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    Low Bitrate c4shm0ney's Avatar
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    Chevy Metro supercharged with car computer intergration.

    I'm posting pics of my progress today. I have the computer and custom enclosure mostly completed.

    I will be doing the electrical including lighting and mounting the 10.4 inch tft touchscreen in the near future. More pictures to follow.

    The enclosure is made of plywood and smoked acrylic. The large fan was taken from an older compaq server.






    Completed box with acrylic top and front panel





    This is a closeup through the smoked acrylic.


    The acrylic paper is off with a dark wood stain

    Total build time on the enclosure was about 3.5hrs

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    any pics of the car it's going to be installed in ?
    '02 Toyota Celica TS
    Carputer progress : [#######---]
    Currently working on : software ...
    Parts : IBM thinkpad X60 wired up in the booth (T7200 - 1.5Gb Ram - 320GB HD)
    Parts needed: USB wifi dongle (with external antenna)

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    I'll post some later in the project. I'm sure everyone will laugh b/c it is a cheap car but I'm mostly happy with it for now.

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    being impatiant as i am i did some and came up with this :


    Is that the one ?
    '02 Toyota Celica TS
    Carputer progress : [#######---]
    Currently working on : software ...
    Parts : IBM thinkpad X60 wired up in the booth (T7200 - 1.5Gb Ram - 320GB HD)
    Parts needed: USB wifi dongle (with external antenna)

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    Yeah that is the Metro, mine is silver however and I have way more bird**** on the hood.


    "Metro, It'll get you there"

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    not that i care but i just find your car and user name so ironic :

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    I like that case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatrickB
    not that i care but i just find your car and user name so ironic :

    it's all cool, I'm just a southside balla on a budget.

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    almost done.

    After 12 hours of wiring,cutting,painting,fusing,bleeding,cursing,drilling ,cursing,sweating,sanding,testing and installing the system is operational.

    Remaining to be done.

    ground pc chasis
    install ATI TV card
    jump audio from FM card and TV card to line-in on soundcard.
    mount TFT bracket and install
    create enclosure for GPS reciver,Linksys USB Wifi adapter and radar detector in rear view.
    Troubleshoot custom keyboard extension cable.
    wrap cables in conduit

    Pictured below is my keyboard which I'm still working on it was designed for one of the early police car / computer intergration. It is illuminated with red leds. I had it sandblasted and powder coated a flat black. The cable is extended with 12 foot of CAT5e cable.




    Pictured below is the switch panel. Made from folded aluminun cut to shape.




    Installed, excuse my nappy floor board.




    Installed.

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    I discovered the system is unstable during hot days like today. I'm currently working on a design to vent the trunk cavity which warmed up like an oven today. The system will involve a port hole from the trunk to the interior cabin with a high capacity DC fan and some tubing. I believe cooling the trunk interior will make the system more stable during the warmer months. I will be doing some testing with a wireless tempature probe tomorrow to gauge the temps in the trunk. I am interested in hearing how others have addressed this problem.
    01 Metro LSI
    79hp 41MPG Highway
    Check my progress
    http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/worklogs/51295-01-metro-lsi-4-door.html

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