2004 Subaru Impreza WRX CarPC Install
Car is finished, go to page 6 (if on default for posts per page) to see.
A lot of pictures went down, there are the ones I salvaged, picture log is inaccurate
Page Picture Log:
Page 1: 12
Page 2: 10
Page 3: 14
Page 4: 3
Page 5: 1
Page 6: 11
i decided i would make a worklog, since i know i will need help from some of you (and some have already given me invaluable information)
Edit 2: Also, it may help me get into college (im looking into mechanical engineering or computer science, both are great at purdue which i am looking forward to visiting, although i hear the best eating place within a 25 mile radius is olive garden... as well as a few other colleges, mostly in the connect/boston/new york/penn area
Anyway, my baby is a 2004 WRX, ill take a picture when it stops raining...
Edit 3: i never did... ill get one later, if you want to see one now... its on the 2nd page, keep in mind the previous owner (sister boyfriend) rashed the front left side of the car (in that picture) I fixed it by myself, without replacing any parts (just alot of bondo, sanding, priming, painting, hammering, and pieces of metal... i have only a couple pictures (like before and after) of those... maybe ill put those up later... theres still a little shine ont he side since i never buffed the paint (or even polished that with a powertool) which i will do soon, since it is annoying the hell out of me.... but i need a buffing wheel first (if anyone wants to send me a present... or if someone from school is reading it... they are only 30 bucks... heh.. only... im broke lol)
The carputer has been built and running, actually... im using it right now for this post. The lilliput has been setup (however i cant figure out how to configure the touchscreen so it clicks in the right place, Ill figure it out later maybe ill even :rtfm: if i have time)
the keyboard im using is also quite good (Scorpius-P20 by IOne)
-at this moment i am typing about 20 feet away in another room
so as you can see, it works well enough.
furthermore since i am using a MicroITX board rather than the usual MiniATX i am going to build a plexiglass case for it,(dimms for that are 12"x12"x5 7/8") and ill place that under the passenger seat.
for wiring, ill wire everything from the computer through the central console (maybe replace the shifter whilst it is open) then run the wires to the amp down to the back where that will be...
However, i may not end up using the amplifier, but go for a simpler second headunit approch, and replace the clock with a single din radio... since i really have no place to put the amplifier besides the trunk, which may get it banged up
As for pictures, here is what i have so far:
The Wiring Diagrams:
A couple Wire errors, (Not big enough) as well as just... vauge stuff going on
And the final verison:
http://www.crimsoncombat.com/wrx/Wir...ram of Car.JPG
this one is perfect (i think... fuses may be wrong but oh well)
The Motherboard Setup and Working:
only thing not connected is the CD rom drive, i disconnected it to connect the lilliput to test the molex
components are all here except for the Lilliput and actual computer (the boxes are there), which were running in another room..
CarPC Final Specs:
CPU: Intel Celeron D 315 (2.25Ghz)
Ram: 1GB BUFFALO DD4003
Hard Drive: 120 GB @ 7200 RPM Maxtor drive (16Mb Buffer)
Soundcard: AUDIGY 2 ZS PCI
Screen: 7" Lilliput Touchscreen LCD (1024x768 Resolution)
Keyboard: IOne Scorpius-P20 Wireless RF Keyboard
Wireless B PCI Card
500W Phoenix Gold Amplifier
Tx4001 Seperate Component speakers with crossfades
Stock Front Speakers
Rear Deck Modded for Component speakers
rear door speakers still in, and ready to be connected, but are not