2013 Ultima Can Am - PC Install
I was in 2 minds about posting this, but I'm at a loose end tonight, so here goes! It's taken me a while to get around to this, but the time is finally here. After 10mths of planning, 16mths of building and countless hrs in the garage, the Ultima is nearing completion. Fabrication work on the interior is underway and I'm currently working on a lower console that will link the main dashboard down to the gearstick surround (see pic below for the viod I need to fill!). This lower console will house the touchscreen, frontending to a PC located down in the passenger footwell. Specs as follows.....
M350 mini-ITX case - Zotac D2700 M/B with dual core 2.2GHZ Atom CPU, integrated WiFi, BlueTooth, Nvidia 520 and audio. 4GB RAM, 128GB mSata drive, MonkeyBoard DAB radio, TDA7850 amp, BU353 S4 GPS, M3-ATX intelligent PSU, Lilliput 669HB touchscreen in Bybyte DD frame, iPhone 4S, JL Audio 5x7 speakers. I'll be running Win7 (built with RT7Lite), FreeICE or Centrafuse front end, Sygic or Odyssey navigation.
I'm mid way thru' the procurement of the above and hope to have the last items in hand in the next week or two, at which point I'll build up the PC and get Windows running. In the meantime I'm working on the centre console to house the screen.
There's not much to show for now, but as I progress with the PC, I'll try to keep this thread updated. Until then, here's a couple of pics of my last 16mths work and if you want to see another hundred or so, the full picture set is on my build diary linked in my sig. In the meantime, if you've got any advice for me, pls feel free to share :)