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    1995 Saturn SC2

    My crappy carputer. Its a M6000 powered by a OPUS90w that boots from a 13 gig 3.5" hdd and outputs a composite signal to my widescreen lcd. Nothing special, YET!


    widescreen lcd



    ...again....



    Your typical 10$ Walmart tool box velcro'd into a messy trunk. (carputer inside)



    a $2 electrical conduit box modified with switches that control power to the lcd(bottom) and the opus remote line (top, obviously)




    I am finally back home so I again have a driveway to work in. yay yay!!!!!!!!!!1111!!!11!!!1!!one!!!1111
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    Hey if it works for you, enjoy! Could be a lot worse.

    Only thing is that screen. It is begging to be stolen. Good Luck

    That tool box blends right in, if there wasn't a fan grille I would have never suspected it to be the comp.
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    the screen has a quick release on it and gets stowed under the seat out of view. I am thinking of bulding some sort of enclosure around it to give it the apperance of being built into the dash, kinda like the Toyota Prius. I hope that would be a theft and police deterant.
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    Yes, yet another Saturn install
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    Well, the screen is pretty much screaming to be stolen, but as long as you put it away when you park.

    I like the idea of using an "electrical conduit box" for switchs, may have to look into something like that myself, as I've been toying with where I can put switchs without cutting anything up...

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    Ok, where should the LCD go? I am ready to perm mount it in, but I just cannot deceide how or where to put it.
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    I have no input onthe screen, though haveing owned and 95 saturn I know there is not a lot of room for a monitor in the cabin.

    But, I have to tell you that tool box set up is great. Disguising the computer as an every day item, that is innovative.

    Nice job.
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    i think i mentioned that same place in another thread in fabrication... its seems to be best!
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    Ok, so the carputer was out for the whole Fall semester, and im ready to get it back in.

    The first problem I remember having was that after about 20 or so startups from hibernation, the carputer would freeze about 5 minutes after startup. This would require me to stop the car, unhook the main power cable from the carputer and reconnect it. This is a pain in the arse.

    So the new carputer will have a built in relay that will be placed between the main power feed and the opus. With the coil unloaded, the relay will allow current through to the opus. A momentary switch will then be placed between a 12volt source and the coil on the relay.

    When the carputer freezes, all I need to do is hold the momentary switch for about 10 seconds to remove the power from the opus to allow a fresh reboot.

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