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    Talking Nissan 100 NX (1600) part II (getting it all to work, lots of pics)

    (part I can be found here: Nissan 100 NX (1600) Part I (installing cables and layout) )

    Project Name: 100NX carputer
    Car: 1991 Nissan 100NX (1600)
    Engine: 1.6L
    Basic Stereo Information: Panasonic headunit/sony amp /JBL speakers

    Display: liiliput touchscreen VGA
    Carputer: Epia M10000
    mem: 512 MB ram
    wireless nic: linksys wusb 11
    Keybaord: sharkoon wired luminated keybaord.
    Trackball: Trust
    Power: I-tuner pw-70a
    shutdowncontrol: I-tuner ITPS
    Storage: 20 gig
    Sound: via sound


    After a few weeks of work, i finally got everything to work. My carputer has been working since December, now I've got time make some pictures and to thank you all in helping me building it.


    After placing all the wires and stuff it was time to place the motherboard


    and there it is, connected via the amplifier's remote cable


    made bracket for the cable connection on the ITPS, I used big powercable, the connector couldn't hold, so something had to be done.


    the pw-70a


    the wireless nic with homemade external antenna connection


    closing it all ( without loosing any height in the back.


    the dissapering of the carputer


    Gone !


    can you see it?


    up and running


    and ready to close the booth, with speakers off course.


    that's a small wifi-antenna...


    what is inside???


    the usb hub in ashtray, now with a usb-light connected, 2 othe usb ports are for, the touchscreen and the gps.


    detail of usb-hub


    A wired illuminated keyboard (sharkoon) and a trackball (trust)?


    easy to work with


    OMG winxp pro... with SP2 and it works...


    playing movies


    using alturion gps navigation. Love this program.


    my favorite website

    stumbling around


    favorite carputer software


    Just a shot to thank you all.

    Everything works ok, I need to make something to hold the keyboard in the glovecompartment. I was planning to build the trackball into the gearshift-stick. but desided not to do so, so a passenger could also control the trackball. Off-course youre never finnished with the carputer, but as for now, It works.

    Thank you all....

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    i like the board you made that goes around the spare. I've been thinking of doing the same thing in my car since my motherboard is so big and awkward.

    I also like the antenna you made for that wireless nic. I have the same nic in my car and I'm glad to see an antenna like that worked.
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    Nice! I got that mouse! I got that keyboard!
    Hang on a minute.... are you a uk resident?LOL!

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    Nice setup.

    How exactly did you do to modify the Linksys adapter?
    I like to extend the antenna and hide the unit.
    What do I need to do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lgbr
    i like the board you made that goes around the spare. I've been thinking of doing the same thing in my car since my motherboard is so big and awkward.

    I also like the antenna you made for that wireless nic. I have the same nic in my car and I'm glad to see an antenna like that worked.
    Thanks for your comment, check my reply on antenna's to ryuandwings.
    The thing with my booth is, I wanted to keep the normal height i used to have, occasionaly having to take some thing with me. I didn't want to loose a spare tyre, multiple times I have run into a nail. So, an absolute must have in my car. in part I you can see how i did it, underneath the MDF is a layer of 2cm foam, like the foam they use for flightcases. But this way everything is in place, and you get lots of horizontal space to place all your components.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryuandwings
    Nice setup.

    How exactly did you do to modify the Linksys adapter?
    I like to extend the antenna and hide the unit.
    What do I need to do?
    the linksys wireless nic is easy to modify. just open the case, there are 2 screws underneath the rubber pads. you'll need torx screwdrivers for those. Remove the warranty void sticker, no idea what to do with it....

    The original "antenna" is a piece of plastic, with a piece of coax inside. remove te plastic, remove the cabel. unsolder the coax on the board, and solder directly the cable that came with your antenna. putting connectors in between is possibe but will degrade the signal quality.

    I used a small antenna, without much gain result, but the idea was offcourse hiding the nic. The magnetic antenne requires a large metal surface in order to work properly. Don't know much about antenna's tough. but it has something to do with (half) wavelenght. You can buy yourself better gaining antenna's. but mostly they are much longer. this is a nice one for a little bit of wardriving and filetransfer at home.

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    I have that same nic too, where did you get the antenna from?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bjm2020
    I have that same nic too, where did you get the antenna from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by videodok
    the linksys wireless nic is easy to modify. just open the case, there are 2 screws underneath the rubber pads. you'll need torx screwdrivers for those. Remove the warranty void sticker, no idea what to do with it....

    The original "antenna" is a piece of plastic, with a piece of coax inside. remove te plastic, remove the cabel. unsolder the coax on the board, and solder directly the cable that came with your antenna. putting connectors in between is possibe but will degrade the signal quality.

    I used a small antenna, without much gain result, but the idea was offcourse hiding the nic. The magnetic antenne requires a large metal surface in order to work properly. Don't know much about antenna's tough. but it has something to do with (half) wavelenght. You can buy yourself better gaining antenna's. but mostly they are much longer. this is a nice one for a little bit of wardriving and filetransfer at home.
    Thanks for that info. I think I will open it up and give a try.
    One more question, when I am selecting external antenna, what kind spec do I need to look for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryuandwings
    Thanks for that info. I think I will open it up and give a try.
    One more question, when I am selecting external antenna, what kind spec do I need to look for?
    Don't know much about antenna's I needed a bit of gain, and because I have a targa top i couldn't afford a big base. this was the smallest antenna which would work. Here you can see how someone did a 3com nic: http://forum.wirelessnederland.nl/v...4&highlight=usb

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