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    mp323i -- 98% done

    Car:
    1999 BMW 323i

    CarPC components:
    Asus Mini-ATX board
    Pentium 4 2.4ghz 533fsb
    512 Mb DDRam 333 Mhz
    40 Gb HD Maxtor 7200 RPM
    Toshiba Laptop DVD/CD Burner w/USB 2.0 Bridge
    USB Mouse GPS
    Lilliput 7" with USB touchscreen
    Opus 150W PSU

    Software:
    WinXP Professional
    Undecided as to MediaEngine / MediaCar / FrodoPlayer
    Routis 2004

    Just a teaster pic for now as I am dead tired..


    I am driving to California from Jersey and back (leave tomorrow) and have been up all night working on this project.

    Tasks Left:
    Mount DVD/CD-RW in rear seat ashtray (which is in the center console)
    Install Misc Software
    -Brad
    83 mp320i
    99 mp323i
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    7" Lilliput w/Touch, 150 W Opus, 2.4ghz P4 533fsb, 512 DDR 333mhz, GPS, WiFi Inet, 40g Maxtor 7200rpm, Laptop DVD/CD-RW w/USB2.0 Bridge, WinXP Pro.

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    Is that screen molded in? It looks really good! Finish it up quick so you can get enough sleep before you hit the road. I can't imagine how exciting it must be to take your CarPC on it's maiden voyage on a cross-country trip!
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    Quote Originally Posted by NoPistonPC
    Is that screen molded in? It looks really good! Finish it up quick so you can get enough sleep before you hit the road. I can't imagine how exciting it must be to take your CarPC on it's maiden voyage on a cross-country trip!
    Yeah it's molded... I took the original dash peice, cut out the frame and bondo's the lilliput in .. sanded, then sprayed with a texture paint. It's a little glossier than I want, but for now it'll have to do .. in the dark it looks so ridiculously awesome.

    I have all day tomorrow to work on it since I don't leave until the night. I'm a little worried about not having a enough time to test everything, but that's why I'm bringing all of the CD's with me!

    I forgot to add, the motherboard uses all onboard stuff, so I have NO AGP or PCI cards. The onboard sound is UNREAL and sounds ridiculous hooked into the car's Hardon Karman 10-speaker system. I used a little cd-changer adaptor as the input.
    -Brad
    83 mp320i
    99 mp323i
    _________

    7" Lilliput w/Touch, 150 W Opus, 2.4ghz P4 533fsb, 512 DDR 333mhz, GPS, WiFi Inet, 40g Maxtor 7200rpm, Laptop DVD/CD-RW w/USB2.0 Bridge, WinXP Pro.

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    Congratulations on your install. Looks real good in there. Are you going to be trusting the GPS/Nav for this journey or are you sticking to ol' maps?

    That's a LONG trip ahead of you. Good luck. Safe travels.
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    [|||||!||||'] 95% complete

    It's in... it's finally installed!!!! But never finished!

    "It works! It works! I've finally invented something that works!" -- Doctor Emmit Brown

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    Quote Originally Posted by carpcnoobie
    Congratulations on your install. Looks real good in there. Are you going to be trusting the GPS/Nav for this journey or are you sticking to ol' maps?

    That's a LONG trip ahead of you. Good luck. Safe travels.
    Def. gonna trust my trip to the GPS. If the computer stops working or something happens (no signal) then we just wing it. Now a day I bet it's real hard to get lost. I'm sure you can do it.. maybe it'll make for some fun adventures! We will have an Atlas of the states with us.
    -Brad
    83 mp320i
    99 mp323i
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    Congratulation, GJ !

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    Looking good.

    did you have an OBC? if so what have you done with it.

    I have an E36 and am putting my screen in where the OBC is, but not aangled as you have.

    Still trying to finalise the OBC placement.

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    are you using the asus barebones system? If so, does the opus powersupply fit in the case, and how hard was it to get it working.
    2003 Jetta GLI
    1.8 ghz intel pentium 4
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    Status - 90% - need to finish bondoing

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    Good job. Enjoy your trip!

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