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Thread: My carputer project: Solaslim

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    My carputer project: Solaslim

    Car:
    Car: 2000 Toyota Solara SE
    Engine: V6 200Hp


    Car Stereo:
    HU: Kenwood MP3/CD player
    MTX crossover
    6.5 Infinity Kappy seperate with tweeter up front.
    6x9 MQ Quart back
    2 6-channel Aura amplifiers.
    3 10-inches Bazooka subwoofers in Q-Logic enclosure.

    Computer:
    Carputer: Solaslim
    Case: glove box for case.
    Power: Mini-box PW-60 DC-DC (modified to 120 watts)
    Storage: 30 gig
    Sound: onboard --> FM modulator --> amplifiers --> speakers.
    Motherboard: EPIA 800Mhz
    Memory: 256 MB PC-133
    Videocard: onboard
    Display: 7 inches LCD monitor
    Extras: Gyration wireless keyboard & 3D mouse, custom power+reset button+LED lights,

    window XP professional, wireless network and 2000+ songs.

    Coming soon: In-dash DVD player, GPS and repaint the monitor. Maybe relocate the PC to

    custom case and place under passenger seat.

    A quick glance inside:


    Control 1


    Monitor with WinXP


    Monitor (cont.)


    Monitor (cont)


    PC


    PC2


    PC @ night


    Carputer @ night


    Thai

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    Pretty sweet install. Gotta love the good slick looking installations. Great JOB. Three thumbs up!!

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    nice install, I was thinking about doing the same thing but I don't know if I'll have enough room in my glove box. What did you use to mount everything in there?
    EPIA 800, DWW-7VGA LCD w/Touchscreen, 256mb ram, dvd rom, ati radeon 7000 video card, 80 gb 3.5" hard drive.

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    How did you get the laptop to startup when the car turns on?

    -Andrew

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    Very nicely done. Very clean. I assume that blue thing standing up in the coin holder is the antenna for your keyboard?
    Stereo:Alpine IVA-D900 Head Unit | Alpine PXA-H510 DSP | Boston Pro Component Speakers Upfront | Boston Rally Rear Speakers | 2 Polk 10" Subs in the Trunk | Phoenix Gold Ti900.7 Amp

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    how about a pic of those subs

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    man i wish i could fit a computer in my glove box...i can't even fit a single cd in there...i mean there isn't really a reason i have a glove box...

    enough whinning....nice job dude.
    "The Great Boob"

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    Hi guys,

    Thanks for stopping by. I've been away for a while, sorry I couldn't response to any of your comments.

    osirisdon, Thanks.

    bjm2020, I drilled the mobo directly to the glove box with some wood in the middle and run all the wires on the opening hole on top of it.


    adurstew,
    I don't set my computer to turn on with my inigition. I only use the computer at night or when I need the map (GPS). The main stereo system is from my Kenwood mp3 cd player. To turn the computer on, I hit the "RED" button on my customized controlled (as you see in the picture). Since I'm using winXP, I set the button to turn the computer into hibernating.
    Hit once, it will be hibernate and turn off everything.
    Hit again, it will come back up with everything I left before.

    Btw, it's not a laptop. I just use the laptop's cdrom with a laptop to IDE device kit.

    Skippman, yes, that blue antenna is for the wireless keyboard & mouse. I took it off the original case and customized there with my other buttons.

    -B-e-N-, here we go, nothing's big, but I'm thinking of change my stereo system soon.
    The subs when I was installing the system months ago.

    Behind the back seat:


    TheGreatBoob, thanks.
    _________________________________
    Thai

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    nice what is that tube cylinder thing next to your X over

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    that would be a 1 Farad Capacitor I believe
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    It will be done sometime in the next generation.
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