1999 Honda Accord - Carputer - 7" Lilli/GPS/MP3/DVD/OBDII
Okay, first the history.
I'm been working on this project for over 4 years, since I got the car. After planning, and buying (and then selling) parts, lcd, etc, I scrapped the idea in '00 and bought a Neo35 standalone MP3 player. Of course, that got boring and I needed more. In '02, I moved to NYC and rarely had my car for the next 2 years. In that span, it was involed in a very bad accident when a drunk slammed into the rear while it was parked ($13K of damage). Now I moved accross the river to northern NJ, stuck my rims back on and put together Phase 1 of the carputer.
Phase 1 - MP3/GPS/DVD/video
-7" Lilliput VGA TouchScreen
BookPC 500mhz/256 ram/15GB HDD (will be 80GB)/ DVDrom/ embedded Sound-Video-Lan
- BU-330 GPS mouse receiver
-160W inverter/Distribution Block/Amp wiring kit/on-off switch
Sofware - WinXP Pro/MediaCar/FrodoDVD/iGuidance v2.0(Routis)
I was going to flush mount the whole monitor. Bought the materials and all. But then I decided that I would like to be able to remove it for security purposes and I did not want to void the warranty. I may paint the housing black or try those vinyl dash material. I'm planning a truely removable connection.
When the passenger seat is bushed back a bit, the BookPC doesn't show as much. Also, the distributer block and inverter or located under the driver's seat with the on-off lighted switch in the dash (Pics coming soon).
The GPS receiver is mounted in the front right side of the dash and all wires are hidden (pics coming coon).
Here are some pictures - later this week, I'll upload pics of the GPS mount, the on-off switch, wiring/inverter and some more daytime pics.
Tell me what you think.
Update 9/13/04 - Added OBDII from obddiagnostics.com for $88 shipped. Got a belkin serial to usb adapter. Upgraded hard drive to 40GB WD. Ordered a usb-to-samsung adapter so hopefully I'll have Sprint Vision internet soon.