Let's start with our 2DIN Frame! Need to turn monitor and frame together. It should have factory view and securely attached the monitor with the frame.
The display was dismantled to check and see how the frame of monitor will be attached to the 2 DIN frame.
As you can see on the photo, the bottom of the frame of the monitor slightly protruding. There's no turning back, so I cut down a piece of framework. 7 "monitor would fit perfectly here, but we do not need a visible black plastic frame inside 2DIN. So 8" just fits into the size 2DIN.
In consequence of that the lower part of the monitor was successfully removed!
The process of bonding the monitor and frame not photographed. The main tool was the soldering iron. Once the monitor body was fitted under the frame size were cut 90 degree corners of the unnecessary plastic PSU, which served as fasteners. In the picture below you can these corners on edges of the monitor. Total has gone 10 pcs. Technology is that it is necessary to mix the composition of plastic as possible in the plane and most important it does not overheat, so that the solder will be coming on the front side. In general... a one plane of the corner fit to other plane of monitor. The compound looks very strong. I tried to pull it off and it was without success!
Next was installed and fixed matrix with touch panel. Monitor was fully assembled. The monitor is now factory for the Toyota Camry!
First powering the monitor after the assembly was with success! (connected to laptop).
It's time to assamble CarPC. As the platform was chosen motherboard ASUS AT5IONT-I. The process of assembling is not difficult. Must connect cords from the case power supply for USB hub and do not forget to check how you to set up the jumpers in the M2-ITX box that it worked correctly.
Connecting CarPC to our monitor to check their joint performance. In the photo has already CarPC off, but believe me it works.
Well, it's time to go to my garage and try to install it all. Of course you first need to disassemble everything, but first of all you need to reading the instructions about how to disassemble, because you may accidentally break something ...
First you need to get rid of the clutter and wiring, which left a tape recorder. It was the module navigation, TV tuner, a bunch of irregularly wound wires, some switches installed for two parking camera to interact with a tape recorder, etc.
There had to be:
1. find contacts that are responsible for the control buttons on the steering wheel
2. connecting a resistive adapter of buttons
3. connect the radio and do not forget to use an active antenna power
4. install GPS module
5. install all the USB cables
6. HDMI Monitor cable
7. connect the parking cameras
8. instal and conduct here USB camera for video registration
9. install a USB hub number 1 for the daily use of USB devices
10. install a USB hub number 2 to connect many peripheral devices
11. connect ACC to the computer to turn on/off computer by the key.
12. out wires from the speakers
and so, perhaps something forgot already ...
Now you can try monitor and the climate control module, which are twisted together, for installation in car. Monitor and climate perfectly joined together, there is no backlash.
After the above described actions, it is time to do the wiring. In this case, it is very important to properly connect the wires and place them, as there are many problems associated with it, for example, fall off a USB device, there are interferences in the sound or image, etc. It is important to use the correct cables and accessories!
Gradually, everything was plugged and all wires was out to the next step of installation.
After such work it was decided to change the view and move to the trunk in order to mount the CarPC. No complicated manipulation of the drill the system unit has been placed very quickly.
P.S. Please do not wathc on the CD-changer in right corner, still not removed.
Then we return to our wires, which should go to the trunk. The wires will go at the left door. All wiring is placed and tightened with clamps to a standard wiring, with a minimum of "twisting".
Next, the wires on the left side of the fall in the trunk.
At this stage, it was necessary to check all the devices located in the front, whether they work. Since the CarPC is not connected for this purpose was used laptop.
All devices have been tested and is now safe to connect CarPC.
It's time to mount a USB hub. It was decided to install it on a shelf above the closing ashtray.
On the back of the shelf was made a hole for the wires, a USB was mounted inside box on the picture below.
Next, was installed the CarPC amplifier. To avoid problems with the sound, it was decided to put it near the computer. This amplifier has a control via USB, making it ideal for quick and quality settings.
When everything is plugged in and checked again can try to turn the whole system. It works!
Also was installed front parking camera. It connects to a video input 869 of the monitor.
The rear view camera is also connected to the monitor. In order to avoid false inclusion worked the camera when moving the handle in the automatic transmission "Drive" was set a timer, which sets the threshold of 1 second. Thus when you move the knob to position "D" Camera not included. If you include the "R" camera starts to work in one second.
This picture is clearly shows how much quality and ergonomic fit the CarPC in this car.
The buttons on the steering wheel work properly with Centrafuse.
Video recording camera installed behind the mirror back, its almost not visible from the driver's seat. The camera does not interfere with visibility.
The camera records video overlay cyclically information GPS: speed, direction, location, date and time. At any time you can press one button on the screen and the last 20 minutes (or as given) will be written to the hard drive without further rewriting.
For convenience, when the vehicle is not in motion, you can use with CarPC wireless mouse.
In my opinion the project of Toyota Camry High Tech CarPC is pretty interesting, unique ideas were applied and used the interesting parts.
I will be glad to answer any questions!
If you are speak russian you may visit russian version of this project!