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    2001 VW Beetle - the iBug

    A 2001 VW Beetle with Via Epia-M1000 mobo, 512mb RAM, 2.5" HDD, 8.4" Earth LCD motorized folding screen, Gyration wireless keyboard/mouse, audio via Sony Xplode aux inputs, GPS Royaltek Sapphire, Frodoplayer Frontend.

    See the ibug website for more details.
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    I was gung ho on building a PC [until] just recently. However, between my new phone having internet and GPS and all...and this kit...Im starting to have trouble justfiying it haha.
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    Wow. That is one awesome and clean install.

    What kind of tools did you use for making the screen enclosure?

    Just so you know, a couple of the pictures on your site don't work.

    On page "Install 2":
    file:///Macintosh%20HD/Users/tberry/Desktop/Hardware%20for%20Car/Web%20Page/Images/ScaledDown/42.jpg

    On page "Install 3":
    http://www.dellabarba.com/ibug/Images/Linedrawing1.jpg

    I was thinking of doing something like this for my '99 Plymouth Voyager since there's nowhere to put the screen. I think I might use your website as a guide if I do go this route, so I hope you keep up the pics for a while...you did an excellent job. Congrats.

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    Great install. The way the monitor is in, or is it on, the dash is absolutely awesome.
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    awesome job! great writeup also! love how you made the flip up monitor...how does it handle with heat on top...does it damage the screen at all?
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    great install, congrats on your hard work, it payed off. that is awsome.
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    Thanks for the encouragement, I appreciate it.

    Question: Thanks for the dead pic links. I'll fix them as soon as I can. As far as tools to build the enclosure, just regular shop tools and a 350 degree oven to bend one part of the plexiglass.

    ACleanSC4: It's made it through a Virginia summer with no problems so far. I've got a sunshade to keep it cool but it's been too hot to touch on several occasions when I neglected to put it up and so far, so good.
    Quote Originally Posted by ghettocruzer View Post
    I was gung ho on building a PC [until] just recently. However, between my new phone having internet and GPS and all...and this kit...Im starting to have trouble justfiying it haha.
    Want to:
    -Find out about the new iBug iPad install?
    -Find out about carPC's in just 5 minutes? View the Car PC 101 video

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    can you make an exact how to for that motorized contraption?

    like a list of parts and how exactly you wired it.

    thanks and great install.
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    Wow, very nice. Good job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by acura cl
    can you make an exact how to for that motorized contraption?

    like a list of parts and how exactly you wired it.
    I wrote up the parts and some how-to
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    Quote Originally Posted by ghettocruzer View Post
    I was gung ho on building a PC [until] just recently. However, between my new phone having internet and GPS and all...and this kit...Im starting to have trouble justfiying it haha.
    Want to:
    -Find out about the new iBug iPad install?
    -Find out about carPC's in just 5 minutes? View the Car PC 101 video

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    did you ever get past the problem with the computer sending the pulse to the screen motor at bootup?
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