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    MX-6 In-Dash Carputer

    Project Name: MX-6 In-Dash Carputer
    Car: 1990 Mazda MX-6
    Engine: 4 Cylinder 2.2L Manual

    No Car Picture, my car hasnt been washed in about 6 months, I will buying another MX6 in the near future to move my carputer to, I want a GT.

    Current System :

    Basic Stereo Information:
    4 x pioneer 6" 200 watt 3way's
    2 x 12" generic wallmart Subs

    Carputer: Via Epia-M Mini-ITX Nehemiah (1GHz)
    Memory: 256megs PC2100 DDR
    Case: Home made from plexiglass
    Power: Opus Solutions 150 watt DC-DC
    Storage: 40 gig IBM TravelStar Laptop Harddrive
    Sound: PCI Sound Blaster Live 5.1 MP3
    IR receiver: Serial IR2PC module w/ old panasonic remote
    Buttons: Hacked keyboard controller card wired to 16 mini momentary buttons
    Display: HD44780 Character LCD (24x2)
    OS: Windows 98 Lite (micro option install)
    MP3 Software: Winamp Lite Version 2.91 with: gen_lcd, album list, & resumer plugins
    IR Software: Girder
    Storage inclosure: DN-Boy 2.5" removable inclosure

    Planned Future Features :
    Widescreen VGA Touch LCD & touchpad
    GPS Navigation
    Panasonic DVD,CD,CD-R Slim, Slot loading Drive
    Emulators and Roms

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    Character LCD

    Most of the box made from plexi glass

    some of the plexi glass I used

    PSU

    remote
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    that's pretty kick ***. I dont car for the clear box.... but i bet it took a lot of time and effort. Good job!
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    What are you using to hold your box together? It looks like glue...if so what kind? Details would be great!
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    wow

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    man that's a lot of push button switch
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    nice install, but that has steal me written all over it
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    I dont think anyone would wanna steal that. Most people dont know what the hell it is. It doesnt look anything close to a stereo.
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    The Case is held together with glue, its called "E 6000" it says industrial strength glue on the tube and works on almost any kind of surface. It does hold very well.

    I dont like the appearance of it, its all smudged and stuff, that plexi is 2mm thick, I am currently working on a new case that is tented and its 4mm thick and i will be using 2 - brass wood screws that i got from a local hardware store. VERY TINY. I have found the best way to drill down into the edge of plexi is with a drill press and a 90 degree angle stand to clamp the plexi to, I will have some new pics once i get it all done.

    There are a lot of buttons on mine hehehe
    All the stuff I can do on the IR remote i can do with the buttons.

    Functions: volume up, mute, volume down, play, pause, stop, repeat, shuffle, prev track, next track, prev album, next album, prev album by dif artist, next album by dif artist.

    I have found that LCD's rock. Even in direct sun light i can read it clearly, the green on the screen appears to be a diferent darker color in direct sunlight, but the words are easily read.
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    ok for any of you attempting to make a case that is fastened together with very tiny screws and is not all that thick of plexi glass, I know your probably getting angry with the selection locally, let me just tell your right now stop looking its a waste of time. The smallest I was able to find was non metric size 2 wood screw, this thing fell apart and ripped to peaces, what a waste of time, and i wasted so much plexi glass. Use glue or special order tiny screws on the net. and if you get really tiny screws you may end up needing smaller drill bits than you have, you can prolly find these locally not sure, also dont try to make the threads for tiny screws by just screwing in the tiny screw, it will twist off, strip out the head or threads, instead get a very tiny tap and die set. I am going to be trying to make a new case soon here, it will be very very small because of the limits on how wide my case can be (very small) I will post how its going and some end results when i get it done. oh and the best way i have found to cut plexi glass is with a ban saw on slow speed, and just keep pushing the plexi through at a constant speed. dont slow down or speed up.
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    Im impressed with the intricate work

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