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Thread: My 350z Carputer Install

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    My 350z Carputer Install

    List Of Equipment:


    ATOM 330 1.6GHz Dual Core
    Intel GMA 950
    Audio Realtek ALC662 High Definition audio codec + Composite/RCA Line Outputs
    6x USB 2.0
    Samsung 32gb SSD HDD (Really speeds things up)
    Lilliput 629GL-70NP/C/T ( i originally intended to use a mimo nanovision UM-740 but it added about 1 minute to the boot time and also lost its touch screen after a hibernation)
    Also i have gotten to monitor to auto come on once a feed is sent to it

    My Car:

    This car was made to have a computer in it. Everything is just so easy when it came to installing. All the cables ran down the side and the middle of the car. All hidden and out of sight. I decided to mount the pc in the boot as its got plenty of ventilation and is out the way




    My Plan:
    This shows my Mimo usb monitor which would of been real easy to install as it needs just usb to power it.....But for anyone that is looking into one of these be warned as it really really slows down the computer. My boot time with installed was 1:30 my boot time with my lilliput is 0:25......Go figure....


    The Install:



    This is where i got the power from. Its a kenwood amp which i have hidden away under my glove box behind the passenger seat. Cables run from there through the cars side panels into the boot/trunk.


    The case was to big to fit inside the nissan cubby so i had to shave off about 2 cm. Which gave me a nice tight fit



    All it needed was tie wraps just to give it that extra bit of support. Although it was a real tight fit but always best be cautious


    A Video of it up and running:

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    how much was the computer by itself? do u just give it 12 volts and put it in a well venitllated area? was the screen expensize? was there anything special you had to do by having this computer in your car, or was it self explanatory?

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    nicely done, one questions tho, why do you not have it load into centrafuse directly on boot or resume?

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    The computer was about $280. It has a direct feed from the battery which is 12v. My boot is well ventilated and ideal for the pc. The screen cost me 180 which is roughly $250. Wasnt anything special i had to do, just hooked all the wires up and linked it into my head unit for sound output.

    The computer does boot into centrafuse but in the video i had been previously been messing around with it and centrafuse wasnt running when it went into hibernation.

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    great set up I like where you placed the computer instead of the small glove box behind the passenger seat.

    How did you shave off 20 cm of the monitor case?

    again nice work

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    Very nice.
    I have the same Mo-Co-So Atom setup and I wanted to warn you about the USB dongle on the main board that the WiFi and Bluetooth plug into. Mine has come loose on me before and had to use RTV to secure it in place.
    Brian-

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    Hi Nurrish, nice wheels you got there, and with a pc, better.
    Im starting my own Carpc project, but im stoped in the TFT, they are so much expensive. You talk about the Nanovions 740 monitor, you try it? he works like a primary Monitor? or you have pluged 2 monitors and Nanovison is for aditional?
    regards from Portugal
    Dino_Audi_A6
    Location: Porto, Portugal
    Car: Audi A6 Avant 1.9Tdi
    CarPc: 80%
    Software: 80%

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    Quote Originally Posted by dino_Audi_A6 View Post
    You talk about the Nanovions 740 monitor, you try it? he works like a primary Monitor? or you have pluged 2 monitors and Nanovison is for aditional?
    regards from Portugal
    I have one in my RX8 - yup, works as a primary monitor, no need for any other monitors to be connected!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dino_Audi_A6 View Post
    HYou talk about the Nanovions 740 monitor, you try it? he works like a primary Monitor? or you have pluged 2 monitors and Nanovison is for aditional?
    regards from Portugal
    The Nanovision monitors will work as a primary once the drivers are installed. You won't see any BIOS or POST information during the boot-up, though, since the drivers are loaded with the OS. Apart from that, it should work just fine.

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    thanks
    now I will start my own carpc

    Obrigado
    Dino_Audi_A6
    Location: Porto, Portugal
    Car: Audi A6 Avant 1.9Tdi
    CarPc: 80%
    Software: 80%

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