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    2003 Honda Accord Sports Coupe - a worklog

    Ok,

    Finally decided to create a worklog. I hope to cover my install history (been working on it for 1.5 years....), problems, solutions, etc. To set the stage, here were/are my goals for the project:

    When I Started -- these were my main goals:

    1. Have All my music in my car (48G) [Done!]
    2. GPS [Done!]
    3. cellphone integrated with system [Done!]


    Now, I have added more

    4. Traffic updates [0% there]
    5. Quick boot speed [???]
    6. Reliable [???]
    --Every Boot returns to the same state
    7. HD Radio [0% there]
    8. Auto-uupdates (weather, traffic , gas prices, etc.) via BT phone Connection [0% there]
    9. Voice Recognition/Control [50% there]
    -- Use Mode button on Steering Wheel to Pause Music && Enable MIC, with VC always on....
    10. Use as many of cars existing controls as possible.... [25% there]



    Compenents in car (right now):

    MB899 Intel Core Single/Duo Mini-Itx Motherboard 945GM with Intel Core 2 Duo Mobile 1.66GHz
    Seagate EE25 40G
    OPUS Mini-ITX Vehicle PC Case w/ built in 120w power supply
    Xenarc 700TSV
    BU-353 Weather-proof GPS Receiver with IGuidance 3.0
    USB-UIRT
    DVD Drive - Pioneer K06
    D-Link DWA-130
    Generic Firewire Card
    Digital Sound processor
    Car2PC
    USB UIRT
    Parrot CK3000

    Power budget for Opus:

    Output: 120W Ripple Regulation
    +3.3V: 8A Max, 10A Peak 50mv p-p max 2%
    +5V: 8A Max, 10A Peak 50mv p-p max 2%
    +12V: 3.5A Max, 4.5A Peak 100mv p-p max 2%
    -12V: 0.35A Max, 0.5A Peak 150mv p-p max 10%
    +5V STDBY: 2A Max, 2.5A Peak 50mv p-p max 2%
    Power supply overall efficiency >90%

    Cpu/Motherboard/Memory:
    max power req - Core™ Duo 2.0GHz w/ 2x 1GB DDR2; +3.3V: 3.02A, +5V: 2.81A, +12V: 1.76A

    Seagate HD:


    Transcent SSD:
    +5v:

    Firewire card:

    Wireless network Card




    Of course, this all has to go into a ride...
    (older pic, when it looked all new and shinny)



    Other setup Info:
    My carputer is located in my trunk. It's mounted on a mdf board (with 2 rails, so I can remove the computer as necessary) which is screwed into the driver side wall of the trunk (there's a metal piece between the outside shell of the car and the fabric inside). I am using an Opus solutions case, which is to big to fit anywhere on the inside of the car.



    I have an amp under the passenger seat, my DSP processor under the driver seat, DVD drive/usb hub/DSP control unit in my center console,


    and USB UIRT/Car2PC behind monitor in the area that use to be the little cubby area (see next post for picture of monitor with the Parrot in the top left hand corner).

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    Ok,

    Some post on my hardware setup. Up first -- touchscreen monitor. I have the Xenarc 700TSV as my monitor. I choose to place it in the little cubby below -- as removing the actual stereo would be VERY problematic for simpletons like me. I had this piece installed by a professional. He also made the piece the monitor sits in.


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    Nice.. see my sig for my 07 accord coupe i had last year done.

    Talk to NeXson about a more OEM look for that xenarc.
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    Hey John,

    Was looking at you setup and noticed your using a car2pc. Which buttons from the headunit actually work?

    Nasa

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    who was the business that did your screen install?
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    Kandyman,

    Wyvon at a Tweeter in York, PA is the man who hooked up the mount for me.

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    If you get the radio attachment part from Honda for the 03 accord then that xenarc fits perfectly if you attach it from the back of that bezel attachment they sell... here is a pic of mine:





    Use the remote control of the xenarc instead of the buttons that are hidden behind the bezel.

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    Goal: Integrate Phone with system

    Solution: Parrot CK3000.

    I had been waitng to see if either Streetdeck or Centrafuse would provide integrated software solutions, but after waiting (and waiting, and waiting) and reviewing issues with echo -- I just decided it was time to move on to a proven solution. So today, I got the Parrot installed.

    Given my setup, which removed the HU out of the loop, the CK3000 was installed after my amp and before the speakers. A relay was installed to shut down the amp when a call is active (some people want sound still working while on the phone -- I just want the call, I get so few anyways )

    Intial testing had very positive results. No echo problems and both parties heard the call load and clear (although the person in the car seemed to be far away).

    I went with the CK3000 as it fit where I wanted to place it (the others were to large) and I didn't need streaming music from my phone (aka CK6000).

    The Parrot is the device in the upper left hand corner of the picture in post #2 (it has the red and green lights....)

    After a couple of months of use the CK3000 was dropping calls and people were having trouble talking with me... So, I took back to Best Buy and had them look at it. At the end, I ended up with the CK3100 (they didn't have any more CK3000). The CK3100 does work/sound better and the interface is nice. But it doesn't look as nice and integrated with the setup as the CK3000. I will post updated pictures soon....

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    Goal: Voice Control

    Begining Status:

    SWIX connected to steering wheel which is read by a USB UIRT and translated into command via GIRDER. Prior to this weekend I had just volume and prev/next buttons workings. Over the weekend I added support for the mode button which when pressed sends PLAY && system MUTE (for mic) commands. This will allow me to leave voice command active all the time and just activate the mic when necessary.

    To Do:

    Over the weekend I had a Parrot CK3000 installed. It has a nice little microphone. I already had one installed -- so I plan to remove it. The mic from the Parrot has a standard plug, so I plan to get a Y slitter and use that one mic. Once that's done I will be able to program voice command and meet this goal.

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    Goal: HD Radio

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