Page 1 of 6 123456 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 51

Thread: 1997 Audi A8 Ibm Thinkpad T30 install..

  1. #1
    Variable Bitrate
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    351

    1997 Audi A8 Ibm Thinkpad T30 install..

    This is a complete revision of my Car computer.. the original design has a commell LV670 board behind the dash and i decided to go the Laptop route.

    This new system is running the following hardware and is 100% funcitonal with the exception of the shutdowncontroller auto powering the on/off of the laptop.


    Equipment:
    Ibm T30 laptop with 40gb hdd
    Xenarc 700TSV mounted in Double din sized dash
    Creative Sound Blaster Audigy Zs Notebook
    XMPCR with toslink
    Holux Gm-210 usb gps
    2x Belkin Tetra hubs (1 in the front and 1 in rear)
    1 playstation 2 mini keyboard
    Belkin usb bluetooth
    Jeff Muchas shutdown controller
    Shuttle Express a MUST HAVE!
    X10 Remote
    Buffalo USB 802.11g wireless usb

    Sound:
    Earthquake PHD3 amplifier for Pioneer TSW5000SPL subs in sealed enclosure
    Alpine MRV-F540 amplifier for 4 Morel 4 inch mid bass speakers and 4 Pioneer ODR series Tweaters

    Power:
    2x Hawker Odyssey PC1700 batteries 1 for normal use / 1 for extended cpu usage when car is off
    Dual rectifier CS144 275 amp alternator

    Software:
    Iguidance 2.0
    Mediaengine
    Windows XP
    -Jack
    2006 Chrysler 300C AWD
    Samsung Galaxy Tab In dash

  2. #2
    Variable Bitrate
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    351
    Pictures
    Attached Images Attached Images      
    -Jack
    2006 Chrysler 300C AWD
    Samsung Galaxy Tab In dash

  3. #3
    Variable Bitrate
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    351
    Ever since i installed XP SP2 update my bluetooth will not work.. microshaft insists on using their software which does not support anything.. looks like its back to the drawring board
    -Jack
    2006 Chrysler 300C AWD
    Samsung Galaxy Tab In dash

  4. #4
    Variable Bitrate
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    351
    More pictures

    Notice the reverse camera mounted in my taillight! Great camera with wide angle viewing... ebay special..
    Attached Images Attached Images    
    -Jack
    2006 Chrysler 300C AWD
    Samsung Galaxy Tab In dash

  5. #5
    Variable Bitrate
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    351
    Timing...

    To eliminate pops form the amplifiers i ended up gettin a tiem delay relay that will delay power on for 45 seconds. This helped greatly the computer is just about ready to play when they kick on.

    The shutdown controller is set up to turn all power off after 1 minute from powerdown.

    Powerdown should be quick since i disabled the swap file in xp due to the 1gig of ram the laptop has. IT has helped greatly.
    -Jack
    2006 Chrysler 300C AWD
    Samsung Galaxy Tab In dash

  6. #6
    Variable Bitrate Hark's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Atlanta, GA USA
    Posts
    440
    How did you install that backup-cam? You cut a hole in your backup light?

  7. #7
    Raw Wave BoyNextDoor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Walden, NY
    Posts
    2,115
    Quote Originally Posted by Hark
    How did you install that backup-cam? You cut a hole in your backup light?
    The A8 has a release lock there, he probably just removed it, and installed it there.

    Man, you have one of my dreamcars. Will you be coming to the meet? I'd like to check it out... Nice job done... Props!

  8. #8
    Variable Bitrate Hark's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Atlanta, GA USA
    Posts
    440
    Got any pics of the T30 mounted? Did you change the bulbs that light up the footwells to red, or did it come that way?

  9. #9
    Variable Bitrate
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    351
    Quote Originally Posted by BoyNextDoor
    The A8 has a release lock there, he probably just removed it, and installed it there.

    Man, you have one of my dreamcars. Will you be coming to the meet? I'd like to check it out... Nice job done... Props!

    Actually i drilled a 1 inch hole in the driver side taillight. The trunk lock is actually on the pass side. I wanted to make it even.

    Give me details on the gtg id love to go if i can make it.
    -Jack
    2006 Chrysler 300C AWD
    Samsung Galaxy Tab In dash

  10. #10
    Variable Bitrate
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    351
    Quote Originally Posted by Hark
    Got any pics of the T30 mounted? Did you change the bulbs that light up the footwells to red, or did it come that way?
    Ill get more pics this weekend. However the red color is from a set of 4 6 inch neon tubes in each footwell front and back.
    -Jack
    2006 Chrysler 300C AWD
    Samsung Galaxy Tab In dash

Page 1 of 6 123456 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. FS: IBM Thinkpad 1400, National Display Systems Screen
    By emailthis1 in forum Classified Archive
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 10-02-2005, 02:02 PM
  2. Replies: 21
    Last Post: 01-27-2005, 05:37 PM
  3. Audi A6 custom install carpc with fingerprint recognition
    By ejdeleon in forum Show off your project
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: 07-07-2004, 03:25 PM
  4. My 1997 Audi A4 install
    By StutterinJ in forum Show off your project
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 06-11-2004, 11:51 PM
  5. EBAY: IBM T23 Thinkpad
    By migel628 in forum Classified Archive
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-28-2004, 02:06 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •