Cool. How is your startup and shutdown process? Manually or automatically?
I will be posting my project soon...
I think darquepervert will love this. not only does it look ghetto, its got an inverter
256 mb ram
60 gb hitachi 2.5" drive
microsoft gps receiver
RR as frontend
First off the sweet ride- it was a little bit of a challenge with the limited space this small truck offers
it gets me to and from work. actually probably only going to have it another year or so. that is a main reason i didn't go all out with a very permanent install. the main reason i wanted to install one is for music on my hour-each-way commute
i kind of killed two birds with one stone. by mounting the screen near the vent, it will be cooled in summer. i can also close the vent in the winter when it is kicking out heat. it is just high enough to allow the faceplate to swing down so you can insert a cd
here is the beast that powers it all. i used an old desktop unit i had laying around. so it was nice i didn't have to spend extra money. it uses little power, and can run roadrunner with nav, music or videos without a problem. just enough to suit my needs. i know the case would look a little better with some carpet wrapped around it but oh well.
a couple things i didn't show- power switch/power led/hd led/usb terminal, made a little mount that goes in the ashtray. also use ati remote wonder to control rr. xbox controller for some classic nes games.
for the future may add a dvd drive- overall this system is just a primer for when i get a new car i will have for a few years.
the startup/shutdown process is manual and basically how it would be with a normal desktop- momentary switch. i just added a 10 foot extension to those wires and put the switch/led's/ and a usb port in my ashtray. i can post a pic of it if you want. its pretty much unused space if you don't smoke, plus it can be opened and closed, so it hides away nicely
Hi, beautifull Install ! I love Screen on a Stank on aren't dash-in !
I just bought a lilliput last month and try to installing it but I need some Idea to made a stand. Your's seem be like what I'm looking for... can you send a pic of behind the screen ?
Thank for your time !
God Save Carputer,
i'll post some pics here in a day or so. basically what i did is take apart the stand they give you. if you take out the screw, the stand will come apart. now you'll have a cylindrical piece that slides onto the back of the monitor. i turned this 90 degrees and used that as the bottom support. i took out the vent diffuser and drilled a hole in there. i thought this would work good, but when driving on the interstate, it vibrated too much. i made my own top support our of some L brackets. i took off the back panel of the monitor and inserted the the L bracket in one of the vent holes. now it is pretty solid. i am not very good at explaining, so i'll post some pics for you.
here are some pics to help you
The red arrow shows the bottom support. the green arrow shows the top support. the bottom piece comes with the monitor, but i rotated it 90 degrees so it slides on from the side rather than from the top as you can tell by the tracks. the top piece can be any piece of metal. i used the cover of a pci slot from an old desktop. i bent it to a 90 degree angle so it fits inside the vent off the back. to do this i had to take the back cover off. also i wrapped it in electrical tape so it didn't short out the board on the monitor
the bottom support is simply the middle piece from the mount that is supplied w/ the monitor. i took out the screw and took off two pieces and you are left with that piece. put it at a 90 degree angle so it slides on from the right instead of the top. i just drilled a hole dash bezel. make sure you cut the screw short enough so when you put the bezel back on that it clears. i used a little loctite super glue to make sure the bolt doesn't come loose. the top support on the dash is just two angle brackets attached. did the same thing to attach to the dash bezel, drilled a hole and bolted on.
top view of the supports. green arrow is top support and red is bottom. just showing how it is attached. messy wires, i know, but the monitor hides that from view and i usually have them tucked away neater.
side view of how it is attached.
one nice thing about not having it in dash or flush with the dash is that it can swivel about 20- 30 degrees. this is nice so you can let the passenger have a better view at nav, plus when it is sunny out, the glare is less off of my interior rather than off my shirt. kind of a nice benefit.
hope this helps
Hi EpDaniel ! Thank a Lot for your photo, it help me a lot to find the way how to made my stand for my Lilliput ! Hope to post my projet here too ! Working on it from month...time to buy all piece and installing it once at once !
As soon as my Lilliput will be installed, I'll put photo of How I do it. I'm sure, yours will help a lot of stand monitor lovers as me !