Still laying everything out, but almost everything has arrived.
Carnetix is installed in the Bybyte enclosure. The input side will be facing out, to keep the wiring simple. I cut all the usb connections and will be soldering on new male ends to the correct length. I have a powered 7 port squid hub coming to connect everything to. Most all of the USB components (minus the GPS and possibly obd-2 later on) will be inside the Bybyte, with just one usb running out of the case down to the PC.
I needed to be able to turn on the Foxconn PC, and wanted a simple removable cable. I decided to re-purpose some 1/8" headphone jacks. One in the PC, one in the carnetix. Now I can just measure and purchase a simple 1/8" to 1/8" cable to interconnect.
I also mounted a power jack to the other side of the carnetix, to power the 5v line. I dont like the idea of just hanging the wires out the slots per the carnetix manual. Thats too tacky on a expensive power supply.
Still working on lengthening the media center ir receiver, it will be mounted in the front panel where the touchscreen ir was. I dont think I will have much use for the lcd remote, so I am ok with that.
Last but not least, I am struggling with the volume decision. I want a rotary encoder to mount in the bezel, but the griffin is large and unreliable, the phidgets require programming knowledge (and I dont have the patients for learing it at this point) and the final alternative is to hack apart a dell keyboard with rotary volume and use it. I am leaning this way, but we will see.
More to come....