[DEAD]Project Turtle: 1993 Toyota Tercel/56K=FAIL
This thread will serve as a basis for my new project. Project λ (Lambda): 1994 Chevrolet G20 Conversion Van
I'll be referring back here often. As a result, I am NOT closing this thread yet.
Well, my carPC stuff got off to an extremely rough start. First, I didn't get the car I wanted, so the screen I had purchased in advance was too big! I custom-made a new one that fit perfectly, and like a dummy, left it on my dash. I live in NM, and the sun's not exactly friendly to plastic and electronics... Needless to say, that didn't last long. :( :doh:
First, my setup.(Updated 3-21-10)
Intel D945GCLF mATX motherboard
Windows XP Pro SP3-with EWF/HORM
Intel Atom 1.6Ghz
16GB SSD (System disk)
32GB SSD (Music/Videos disk)
Opus 120 DC/DC PSU
Rosewill RNX-G1W with a roof mount antenna
Generic GPS ($20 on eBay)
Centrafuse 3 Auto
1000W inverter for whatever
200W VR3 Amplifier
2 8" Pyramid Subwoofers
2x Audiobahn Composite speakers/tweeters(front speakers)
2x Alpine Type R(rear speakers/blew one... :( )
At one point, I had an XM Direct box hooked up, but it got fried in my experimentation, along with the only true serial port on the motherboard. As a result, I started hunting an XMPCR, even though I knew they were few and far between. I managed to find one on MyRadioStore.com for $60. Considering the fact that my Sony headunit is XM-Ready, I tried yet another XM Direct box bundled with the Sony adapter kit. It didn't work either. So, I got the XMPCR. BEST INVESTMENT EVER! Got it hooked up and integrated into RR(Digital FX 4.0; best skin ever!). EDIT: Then I swithced to Centrafuse because I didn't have the time to mess with Road(Ride)Runner
Since my first post in this thread, I have purchased a Lilliput EBY701 that is integrated into my dash now. (see post #105)
Added LED floor lights and reset button with indicator LEDs. See post here.
LED tail lights with electronic flasher here.
Everything running smoothly, pre-2nd HD death... :( and shiny Turtle here.
Here, here and here are pix from the fabrication of the bezel.
I also have made changes from the cardboard box below, to a case that I got from rdoltz.(Thanks man!) Also for all of the electrical help.
Ozzy71 I also owe thanks to him as well.
I also owe ZX1Cruizer (FKA: HiJackZX1) some thanks for selling me the Ground Loop Isolator and the SSD, along with all of the tips.
Other changes are in the works. Stay tuned!!! :lol: