And now...with Nexson Creations fabrication work done on my console, I finally got around to doing this with a Xenarc 10.2inch screen and a new bolted in backplate ITX case:
If I do this again, someone remind me to opt for jumping on the 3rd rail of a subway track instead. This is nice, far easier to see/read/use, but for the headaches and sheer destruction necessary to my car's center section to get everything in there, I don't think it's worth it.
restraint system relocated,
most of the cage had to be dremelled/cut out,
Cut down the overlap of plastic from the vents,
and the main console dremmelling/cut out needed for the monitor to fit to start with,
then get the backplate bolted with no means to hold the parts in place as there is no room to do so.
Looks great. Do you think you could wire up the top controls via FusionBrain and run them on screen? This makes me want to redo mine with a bigger screen (I was thinking of running wireless off a slate pc). The bottom controls would be more of a challenge to move onscreen if someone wanted to replace the whole section.
I know at least one person has done this (arduino instead though), as in controlling the HVAC and such via it. I contemplated it, as well as just relocating everything to custom made overhead like this guy(5thStang):
Originally Posted by Hessian
But, I wanted to finally get this done, so I opted to just move the buttons to the glove-box for the moment. I think I'll just be shipping my center vent to Nexson soon to have inserts to mimic how the old console was, just centered between the vents. Still look near as factory as possible, no relocating wiring harnesses(as in cutting/re-soldering), and have everything still accessible in the same manner as it was stock.
I reaaaaally wanted it wide-screen as well. Vertical mounting with many that I've seen give less viewable width that I've seen. Nice to have things stacked program wise, but I wanted more true viewing space so actually not have to squint when trying to do anything outside of RR for setup, maintenance, or just fun when parked. Native 1024x768 on this Xenarc is nice. Of course for $600+ at the time, it better be. Only thing that annoyed me was no HDMI on that brick of a connection box.