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    Quote Originally Posted by hemandk View Post
    looking very nice.

    Consider using here maps instead of garmin it is free and runs as an app in windows 8.1.

    What tablet are you using?
    hemandk - does HERE maps on Windows 8.1 support voice guided navigation. It gives directions, but I didn't see navigation.

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    Here is the day we put in the door speakers and the off axis dash tweeters:

    Passenger door:


    Driver Door:


    Laser Cut MDF Tweeter Mount Top:


    Tweeter Mount Bottom:


    Tweeter Installed:

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    very nice install. that's gotta be the best looking center console in any camry on the street. guess now I know why rray doesn't have time to help me with my dev. lol.

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    Impressive!!

    Gotta hand it to you, the 6.75" speaker set that you have looks good on that setup!!
    And yes @rray, the vinyl did come out very well.

    As far as GMPC/Here Drive+ goes, I have used Here Drive+ from my Nokia Lumia 1520; and it's not bad at all. And the fact I get those three beeps when I pass the speed limit never ceases to amaze me! I stress the Drive+ because I think it's that app that gives the turn by turn directions. If it recognizes the GPS receiver, you're good to go! Otherwise, you will be giving up traffic, speed limits and live feeds on GMPC, which is still my go-to app for GPS.

    I'm currently working to replace my rear view camera as well; and may end up doing a USB connection for my OBD-II scanner (I have bluetooth currently, and it plays nice on my Lumia, and my fiance's Galaxy; but not the Mac). So I'm curious to see what you go.

    Keep it up!!
    All systems are a go...
    Currently in "tweaking" mode.

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    Thanks Project07MACry!!

    We have added joycon and now the steering wheel control switches can control the tablet.

    We also tried lazer cutting the circles in vinyl for the temperature control nobs. I will take few new pics and post them.

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    Phenomenal work. Do you mind sharing with me the following details:

    1) What is the ON/OFF strategy and the underlying hardware (how are you turning on/off the tablet when you turn on/off the ignition ?)
    I imagine there is some sort of DC-DC converter (Carnetix or other intelligent ATX power supply; plus something that emulates a power button)

    2) What are you using to provide power and provide additional USB ports for accessories? I would imagine a USB OTG hub of sorts ?

    I am contemplating replacing my aging CarPC with a tablet as my Xenarc monitor is dying. I would rather spend another 3-400 dollars on a single device than 500 on a Xenarc monitor. Thank you.

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    We opened the Venue Pro case and soldered wires to the power button, and ran them out the power button's hole. (we left the plastic button off the case upon re-assemble for wire access).

    Since it's a Windows PC, it is of the standard motherboard power format where a quick press is power on, a quick press when running sends the graceful shutdown, and a press and hold 4 seconds is a force power off.

    We made a remote power switch box that is in the flip open console for powering on/off. This way when stopping at a gas station or other short stop place, you can choose to leave it powered up while you are out of the car. The Intelligent DC-DC converter from the Mp3car store would be another good choice, as it would be able to start up the unit automatically, and you can program a power down timer.

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    Thank you for your prompt reply.

    As I am already the unhappy owner of a DVP11, I might be going for the HP Stream 7, especially since it will be a better fit.

    That being said, what is the solution you guys adopted for connecting additional USB hardware ?

    I know that DVP8 can be connected to quite a few accessories: the Micro USB Dongle for Charging and Data or the Tablet Dock which provides even more choices. I have specific needs, for at least 2 full sized USB ports: GPS and RomRaider/OpenPort OBD-II. I am sure one can power a USB hub connected to the Dongle...

    Again thank you for your quick response. I've been out of the CarPC scene for many years as my CarPC ran very well for the past 8 years. But my Xenarc monitor is dying, the Mini-ITX PC installed a few years back is now obsolete and I hate wires running under the upholstery or in the trunk. I am still enjoying my car despite being an analog monster with low mileage (Subaru Legacy GT with plenty of go-fast STI and EVO bits) but it is time for a refresh for the last 2-3 years of anticipated ownership.

    http://legacygt.com/forums/showthrea...-pc-52252.html
    http://www.mp3car.com/show-off-your-...t-install.html

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    Nice install!,

    Maybe this would help too,.....

    I will be ordering this pretty cool, and very usefull docking system for my tab. Has everything you could ask for,....

    http://plugable.com/2014/11/20/pluga...enovo-miix-2-8

    Vid showing the beauty of this little gem: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V232eL-YV38

    Best price: http://www.amazon.com/Plugable-Charg.../dp/B00OVDE0GC

    This is what is listed in the power specs of the UD-PRO8: 5V DC @ 4A 20W

    Needed: 12-5V DC @ 4A 20W Regulator

    This looks like it would work just fine,....

    http://www.powerstream.com/dc-dcz0503.htm

    This makes installs of tablets just a tad easy to deal with now.

    Have fun.
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    Wow! That docking station solves some problems.

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