Finnish Renault 5 (S)low-rider (psone screen modded)
So I decided to build my first carputer in my little Renault!!
This is how it looks at the moment:
It is a crappy standard 1,2 litre "shopping bag"
I'm going to do a lot to this car though ;) I'm currently going trough an engine rebuild... a 1,4 litre version. A bit more power to make the ride more smooth...
Also the interior is going to be rebuilt for the most part!
As for the carputer part:
As a screen I will be using a Sony psone screen which I bought from huuto.net (auction site like ebay, but here in Finland). I've been fiddling around with the screen and took it apart so I could make an VGA-mod get better quality ;)
Though for now I'm trying to find a broken psone so I'd get the connector from it and build a vga --> psone av converter cable...
The first plan was to use a Dell optiplex GX100 (intel 433MHz) desktop computer! Got it from a friend for free...
Plans have changed. Messing around with powerstrip has confirmed me that the integrated intel 810 chipset will not work with the psone screen :P
So now I'm going to use my home pc (450AMD with ATI radeon...) and use the dell as my home pc.
I'll build a some sort of regulator for the screen and power the pc via inverter (no I'm not going to use a dc --> dc converter because they cost a ****load of money here in finland and no I'm not going to buy anything from eBay)
I think I'll have to rebuild my subwoofer box in order to fit the computer to the trunk :rofl:
Currently I play mp3 music with my creative usb-mp3player thingy... I've got it hooked up through my dodgy pioneer HU:s ip-bus connector! Just sticked some wires to the ip-bus connector and soldered rca connectors to it. Works just fine :)
I've soldered a vga cable to the screen and tested it... IT'S WORKING :D
Only problem with it is that the screen flickers alot... When I play video it looks fine but all the stuff that doesn't move flickers... I'll have to search if anyone has had the same problem :P
This is how the screen looks through the composite input:
Signal from my DVD-player...
Some day I'll take photos of the vga-mod picture quality...
Merry Christmas everyone :D
And the same in finnish...
Hyvää Joulua kaikille Suomalaisille ;)
Not much really happened to the car... I did buy a "new" pc to my house from my school for 50€ (1,2GHz AMD)! So now I can strip up my old pc and start mounting it in the car :D
I´ll be posting pictures as I start on that...