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Thread: Ford Mondeo CarPC!

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    Thumbs up Ford Mondeo CarPC!

    Finally I started my CarPC project!

    Specs :
    Car : Ford Mondeo Wagon (2004)
    Mainboard : Via Epia M10000
    Memory : 512Mb
    HDD : Toshiba 2,5" 20Gb Laptop HDD
    Screen : 7" TFT Touchscreen
    GPS : HAICOM 204s
    Audio : Digital FM Modulator (input antenna existing car radio)

    More specs and a lot of pictures : http://www.freakerz.net/carpc
    Site is updated daily!

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    Angry Progress

    I have continued building the past week, but not with great success.
    Creating a shock-free mount for the harddisk proved to be more difficult then expected at first

    Anywayz, I made a lot of pictures of the various HDD mounts I made from aluminium, I will put these on my website tonight

    http://www.freakerz.net/carpc

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    jeorenvw,

    Do not worry about anti-shock mounting for the hard drive. It will more than likely introduce more movement into the hard drive. I have been running mine for well over a year without any shock protection (my hard drive is screwed solidly to my case which screwed solidly to the floor of my car almost directly over the rear wheel!

    It's looking good so far, look forward to seeing more


    Garry
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    Smile Hdd mounting

    Well, after trying 2 different ways of mounting the 2,5" laptop disk with shock absorbtion, I mounted it rigid. Confused, you confinced me!

    I haven put a lot of pics of the different mounting efforts on my website : http://www.freakerz.net/carpc

    Next thing is trying to get the lilliput screen to work @ 848x 480 or 840x480 with the EPIA M10000. Not an easy taks I believe, nobody has succeeded so far (at least nobody I know of )

    Cheers!

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    You can get 848x480 using current EpiaM BIOS and Unichrome drivers without any tweaking. But it does not look pretty on Lilliput, believe me.

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    Very nice. Post here some pics, of how the actuall computer looks in the car...

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    848x480 from a M10000 is easy.


    However, it looks TERRIBLE, because the native resolution of the screens is 800x480.

    The best thing is to run it @ 800x600, because you do not notice the "squashing" in the vertical plane as much as you would do in the horizontal plane


    Garry
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    just a side note: Confused - what happened to AIMEE? no more status in your sig means what? or nothing at all?

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    Unhappy 848x480 = bad

    Quote Originally Posted by mpattonm
    You can get 848x480 using current EpiaM BIOS and Unichrome drivers without any tweaking. But it does not look pretty on Lilliput, believe me.
    Hmm you are right, looks really bad. I guess I mean 800x480 (native Lilliput screen resolution?).

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    link doesnt work

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