New GPS and Mother Board arrived!!!
My new USB GPS and Intel LIttle Valley mother board have arrived! :dance:
Will post pictures soon!
I tested the GPS and the acquisition time is very fast, I cant even compare with my previous GPS (bought in 2003).
I will have to buy a P4-12V to P4-12V for the M2-ATX, in order to test the Mother Board in the car. I will test it with a regular PC PSU that I have.
Fabrication in progress...
Hi, just to inform that the fabrication is being done.
I was out on a business trip to Vegas (coming back home now), so I left the car in my friend's audio store, they are taking care of the dash fabrication. The car was there for a week (during my trip).
Tomorrow I will see the car (I am coming back home now, from Vegas to Brazil, at DFW now), and I hope to see lot of progress.
I have some pictures that I will post soon, from the fabrication process and the finished pieces.
Also, I bought a Griffin Powermate in this trip to USA (had mp3car.com ship to my hotel) it was cheap and its good to use a volume knob (maybe). I tested it in my notebook and it is very cool. If I dont use it in the car, I may use it at home.
Dash fabrication is done, parts are being painted
The dash fabrication is done and the pieces are being painted!! :high5:
Here is some pictures of the dashboard completely destructed hehehe, and the parts being made. I took them using my cellphone, low res.
This is the new part that will replace the original one (civic have a cupholder and cigarette adapter there). Its made of wood and KPO (this is the name of the glue they are using). Below the object holder, there will be an USB port and the cigarrete adapter.
This fabrication is being done by a friend's stereo store, because I am having business trips these days (btw, I'm on the airport now). For the friends of Sao Paulo Brazil, I would recommend them, PM if you are interested.
So tomorrow the parts will be back from painting and I hope to have it all installed until saturday.
Next week we will begin the trunk fabrication, but that will be quicker than the dashboard. :dance:
Trunk fabrication in progress...
Here is the first pictures of the trunk.
First here is the trunk before:
Here is the right side done (wood), will be painted or covered with the same gray carpet. The CarPC "slot" will have a transparent acrylic window:
Some pictures of that part being created (by Italian Sound):
I got a piece of metal from an old PC case, and used that to hold the MotherBoard (it already have the holes for it), M2-ATX and HDD (I had to drill holes for them). This metal was cut to the minimum size to fit in the slot we've created in the wood.
I've added 5 Coolers, 2 "inbound", 2 "outbound" and there is another one behind the wood that will take the air from one side to the other. I am using high performance (but silent) coolers, and I hope to have great flow of air there.
We still need to do the trunk floor (with a "door" to access the spare tire), and also the left side of the trunk (with the sub).
More pictures soon.