Pics aint working for me.
I've been building this thing for a few years now and finally got off my back-side and installed it properly into my Supra. This is the second car it has been installed in but the first one where I have actually been happy with how it turned out. Check it out.
Parts & Specifications:
Mainboard: Via EPIA M1000 - C3/EDEN 1Ghz Processor
RAM: 256mb ultra low profile DDR266 RAM
Audio: Onboard 5.1 Channel
Video: Onboard Via Unichrome AGP
Storage: Samsung 40Gb 2.5" low power HDD
CD/DVD: Philips slot load DVD writer
Power: M1-ATX 90watt Smart Automotive Power supply
Case: Slim-line 1-DIN Case (i was originally going to mount in the dash but it was too deep and hit the traction control ECU).
GPS: Benelec USB GPS Mouse Receiver
Audio: Kenwood KDC-X990 Headunit with 2-Channel Amp and 10" Subwoofer
Screen: 7" Lilliput Motorised In-Dash Touchscreen
OS: Windows XP SP2
Sat-Nav: Map Monkey
The audio from the PC runs to the kenwood headunit which powers the speakers and has a sub-output to the Kenwood 2-channel amplifier which in-turn powers a Panasonic 10" subwoofer. The end result is unbelievable. The sound quality and bass response of such a small and relatively inexpensive system is amazing which has made me quite happy with the result.
Here is my 1998 Toyota Supra RZ-s TwinTurbo which currently pumps out a modest 350hp at the wheels.
The PC Pre-Install
The PC During Install
The PC has been mounted on the floor under the drivers seat where it is out of the way yet still easily accessible and can't be heard.
Lilliput 7" Motorized In-Dash XGA Touchscreen
Amplifier and Subwoofer
Kenwood 250watt 2-Channel Amplifier bridged to Panasonic 10" Subwoofer
At the moment I'm finished and happy with the result, but I'm also thinking about what I can do next. I have a Phidget USB IO board that I want to hook into a few things (like power windows, etc) but I need to look into software to run that and will work with MediaEngine. If there isn't any I suppose I will have to write one.
Other than that, my only gripe is with Map Monkey and it's constant "You are over the speed limit" warning. I drive a Supra dammit! I LIVE over the speed limit. I suppose I will have to figure out how to turn it off.
Pics aint working for me.
Hi jazz13 very nice car and install!
Man! Thats a very nice car you got there. How do you like the in dash lilliput ? I read the reception on the radio is not so good.
...so what exactly would be the point of having the windows controlled by the computer...
I've tossed around the idea of doing this a couple of times, but never really rationalized it out fully
Wank-factor.Originally Posted by Dennis5587
yeah, the most i can get too...
nice looking car and setup. I just am wondering why you put so much work into the car and carputer to have a plane sub box.