Very well done.
Project: "F.T.P.C." - (FTO-PC)
Car: 1995 Mitsubishi FTO 2.0 V6
Objective: Not surprisingly, a carputer install! (Though ideally using no more space than a standard head unit.)
Replacing Headunit: Rio Car (EMPEG V2)
Time From Parts Ordered To Completion: 8 Days
Epia M10000 / 80GB / 256MB
LinITX 7" Touchscreen
Well I've decided to install a carpc for no reason other than I have never done one before and it seemed like an interesting challenge for the new year. Many additions still to come but I’m learning to walk before I can run!
Please click Here for the development website. (Note: 5.5MB site in total - lots of large development photos - not at all dial-up friendly!)
Apologies if some of the information on there is a little obvious to many of the forum members here, but I am trying to find a balance that both carpc enthusiasts, friends and technophobes alike can all find informative and so didn't want to make it too daunting!
All comments and constructive criticism always gratefully appreciated.
Last edited by Vacheron; 01-29-2013 at 05:55 AM. Reason: Updating the location of my very old project log since BT Internet decided to cancel all webspace accounts!
Excellent work. And a nice photo log too!
Awesome job! If you lived in the states I'de drive my car over to you for installation! hah.
Very nice work. Great job on the photo log. Very professional and detailed.
Thats is such a nice compact install. Well done. Youa re such a lucky bastard though having all that room to workk with :P
Really good guide too. Will be showing this to my mate who wants an FTO.
Thanks for all the positive comments so far.
I'm glad people seem to like the photo log. I did that because I always get people asking how I did certain things after I have completed a project and it's so much easier to point someone them to a picture rather than lots of animated arm waving in the pub (bar), or a four paragraph description on the forums!
TBH, I may have went a little too far the other way this time. But people can always skip past them if they aren't interested.
All that DIN space was a bit of a nice discovery. Even better though was finding that the whole lower dashboard section could be removed so easily, which makes getting to the back of the frame a breeze!
This morning I've been working on making a BMW "IDrive" style control for the centre console to cover most if the basic functions. Things have been coming along quite well so far.
Looks great. I don't know that I would have given up the empeg though . I've got two of them and they're indispensible.
Dont worry. Like most empeg owners I am much too loyal to the cause to give up on it just like that!Originally Posted by Meatballman
No, there it is... safe and warm. And theres no chance I would ever sell it despite five "very good" offers so far and counting!
You've got to be prepared in case a future car has a single din slot and a hand made burl walnut dashboard or something!
If it did theres no way I could ever go back to one of those "See Dee" players again, (you might as well just rub a couple of bloody sticks together!)
I was looking for a second empeg at one point as well just in case mine ever broke or was stolen! Is your second a spares and repairs safety unit as well?