2003 Mercedes C230 Sports Coupe
CarPC is in and working, just need to get some of the bugs out of the software.
Super 7" TS
Both molded into double-din adaptor. To make both fit into the double-din the connector on the screen was unsoldered and relocated using 22g wire since it came out the bottom of the screen where the DVD drive is. The buttons for the LCD were located to the ashtray since the IR doesn't appear to be working on my Super screen.
1.3 GHz P3
1 GB CF
I took a 1/2 rack-mount case and cut it down 3" to fit under the glove box area. I expoxied L-brackets to the case to make it taller and give a flat surface to attach a plexiglass cover too. I have the case mounted upside down such that I can use mirrored plexi at shows to show off the CarPC. All wires were soldered with quick disconnects to remove the carPC easily. (pics to come).
Problems I need to resolve:
1. RR does not run well with TinyXP. Sometimes buttons don't work, menus don't change.
2. Winamp crashes sometimes
3. The IDE->USB adaptor does not auto-detect when the PC boots, I need to physically disconnect the USB and plug it back in.
4. I have no audio currently, modifying the tape deck to take RCA level inputs, and I screwed it up at midnight one night, so I gotta retrace all my steps.
Here's one pic of the bezel:
Here's some pics of the car:
Some specs on the car:
Brabus body kit
Lorinser roof wing
Invader hood (custom, from a 95 Civic)
McLaren F1 2-tone paint scheme
Brabus replica 19" wheels
Renntech crank pulley
and a whole lot more!