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    Thumbs up "Mobile PC in EVO"

    Greetings,

    First of all, this project would not have happened were it not for this website/forum and its users. So much information and ideas were (and still are) generated by lurking here. I started my project in October and have enjoyed my “mobile” PC for the last month, including a 4000 mile trip through the Western States.

    The few things that I am still working on are OBDII and Voice Activation along with a final install area for the GTech. I just can't drive around with that thing hanging off the windshield. Still looking at possible solutions with different OBD functionality along with logging and GPS overlay. Also, Voice Activation still only works sporadically, but hopefully my new noise canceling microphone will do the trick...

    Here are a few pics.



    Gyro Keyboard and ScanTools OBD module. Still testing the OBD so no final install yet.




    Custom rear shelf, Velcro Hold (I can remove computer in about 10sec), 10" Sub and DVD holder, which used to hold my battery backup.




    Screen from Digital Worldwide has worked flawlessly so far. Touch screen works great and is easily cleaned with your sleeve (ha).




    GPS module and Rear Cam.




    Front mount DVD/CDRW and multi card reader. I have 3 more USB cables in front for future expansion.


    More info can be found here: http://www.olisim.com/evo/myevo.html

    It’s been an incredible project, filled with enjoyment and spurts of frustration. However, this final system has survived the above trip (with 200 miles of gravel roads thrown in for good measure), 2 Track Days (maybe 140 miles) and 1 Rally X with the SCCA.

    I’m running a condensed version of XP Pro (12sec. boot time), Streets 2005 and Topo and will convert to MapPoint with Voice Prompts soon. Frodoplayer has been kick a#$ and I use it everyday. It is a marvel of simplicity and functionality with very little resource hogging in the code. Awesome piece of software on all counts!

    Hope you enjoy my brief story…

    Cheers,

    OS

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    Awesome job. Install in the trunk is very impressive. Not to mention that car is just amazing in the first place.
    Care to come over to the Operating system optimization forum and share how you managed to get a 12 sec boot time?

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    evo

    hey good job with install . my ? is this how is everyone installing computer in the trunk but having the disk drive in the front of that car?? is it a ide to usb adpter on these devices?,again good job.not tryin to thread jack jus curious as to how u did it.
    ..and dont back out just because u think its too crazi , i hate pussies
    -outdidya

    epia m1000,256mb ddr,7"lilli,120gb hdd, Ati remote wonder,400watt inverter,350psu all under xp pro-installed

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    I see dead kittens Quattro's Avatar
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    you answered you own question. ide-->usb

    Btw, very nice install. The trunk looks really good, the carpet matches well.
    Installed
    Asus A7N8X-VM - AMD Mobile Athlon 2400
    512 Ram - 60GB HD - Opus 150w
    Lilliput 7" - Rikaline 6010
    [00000000000001100010-] 98% Completed

    Check Out My Install!!!

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    I'm sorry, and you are....? frodobaggins's Avatar
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    I love newbies like this. Makes me proud.
    [H]4 Life
    My next generation Front End is right on schedule.
    It will be done sometime in the next generation.
    I'm a lesbian too.
    I am for hire!

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    Love the Evo. Great Install. Awesome trunk install too.

    BTW, you forgot to put MP3Car.com on your Links page

    Peace,

    Rafster (Drooling Uncontrollably)

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    I wish my trunk looked that clean... I need to hide the wires, but I have no idea how!

    By the way, what kind of keyboard is that?

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    gyro keyboard

    :gyration:
    ..and dont back out just because u think its too crazi , i hate pussies
    -outdidya

    epia m1000,256mb ddr,7"lilli,120gb hdd, Ati remote wonder,400watt inverter,350psu all under xp pro-installed

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    awsome install... you have given me many ideas for my own. What cam is that in the rear window? and do you find that the glass and trunk affect the image at all?

    Props.
    My Install

    Software:
    CFiG v1
    iGuidance Plugin for CF

    CarShell
    Working shell for a CarPC

    StopWatch
    StopWatch plugin remade for centrafuse RC1

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    I see that you have the appropriate actor on DVD in the trunk: Steve McQueen!

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