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    Prelude Carputer

    Finally 99.999% completion

    Car: Honda Prelude 1998



    just washed!!



    Computer system

    Window XP Pro
    In-win L545 case
    Celeron 1.7Gz
    256Mb ram
    80G HD
    Ati Radeon 7000
    Creative SoundBlaster Live!--> Sony CDX-M630 head unit

    Zippy Illuminated keyboard
    WinLirc remote control
    Cirque EasyCat touch pad
    USB Delorme Earthmate GPS
    In-dash VGA screen (upgraded from composite TM-701L )


    Information sources

    www.mp3car.com (would like to thanks everyone at this forum for their invaluable information)
    www.google.com

    The setup!!






    infrared receiver integrated into the touch pad housing..










    in-dash VGA screen (upgrade from TM-701L composite by www.digitalww.com)




    system at night!






    behind the scene!!





    Delorme USB GPS receiver

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    Very nice!!!

    I'd like to see the trunk part a little more with the wires cleaned up a bit...Great job. Must look sweet at night.
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    Man that sony headunit is sweet. Nice install on the dash there but you gotta get a smaller case for the trunk mount computer. I like the media engine interface you got going there, again nice setup. Now i gotta get me a keyboard like that for my visor when $ permit.
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    why bother when youre not gonna have passengers in your trunk? =)

    whats the thing on the inverter?

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    Originally posted by Defiler
    Very nice!!!

    I'd like to see the trunk part a little more with the wires cleaned up a bit...Great job. Must look sweet at night.

    Thanks,

    I just got the In-win L545 case the other day and did not have time to swap the case and clean up the wires yet.

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    Originally posted by jol
    why bother when youre not gonna have passengers in your trunk? =)

    whats the thing on the inverter?
    Those are the filter caps (266000uF) on top of the inverter and also act as a tank circuit when I start the engine. It works in conjunction with the gel cell (not shown in the picture). Wire length is very important that is why it sits right on top of the inverter. It really helps to suppress noises and spikes generated by the inverter.

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    Very nice setup. Is your license plate all H's? Also, if you didnt have the tank circuit would the PC reboot on crank? Or is it so the voltage drops dont hurt anything? My PC doesnt restart on cranking but if its not good for it I will avoid it.

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    Very nice! I wish I could get my car as clean as that. Any products that you use that you'd recommend to someone (Zaino, etc?). I have a few hundred paint chips I need to kill on my hood
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    Originally posted by ELEmental59437
    Very nice setup. Is your license plate all H's? Also, if you didnt have the tank circuit would the PC reboot on crank? Or is it so the voltage drops dont hurt anything? My PC doesnt restart on cranking but if its not good for it I will avoid it.

    Thanks, No..the license plate is not all H's.. I wish . My system draw a lot of current even when it idle.~ 6 Amps, and when I crank without the tank circuit, it'll definitely reboot because the battery voltage dip as low as 8 Volts.

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    Originally posted by Maxis24
    Very nice! I wish I could get my car as clean as that. Any products that you use that you'd recommend to someone (Zaino, etc?). I have a few hundred paint chips I need to kill on my hood

    Thanks,

    I didn't use anything special, just Turtle Wax Zip Wax car wash.

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