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    Thumbs up New GPS and Mother Board arrived!!!

    Hi all,

    My new USB GPS and Intel LIttle Valley mother board have arrived!

    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.

    Thanks
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    Thumbs up Finally 800x480!

    Hi,

    The new motherboard (Intel Little Valley D201GLY) default driver offer 800x480 as an option by default, in the resolution settings.

    Here is a screenshot:


    So far this board is very good in price/performance/features.

    Cya
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    Thumbs up 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.
    http://store.mp3car.com/Griffin_Powe..._p/com-052.htm

    Thanks
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    Thumbs up Dash fabrication is done, parts are being painted

    Hi,

    The dash fabrication is done and the pieces are being painted!!

    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.

    Thanks
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    Very good job Vlad! And seems that you mantained the TS case intact! what about the cabeling?

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    Talking Dashboard Ready!!!

    Hi all,


    Yesterday I got the dashboard parts that were being painted and had them installed.


    DASHBOARD IS DONE!


    Here is the first picture of it:



    Quick comparison between BEFORE, DURING and AFTER:





    It looks very nice. The original dashboard was all grey, the new one has parts in black, its much better. Also the quality of the painting makes it look like an original part from honda hehehehe.

    Note the lower part that was completely fabricated to host the Air Conditioner, USB and Lighter. I lost my cup handler (didn't use it that much...), and there is also a new slot to hold things, as I mentioned in another post was made by Italian Sound, a friend's car audio store. For the brazillians I recommend them if you don't have much time to do the fabrication yourself: 11-5522-8408 ask for Luis, the guy is an artist!

    The AC relocation was not easy, but not that difficult to do. The challenge was the metal cable that controls temperature. Since I've only moved the AC from the top to the bottom, the cable lenght was fine, but the button was little bit hard to move (left-right), so we had to cut around 5 centimeters of it so it will curve better in its way inside the dashboard and now the button is slidding easier.

    The USB port iin the dashboard s an extension that goes back to the trunk. I decided not to use a hub, because there was no real need for more that one port there. Btw there is another extension for the Lilliput hidden behind.

    The lighter will be installed this week, I found one that has a green light that looks better. Note that there is a hole for it there, wiring is done. I will use it for the cellphone charger, as usual, probably.


    So what's next?

    Tomorrow I will reconnect the CarPC in the trunk, and will take new pictures, with RR running.

    I still need to get the trunk fabricated. I decided to put the sub in a new box integrated in the trunk in the left, the CarPC in a fabricated case in the right and replace the trunk carpet.




    Project almost done! (Phase 1 of course heheehh)
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    Could you give more detail on how you fabricated the dash piece for the A/C controls?
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    Progress (Phase one):

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    Great job!
    I think the hole below the AC is asking for a dvd drive!!! what do you think for the next phase?

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    Smile

    Quote Originally Posted by Uraijit View Post
    Could you give more detail on how you fabricated the dash piece for the A/C controls?
    Yes, I will post more pictures of the dashboard fabrication soon. I just need to get the pictures, I didn't use my camera.

    Quote Originally Posted by aperali View Post
    Great job!
    I think the hole below the AC is asking for a dvd drive!!! what do you think for the next phase?
    Thanks, there are still many things to do in this "phase 1", such as the trunk fabrication. But once all of that is done, phase 2 will be OBD Data Logging, Cell Phone, Rear-View cam, WiFi.
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    Thumbs up Trunk fabrication in progress...

    Hi,

    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.

    Thanks!
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    CarPC status: [||||||||||||] 100% - Phase 1 Complete!
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