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    Talking Car computer in a old Beetle (76) !!! (More pics)

    Hello!!!
    I'am a little frenchy and I would like to show you my project.







    My computer is based on a Eden Via mother board with a 80GO HDD and MPD 120W power supply (DC-DC)
    My screen is an in-dash 7'' TM-701L . I am waiting for a touch screen so until I control the PC with a IR remote... (Winlirc + Girder + plug-in winamp and a home made soft for the playlist...)
    I have also an Audison Millenium Power 4 amplifier with 2 Focal 165V2 (good knowed in France I don't know if is it also the case here...) and a Pioneer Subwoofer (25 cm don't now how much in ") ...
    All in a 30 years old Beetle....
    I'am developing my own soft to control all... And I'am searching for a place to my DVD player...

    You can see my website (in french) fore more pics.... Here

    Excuse me for my english.... And I hope that you like!!!

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    Wow I guess that is impressive I guess!!! Very Unique I must say, I had a buddy of mine here in the states who had an old bug, and I could never picture a carpc in one of those, but hey you did a good job!!! As for a place put your dvd player... good luck man, cut out a piece of your dash board and mount it there and use an extra long IDE cable.
    New CarPC on the way again I think. I miss my old one!!!

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    Pretty neat! I really like those ole Beetles.. would love to have one as a second vehicle!

    Looks good!

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    Thanks... For the dvd, I can't cutting out a place of my dash board because the dash and the control panel of the computer (hided by the TFT) take all the place... But I will find... And I'll not use an extra long IDE cable, I have already buy an Ide to Usb 2 converter...

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    tell us more about your power supply...I have never heard of MPD
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    Group buy for the cheap MagicPower 120W MPD-810H DC-DC PSU

    was discussed here but never really took off!

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    ah, now i remember it...thanks
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    It is a good power supply... Not too big (especialy if you use only 80W because it don't need an extra-cooling) and quite powerfull... Moreover really easy to set up in car... We are a lot to have it here...

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    @pogue1000: why not?? It's my first car (also a big dream...) and I use it every day...

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    Audio parts:



    And the control panel hided by the tft on the first pic ( and why I'm looking for a place...)

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