges and touchscreen steering wheel carputer




    parts;
    pico 10000g
    1 gig ram
    2008 mp3car transreflective
    353 gps receiver
    Power acoustik DG-7Q 7 band equilizer
    krpo ecu (to manage and program rsx type s ecu, see my stats)
    NRG- quick release.
    the sexiest aftermarket steering wheel i could find.
    stock bose AMP and speakers






    see you guys soon.
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    10/27/08 update... GO FIGHTEN PHILLS BABY! computer in


    i really want to thank Liquid smoke for his lsx void 3 skin. matched my type s color scheme down to a T. thanks brah

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    That board is tiny, does it support hibernation? How does it perform while playing movies?

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    does not support hibernation. plays movies flawlessly though.

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    That's a deal killer. How fast does it boot?

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    28 seconds boot up, 5 seconds shutdown. tinyxp

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    Screw the motherboard - I hope you're slappin that GT35R in the RSX!


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    Quote Originally Posted by RyanB95 View Post
    Screw the motherboard - I hope you're slappin that GT35R in the RSX!


    Woooooooooooooo!!!!!
    lol gt35r will b in december. when i have the funds to have the bottom end built.

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    Why?

    Why would you put the screen in the wheel? I could understand with an older pre-air bag car, but...
    nevermind, it's your own demise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by monkeyracer View Post
    Why?

    Why would you put the screen in the wheel? I could understand with an older pre-air bag car, but...
    nevermind, it's your own demise.
    Yep, I agree. I love the idea of a keyboard there, and maybe even of a touchpad there, but -- even more -- I love the idea of surviving a collision. I don't want to give up that airbag. In this configuration, you might consider wearing a harness, instead of a seatbelt.
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    Another concern is how is he going to get all those wires to work through a slip ring. I'm having enough just adding an extra 4.

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