2007 Hyundai Elantra - In Dash Transflective LCD - First CarPC
Ever since I was a kid I have always wanted to put a computer in my car. I just bought my first car a 2007 Hyundai Elantra.
Right away I started to plan out my first CarPC! Here is what I have come up with so far:
Screen: CarTFT CTF700-SH - VGA 7" TFT - (600nits) -Transflective
Motherboard & CPU: Intel D945GCLF2 Mini-ITX MB with Dual-core 1.6Ghz Intel Atom
PSU: Mini Box M4-ATX 250W 6V to 30V DC-DC Car PC Power Supply
GPS: Globalsat BU-353 SiRF star III USB Mouse GPS Receiver
Memory: 1GB OCZ (I might get a 2GB later)
Hard Drive: 3.5" 80GB SATA Western Digital (Will probably change this later)
Other: Griffin Powermate
Here is the stock dash:
First thing on my list was to put my deck in the car (had it in my parents car before :lol:)
This is the stereo installed with the dash apart.
While I had it apart I was trying to figure out how to mount an LCD in there for the CarPC!
And the stereo installed!
So my LCD finally came in yesterday! I ripped the dash out again and started to plan how to mount the LCD in there. I ended up buying a dremel from home depot and hacked off the two plastic mounts that were in my way!
I then sanded the plastic down and did a test fit. I couldn't believe it but it fit perfectly! There is absolutely no play vertically but some horizontally. I quickly got some foam to wedge the screen in there and then started working on a way to mount it in there. I got carried away and didn't take any more pictures. I will get them up soon! I made a really ghetto mount out of some aluminum siding and used two screw holes (1 for the clock and 1 for the AC vent). The mount just goes across the back of the screen diagonally. I was originally going to do 2 mounts but after the first one it was rock solid.
Here is the final result! A quick snap shot late at night. I am still blown away at how good it looks for just being placed behind the dash in one night!
That plastic on the LCD is just the protective stuff that came will the screen. It looks awful but I am leaving it on till I get something better. For now my deck is in my glove box ... I was hoping it would close but it doesn't ... I am thinking of just getting a 4ch amp so i can ditch the deck.
Please let me know if you guys have any ideas! I still have to mount everything else. I am undecided on where to put the computer .. under the seat or in the trunk?