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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2006

    Scion xB 1stGen

    xB Car PC
    Here is the progress of the CarPC for the xB.

    Parts List:

    M.B.- MSI Fuzzy 690T
    Processor - AMD Athlon 64 X2 5050e Brisbane 2.6GHz
    - 4GB OCZ DDR2 SO-DIMM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
    H.D. - 160GB 2.5" Hitachi SATA
    Sound Card - Creative USB Sound Blaster Audigy 2 NX
    Power Supply - M2-ATX 160W Intelligent DC-DC PSU
    GPS - GlobalSat BU-353 USB GPS Reciever
    Monitor - Lillput 2008 7'' Transflective LED Backlit Sunlight Readable Touchscreen Monitor
    NIC Card - Trendnet 802.11g Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter
    Case - Black Winsis Mini-ITX
    DVD Drive - SAMSUNG Slot-Load Slim External DVD Writer
    OS - Windows XP
    Front End - Streetdeck2
    HDRadio - HDZoom Visteon
    Bluetooth Adapter - Cirago BTA-3210 USB 2.0 Micro Bluetooth

    Car Audio
    Amp - Elemental Design Nine.4
    Fuse - 200A Tsunami
    Distribution Blocks - Tsunami
    Wiring - Elemental Design 4gauge

    Some pictures of the progress.

    Tsunami Components

    Some of the Elemental Designs Wiring

    Nine.4 Amp

    Test "vehicle"

    Testing the original setup I had used in the vehicle

    Sound Card, hooked up to the AMP

    GPS receiver chilling on the vice

    USB Wireless card....WORKS AWESOME!!

    Grand scheme of things

    Time to clean up the wiring

    Wiring cleaned up!

    Time to put it into the Case

    Testing everything with the case buttoned up!!

    Have since change this setup out in favor of the Winsys Case, MSI Motherboard, AMD X2 45W processor, and 4GB memory

    Testing the system out on one of my favorite sites!!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2006

    Rewired All Speakers

    Test Fitting CarPc Under Seat

    Amp Wiring Cleaned up and routed

    Power Distribution Block Mounted

    and wired

    Fuse Mounted

    and wired

    Test Fitting Amp

    Jack and Jack Mount Removed

    Pc Wiring Cleaned up

    Some more updates....

    Switches Mounted

    Space between bottom 2 switches will have a led between them, for the pc

    Amp and Crossovers Wired, tomorrow will get it organized, and tidy

    Negative distribution block mounted and wired

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2006

    Carpet matches PERFECT!!!

    I cut the bottom of the touchscreen housing off to remote mount the buttons

    Early stages of molding in the screen, and so far coming out REALLY GOOD

    As you can see in the pictures cut the bottom off the screen that houses the buttons, then cut a notch in piece on the bezel to mount the buttons roughly perpendicular to the screen!

  4. #4
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    Oct 2006
    Finished Product

  5. #5
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    Jul 2009
    Very nice.

  6. #6
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    Jun 2010
    How long have you been working on this?

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    Jan 2008
    on the border of northern IL/IN
    nice job!!

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Quote Originally Posted by Tilley View Post
    How long have you been working on this?
    Have had a carPC in the xB now for the better part of 2 years, the current setup I have now I am really happy with,...right now though I am playing with new front ends particularly Road Runner/Ride Runner. Streetdeck has served its purpose but it seems development of any kind for it has pretty much vanished

    The total build/installation time was roughly month and a half

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Couple more

    USB ports I added...the one on the left currently has the Bluetooth adapter in it

    With RR and the DFX4.0 skin

    and with StreetDeck 2

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