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    Hi all. Milo I have a VY acclaim wagon im looking at putting a car pc into. I like ur set up, and would like to ask where you got the surround for the screen, or where you got it made? Thats if you dont mind sharing that info??

    Thanks Mate

    Rob

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    You have a new PM Mate Cheers
    If its not leaking something its not a Holden

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    Hi Milo,

    I really like your setup, good work! I particuarly like where the screen is mounted. Do you mind sending me some information relating to the screen and the process of installing it there?

    I wouldn't mind putting a screen there in my VY:

    http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2470394

    Thanks for any info you can provide!

    Damian.

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    Milo, congratulations on a great installation. I got a great deal on a 6 litre VZ Calais just before Christmas and have been spending a lot of time at MP3Car.com looking for ideas. I want an OEM look and your installation really nails it. I've been searching for a 6.5" screen and haven't been able to find one. Can you point me in the right direction?

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    Might be easier to do the 8" screen in the doubledin?

    http://forum.streetcommodores.com.au....php?p=1136706

    Do you guys plan on retaining the steering wheel button controls? I made a USB Interface for them, with multiple other IO (battery voltage in, acc in, headlight in, also integrates with car alarm to turn the pc on when i unlock the doors, etc). It also serves as a shutdown controller, and has an 6A 12v DC-DC regulator on the board for ripple free monitor power. (7-12v in , 12.01v constant out )
    Holden VY Calais 5.7lt LS1 V8

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    MB896 Pentium M Mini-ITX Motherboard, Intel Pentium M 750 1.86 GHz, 1Gb DDR2 Ram, 250GiB SATA, Xenarc 800TSV 8" VGA Monitor with touchscreen, GPS/Cellular/PCS/WiFi antenna, Bluetooth GPS, etc ,etc

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    Rowan, that sounds like a pretty awsome bit of gear. Did you base your steering wheel button/USB interface design on something you found here, or is a clean sheet deisgn?

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    I've made two now, the first one was just the steering wheel buttons (analog in) and a few other (discrete/digital) inputs, the newest pcb's dc-dc psu is based on a design found here ( 5V and 12V POL anyone? , just the 12v part - no 5v reg, although one could easily be added). The rest is clean sheet. The DC-DC PSU is turned on via a relay connected to the opus psu, or the pc power latching relays (or anything you want to connect it to).

    The steering wheel buttons are pretty easy to do, since they're just different value resistors for each button. Apply (regulated) 5v to one side of the two wires, and you'll get back something like 1v, pressing different buttons will return different voltages - using an adc in the usb chip this gives values of 0 to 255. A thread in my frontend continuously queries the chip to detect button presses.
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    MB896 Pentium M Mini-ITX Motherboard, Intel Pentium M 750 1.86 GHz, 1Gb DDR2 Ram, 250GiB SATA, Xenarc 800TSV 8" VGA Monitor with touchscreen, GPS/Cellular/PCS/WiFi antenna, Bluetooth GPS, etc ,etc

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    Rowan thanks for the quick reply. I just going off to spend 2 or 3 hours converting your reply into language I can understand. Where IS my copy of "Electronics For the Mentally Challenged"

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    Hehe sorry! You're in Melb right? If you're bored one weekend, you can come check it out (if i'm bored too and sitting at home haha). If you eventually get a carpc up and runnin' , this'll come in handy. The buttons can be made to do a lot more than just Vol+/-, Mute, etc too, for example by using combinations hold down Next and press Vol+ will seek forward, Vol- will seek backwards in songs/video's, Mode will take toggle between GPS/Music or Video mode, or hold down mode and pressing mute will make the GPS/Video/Music visualisations screen fullscreen.
    Holden VY Calais 5.7lt LS1 V8

    Computer:
    MB896 Pentium M Mini-ITX Motherboard, Intel Pentium M 750 1.86 GHz, 1Gb DDR2 Ram, 250GiB SATA, Xenarc 800TSV 8" VGA Monitor with touchscreen, GPS/Cellular/PCS/WiFi antenna, Bluetooth GPS, etc ,etc

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    Completely off topic, but how are those Commodores? They're coming to the US as the Pontiac G8 and a may have to look at the V8 version.
    Mike

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