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Thread: 2006 Mazda6 (mazdarati) carpc

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    2006 Mazda6 (mazdarati) carpc

    Hello fellow Carpc enthusiasts .

    i'm here to showcase my lil carpc project.
    I drive a 2006 mazda6 , i bought used last year. I call her "mazdarati" because I was privy enough to drive a maserati once and i immediately fell in love.
    And since i cannot afford a real one, i will simply call what i own something similar.
    Plus the name is catchy.

    Specs :

    HARDWARE :

    Motherboard : GA-M61PME-S2P nForce 430 AM2+ mATX
    Processor : 2.2GHZ AMD Sempron 45w
    RAM : 2gb DDR2
    Hard- Drives : 32gb OCZ vertex SSD and a 500gb Western Digital laptop hdd
    Power Supply : DSATX 220w with brainstem
    Optical view port to other dimension : Lilliput 629 7" VGA Touchscreen 629GL-70NP
    wifi: D-Link PCI Wireless adapter
    EVDO : Verizon MiFi
    GPS : BU-353 Weather-proof GPS Receiver
    ODB-II : OBDLink CI Scan Tool
    cheap webcam
    powered 7port usb hub
    3dconnexion "mouse"
    joycon carpc
    "rugged" cigarette usb "extension"

    SOFTWARE:

    OS : windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
    Front-ends : Centrafuse 3.1 and winamp (skinned)
    Garmin Mobile PC.
    Scan Tool ODB software
    DashCommand OBD-II Software wth nissan GTR skin
    google chrome
    skype
    google talks.


    For audio i am using my factory radio. i modified the CD-changer input by attaching a 3.5mm jack.
    I added a 760w Pioneer amp in the trunk. It powers a Punch 3 Rockford fosgate sub that I have down to 2ohms.

    Last week I picked up my fiberglassed LCD housing from a friend. That "completed" my project; or at least brought it to version 1.0 lol

    i will post pix, and if you have any comments or questions, i'll be more than happy to answer them.

    This is how the car looked like wen i got it. I took this pic from a quick google search..

    By trinybwoy at 2010-03-14

    Testing of the screen :

    By trinybwoy, shot with BlackBerry 8900 at 2010-03-07

    More testing :

    By trinybwoy, shot with BlackBerry 8900 at 2010-03-07

    earlier stages of the fiberglass process :

    By trinybwoy at 2010-03-07

    and another shot...

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    white...

    By trinybwoy, shot with BlackBerry 8530 at 2010-03-07

    in the car fine tuning :

    By trinybwoy, shot with BlackBerry 8530 at 2010-03-07

    makeshift screen housing and installing of 3.5mm audio input for factory radio

    By trinybwoy, shot with BlackBerry 8900 at 2010-03-07

    carpc, with DASTX attached to the side.

    By trinybwoy, shot with BlackBerry 8900 at 2010-03-07

    back of pc:

    By trinybwoy, shot with BlackBerry 8900 at 2010-03-07

    ignition controlled relay that controls the LCD . the lilliput draws it power from the dsatx

    By trinybwoy, shot with BlackBerry 8900 at 2010-03-07

    Putting some polyfill into the sub box.

    By trinybwoy, shot with BlackBerry 8900 at 2010-03-07

    finished fiberglass lcd housing :

    By trinybwoy, shot with BlackBerry 8900 at 2010-03-14

    angle 2:

    By trinybwoy, shot with BlackBerry 8900 at 2010-03-14

    angle 3:

    By trinybwoy, shot with BlackBerry 8900 at 2010-03-14


    and finally in the car...

    By trinybwoy, shot with BlackBerry 8900 at 2010-03-14

    another shot..

    By trinybwoy, shot with BlackBerry 8900 at 2010-03-14

    and another...

    By trinybwoy, shot with BlackBerry 8900 at 2010-03-14

    Garmin mobile pc:

    By trinybwoy, shot with BlackBerry 8900 at 2010-03-14

    shot @ night:

    By trinybwoy, shot with BlackBerry 8900 at 2010-03-14

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    I like it looks good

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    thank you.

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    Really nice molding! I need to learn how to do that. Good work.
    Andrew

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    i need to modify the molding.
    i need to put a brim on it like a hat. to stop the sun hitting the screen i cant see annnnything with this summer sun lol
    the molding was made in the winter , and sun wasnt an issue then lol

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    Trinybwoy,

    Would you mind telling me how you used winamp and centrafuse together? I have a problem with my library being so slow as well as taking forever to get to a song in the W's. haha. Would you mind me using your idea of winamp and also telling me how you did it? if you dont want to thats fine, but it would help me alot! haha Thanks bud

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    Hey Krillik,


    I dont use winamp and Centrafuse simultaneously.
    I used to use centrafuse as my primary FE. but it wasnt fast enough for me. it took about 25mins to load all my music into on playlist.
    So i jumped over to winamp. Winamp's playlist can handle quite a large number of songs once loaded. (i have about 67k in my library) [winamp loads that many songs in about 2mins]
    to make winamp a little carpc friendly, i use a skin called komodo, you can google it easily.
    the skin itself isnt exactly carpc functional beacuse of the smal buttons, but it looks good :-)

    If im lending the car to someone i fire up centrafuse and let them use that.

    not sure if that answered ur question...

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    yes it did acutally, I appreciate it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by krillik View Post
    yes it did acutally, I appreciate it!
    no problem

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    Thumbs up

    I want one!!! wanna build me one too? haha

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