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    1991 Prelude Si 4WS

    Motherboard: Intel D815EEA Socket 370 (PIII) with built-in AC-97 audio and video(w/ AGP 4MB Memory add-on module, more than enough for this project as I won't be playing any 3D games and stuff)
    CPU: Celeron 667MHz
    RAM: 256MB RAM PC133
    Hard Drive: 20GB Maxtor ATA-66
    Power Supply: Opus Solutions 150W
    Text LCD: Crystalfontz CFA634-YMC-KU 4x20
    Remote: Keyspan 17 button Digital Media Remote
    Keyboard: 91-Key Mini USB
    "Case": sacrificed an old ATX tower case for the mobo backplane, which is mounted to the rear seatback with self tapping sheet metal screws (the seat back is metal.) PSU case is screwed to the seatback and the hard drive mount is a simple piece of angle iron.
    CD-ROM: ARCHOS MiniCD USB

    Software:
    Windows XP Pro
    Winamp 5.01
    Markus Zehnder's LCD Plug-in for Winamp

    Future Plans-
    VGA LCD: Datalux LMX12R (12.1" 1024x768 Touch Screen) in the glove box and maybe a Lilliput or Xenarc 7" flip out 1 DIN in the spot under the radio.
    GPS: Deluo USB GPS receiver
    DVD Drive: Storix USB 2.0 ultra-mobile DVD-ROM/CD-RW drive
    Wireless LAN: Orinoco Gold USB
    Audio: Sound Card with 5.1 optical out, DSP, and 6 channel amp.
    Hondata + datalogging w/ digital dash (maybe )
    upgrade PC components: µATX mobo, p4, bigger hdd, whatever I can afford

    The pics (larger versions can be found here):

    In the trunk


    Motherboard


    back panel


    Head unit, IR Remote reciever, and Text LCD Screen


    Head Unit and Text LCD at night


    Keyspan Digital Media Remote


    Keyboard and CD-ROM in the glove box


    The now obsolete CD loading mechanism

    The car:



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    nice...i had a 2x20 matrix oribital ... i used the keypad and programmed it but soon found that a lilliput owns alphanumeric lcd but yeah its expensive =( just think though, gps, dvd, all that stuff that you cant have with text lcd

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    Beautiful car.

    Can you give us more info on how you did the CD Rom?
    Audio Rockford Fosgate: 900 Watt 4-channel amp, 501bd Mono amp
    Computer AMD 2400+ XP, 1 GB DDR RAM, Orbit Micro 250W DC-DC PSU

    Head units are for cheaters!
    sure some girls fake orgasms.....but it's guys like me who fake the whole relationship

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    I plan on keeping the text LCD even after I get a VGA screen, even if for nothing more than to display song info while driving.

    The CD-ROM I bought a really long time ago to use with my laptop which doesn't have a built in one. It draws it's power directly from the USB port, so it's just 1 USB cable to plug in and you're done. If I want to transfer files with it, I need to lug one of my CRT's out to the car so I can see what I'm doing.

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    ah, so it's meant to be external. What's the brand of it?
    Audio Rockford Fosgate: 900 Watt 4-channel amp, 501bd Mono amp
    Computer AMD 2400+ XP, 1 GB DDR RAM, Orbit Micro 250W DC-DC PSU

    Head units are for cheaters!
    sure some girls fake orgasms.....but it's guys like me who fake the whole relationship

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    Where do you have the reciever for the remote?
    Pioneer DEH7600MP, Autotek MX-800.4, JL Audio XR650-CSi, Adire Audio Shiva

    Done with CarPCs, using a iPaq 3765 PDA w/ Holux GM210 and TomTom

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    Quote Originally Posted by lgbr
    ah, so it's meant to be external. What's the brand of it?
    Yes, it's an external slim line It's made by ARCHOS, though I'm not sure if they make these any more.

    Quote Originally Posted by blackaccrd00
    Where do you have the reciever for the remote?
    You can see it in this picture, in the pocket under the radio (it's got a door that I can close when I'm not using it):

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    Looking Great!!! Nice car as well!!
    One piece of advice, extend the IR sensor then drill a hole in the dash somewhere for it. Nice work!

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    WWAAAAAAA I Miss my AWS Si !!!!

    R.I.P.

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    nice job on keeping your prelude clean! much props!

    how did you strap your mobo, hdd, and etc to the back seat? anything underneath it?

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