2011 Kia Picanto PC build
I have been a member for a while now , mostly just reading and gathering info.
I started developing a carputer for my Kia Picanto.
siliconpower T10 32GB ssd
navilock usb GPS receiver sirfIII
sitecom BT dongle
Custom 7 inch full HD touchscreen
For radio module I have taken apart a pioneer carradio and took out the radioreceiver module.
A friend of me (zanbee) is currently trying to make the module communicate with an arduino and the arduino with a custom RR plugin.
For the screen I decided to look in china , because where I live (The Netherlands) touchscreens are very expensive.
So after a lot of googling around I found a manufacturer in china that could provide me with an open frame 7 inch touchscreen for 60 dollars.:clap2:
dont need a frame around it anyways because that would have been the first thing I would have taken off.
This is where it is all supposed to go:
I ordered a dashpart for a 2din radio:
So I decided to setup the components on my desk so I could setup the components and software correctly from the comfort of my chair:
then I received my touchscreen from china:
the screen is smaller than the hole in the dash so I needed to make a plastic frame to make it fit, I had an old laptop and the back of the screen had a nice size plastic cover I could chop up.
after a lot of measuring, cutting and sanding I ended up with this:
For the software side of things , I have practically all components I need except my ssd , so I decided to start installing and testing using a spare HDD I have.
So far I installed win7 and RR , got the phone working with bluesoleil and the .net mobilephone plugin.
Installed Igo8 and integrated it with RR.
Reborn skin installed and made custom kia logo for it :)
did some tweaking to the system but with the old semi-busted drive its hard to see any improvements, guess I will have to wait till the SSD arrives.
after a lot of sanding and several coats of spray paint I got my frame finished.
I installed the screen into the dash, looks pretty nice :)
This is it for the moment , as I make more steps towards completion I will post them here