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Thread: Video FAQ: How to put a PC in your car

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    Video FAQ: How to put a PC in your car

    A very quick 5 minute video how-to for putting a PC in your car, featuring my Mac Mini install in the iBug. The basics are the same for a PC installation.
    [MEDIA]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RAubCPJhS_U[/MEDIA]
    If media embedding above does not work, go to this link: Car PC 101 for the newbie
    Quote Originally Posted by ghettocruzer View Post
    I was gung ho on building a PC [until] just recently. However, between my new phone having internet and GPS and all...and this kit...Im starting to have trouble justfiying it haha.
    Want to:
    -Find out about the new iBug iPad install?
    -Find out about carPC's in just 5 minutes? View the Car PC 101 video

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    Nicely done!!!

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    Excellent! Way to go on this!

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    I gotta bust some chops here...
    Installing a carPC in your car.
    Uhhhh... Where else would you install a carPC?

    At least you admit you're too cheap to buy an amplifier...


    Overall, it's very well done and very informative. Kudos, BB!
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



    Under normal circumstances, a signature would go here.

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    Good job


    I must bust your chops on this one though. Seriously....

    Where is your grommet protecting the power wire that runs through the hole you drilled in the metal?

    If Red saw that she would be all over you on that one too. That could be potential fire hazard if it slowly makes connection and starts sparking even if you are protected by a fuse.
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    durwood....you beat me to it.

    I posted the vid in the faq in the nav bar faq, but I didn't watch the whole thing.

    bug - you know....you should....

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    I know, I know. I ought to know better, but that's what the fuse is for, after all!

    Seriously, I didn't have a grommet and I basically forgot after I installed it. There's probably a lot of other stuff that would horrify you about my install as well. Let's just say that it looks better on video than in real life.
    Quote Originally Posted by ghettocruzer View Post
    I was gung ho on building a PC [until] just recently. However, between my new phone having internet and GPS and all...and this kit...Im starting to have trouble justfiying it haha.
    Want to:
    -Find out about the new iBug iPad install?
    -Find out about carPC's in just 5 minutes? View the Car PC 101 video

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarquePervert View Post
    For convenience:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RAubCPJhS_U


    I gotta bust some chops here...
    Installing a carPC in your car.
    Uhhhh... Where else would you install a carPC?

    At least you admit you're too cheap to buy an amplifier...
    I got it embedded in the orginal post, thanks. I was getting a database error earlier.

    Umm...and I fixed the redundant redundancies. At least in the post. I'm not going to re-edit the video just to fix that. I was winging it the whole way anyhow.
    Quote Originally Posted by ghettocruzer View Post
    I was gung ho on building a PC [until] just recently. However, between my new phone having internet and GPS and all...and this kit...Im starting to have trouble justfiying it haha.
    Want to:
    -Find out about the new iBug iPad install?
    -Find out about carPC's in just 5 minutes? View the Car PC 101 video

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    bah!

    just don't rely on the fuse in the future...
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    Please post on the forums! Chances are, someone else has or will have the same questions as you!

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    quick tip, if you don't have a gromet, silicone can be used for an acceptable finish, coat the whole hole & wire, stick it in a bit more & a bit more silicone.

    the difference is that a grommet will garentee the wire has a rubber barrier to the sharp edge where with silicone it can still have the wire touching the edge, but if it doesn't move at all (it won't when fully cured) it' a whole lot better than just drilling a wire & sticking it in a dry sharp hole

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