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    Looks really nice, can't wait to see the final product.

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    Awesome job! Keep posting those great pics and detailed descriptions.

    I just registered and this is my first post. I can't wait to start my first project on my hoe.

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    This is really great man, your hardware has given me a little inspiration for my upcoming system. I can't wait to see all the stuff you add to it.

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    Alright, I finally got off my *** and took some pictures of the install. There's still a lot to be done, but this is how it looks for now:

    View from the drivers seat. You can see the Lilli up in the factory 2-din dash. Also, you can see the Griffin Powermate at the bottom of the shifter (more on that later). I still haven't prettied up the screen install, but I figure I'll get some black metal grilling and put it on the sides of the screen. This should allow for airflow but pretty it up a bit.


    Closer view of the Powermate. Note the Lilli remote in the armrest compartment


    You can see the Earthmate here up in the dash in front of the drivers side. You can't rally see it from the inside. Also, you can see where I store my keyboard when the passenger seat is occupied.


    This one's kind of interesting. You can see my 2nd IDE channel here. DVD/CDRW on the left (with some foam padding on top), and 200GB drive on the right. I was able to get a long enough IDE cable and some power extensions to connect them both to my 2nd IDE channel. So far it's working well, no skipping issues or otherwise. They are attached to the top of the glove compartment using zip-ties. Easy and cheap, right? Also you can see a USB cable. I use this for anything I want to connect. I keep an 8-in-1 card reader on that shelf, but I also use it for my thumb drive, and whatever else.


    Sorry about the lighting, I'll try to get some better ones at some point. But here's the screen:


    Closeup of the Powermate. It's a Griffin Powermate for those that don't know. It plugs into USB and comes with software that runs and allows you to use it as a key emulator for your programs. The default is that turning it is for volume ( the System Master volume), and clicking on it will Mute. It also has a distinction for click and turn. So you can make that do something else. You can use the software so that it emulates key presses depending on what program is running. The blue light on the bottom gets brighter/dimmer along with the volume. Pretty damn handy so far! You can see the USB wire going back into my center console, and even though it's just sitting there, it doesn't really move around at all.


    Not very exciting, but this is the Earthmate wire coming out of my center speaker grill. There is a 4-port USB hub buried in the dash that connects to: 1) Earthmate, 2) Powermate, 3) RF KB/Mouse receiver, 4) The extra wire in my glove compartment.


    So that's all you get for now. On a side note, I got my Lilli TS problem resolved, so that's working fine. So far, everything is looking pretty good in terms on functionality.... just hope it stays that way.

    If you have questions or want to see something in particular in more detail, let me know.

    Late.

    - O
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    Opus 90W, Epia M210K, Lilli 7" TS, 30GB, CDR/DVD Slot, PowerMate, Earthmate, 200GB Seagate 3.5", Verizon BroadbandAccess, CentraFuse, Valetine1 .....

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    Hey lookin' good. I'm glad to see you managed to fit the motherboard behind the screen. That's gotta make the wiring much simpler. I just ripped my system out this weekend to upgrade the wiring to hopefully cure a few intermittent USB issues I've had.

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    install looks nice.braver man then i am for taking ur dash apart but looks ice especially when u get that grill for the sides will look better.any issues with powermate like not starting up?
    ..and dont back out just because u think its too crazi , i hate pussies
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    I had issues with the Powermate a while ago. I realized that whenever my GPS Earthmate was running and I went to hibernate, my Powermate wouldn't come back. Also, my Earthmate wasn't working correctly with Street Atlas. I wasn't sure what was happening, but I decided to try to mess with the Earthmate drivers. I changed them so they were using the USB drivers only, instead of the USB-to-COM drivers that I had originally installed. After I did this, not only would my StreetAtlas work correctly, but it also stopped interfering with the Powermate. No issues since.

    - O
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    Opus 90W, Epia M210K, Lilli 7" TS, 30GB, CDR/DVD Slot, PowerMate, Earthmate, 200GB Seagate 3.5", Verizon BroadbandAccess, CentraFuse, Valetine1 .....

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    looking great! what r u going to do to cover up the sides of the screen where the brackets are showing?
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    software: XP Home/Media Car/RoadRunner/IGuidance 2.0
    Car: 2002 Ford Focus SVT

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    @roleary: I went the third way with my earthmate. I modded the USB cable into a serial cable and ditched the USB connection and issues all together. It just runs as a native NMEA serial GPS now and works perfectly with all software with no issues.

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    Nice job so far. Do you have a dashboard cover? Look like you do. Put the bright yellow Earthmate underneat it to lower the "steal me" factor. I did the samething in my Supra. On the Matrix I just double side tape next to the HU inside the dashboard (On the bracket where factory GPS receiver is) because there are no metal on top of it. And I have the same reception as the Supra.
    You may want to zip-ties the Earthmate next to the center speaker or where ever it is inside the dash with no metal on top.
    I have Earthmate running with it USB->COM driver without problem via a hub with mouse and TS. If I put a WiFi in, None of the 4 device plugin that hub work after Hibernate(re-plug the hub-> all work fine). I have to use another USB port/hub for WiFi/Thumb drive, ...
    Now you inspire me to "in-dash" my Lilliput on the Matrix
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