Toyota Camry - Hi Tech CarPC
Hello! Let me introduce you the Toyota Camry CarPC install!
First of all, please excuse me for my english, maybe anything wrong will be with description.
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So let's go! :)
Originally was installed 2DIN radio of this type
This device does not suit their functional limitations and does not please the eye, so it was decided to set up the computer, which will replace the original radio. Even more - there will be new features that regular radio can only dream! :)
For the project used the following components:
As the primary monitor was used Monitor Lilliput 869GL-80NP/C/T 8 "CarPC.
This model was chosen for several reasons:
1. 8-inch screen is completely filled out 2DIN frame and there are no plastic parts visible display that will give the factory installed appearance.
2. The monitor have LED LCD, as compared with the standard radio is much higher brightness, and resolution is higher.
3. The monitor has an HDMI input. When you connect via HDMI the image is crystal clear, as from interference from the board network of the car has no chance to affect the picture.
Also been purchased 2DIN frame for Toyota Camry. Further modifications will occur to embed it into the monitor (described later).
Case for CarPC - 0601. Very easy to assemble CarPC, if the installation location is not limited to a height of the housing. Its height is 80mm, so it is quite easy and not difficult to gather such a computer. Also, ventilation is better than the very low profile housing, given that the motherboard is installed with passive cooling (see below).
Motherboard ASUS AT5IONT-I. Intel Atom D525, NVIDIA ION, 2xDDR3, USB3.0, DVI, HDMI.
This motherboard is suited best for several reasons:
1. Low power consumption.
2. It is quite enough processing power for such systems.
3. HDMI output for high-quality images.
4. Passive cooling. But one a ball-bearing cooler was installed on the case.
Also in CarPC installed 64Gb SSD drive and 4GB DDR3
Power supply M2-ITX 160W ITPS DC / DC. 160 watts is enough for everything including all the peripherals. And of course such useful features as battery discharge control, intelligent control of ACC, etc.
As for sound, was used IsoAmp USB Lite CarPC power. At this stage, the sound is certainly not required to win the competitions. Maybe later the project will reach that acoustics will be completely replaced. This amplifier is equal to the sound quality of a good brand radio. Its advantages is the size of 100h83h62mm and connection method. Such an amplifier can be installed without a problem where was original radio, its connectors can make a standard connection port as the standard car radio. In our case, it will be installed in the trunk, but more on that later.
Our Toyota Camry has regular buttons on the steering wheel, of course it's need to use these buttons for maximum benefit and convenience. For these purposes, was installed adapter of resistive buttons on the steering wheel.
Of course any car must have good radio and our Camry is no exception! From my own experience I know that many CarPC Radio's do not provide high-quality reception and listening to the radio in this case, become irritable event, so for our project was used this High Quality CarPC USB FM Tuner!
As the GPS module was selected proven GPS BU-353 USB
Also our car will record everything that happens on the road in front of him. Buy expensive and / or external recorders did not want one of those reasons that HD recording is not needed, install a separate "box" for video and did not make sense, separate registrators on the glass should be given the time, constantly pressing the buttons on their. Our registrator must silence his record and when it will be necessary to see (save for another drive) video, which can be very important. Therefore, for video camera was bought the Microsoft VX-2000. The advantage of this camera is that its "foot" is even suitable for its attachment to the windshield. With its objectives, it will be easy to handle!
For peripheral USB devices will be used USB hub DLINK DUB-H7. I believe that this is the most common USB hub amateur CarPC.
+ one more parking camera front and rear view, which must be connected to our monitor, and so that the back of the camera is turned back without a false inclusion of transmission when the handle is moved to position "D" (automatic).
Perhaps for accessories is everything!