Rofl - I am an expat South-African
sounds great, keep it coming you great big aussie shellia
so wait... are you male or female?
Got a bit more done, adjusting the cutouts to accommodate the rubber-beading (u-channel) and keeping the MacMini not to cosy and tight, as I still want to fabricate (maybe) a linear actuator to jack the front of the Mini up approx 1", to allow me to mount/dismount DVD's.
Anyway, that's still something in the pipeline, which will happen soon, as I have placed the order for the FusionBrain to enable me to control this linear actuator, as well as the temperature inside the console to keep the Mini happy and not to warm.
Thanx to Tim and Nick for their superb service, it ia appreciated, Guys :flowers:
Anyway, as mentioned, I fitted the rubber-beading to better round off the edges on the ABS plastic, I still need to clean up a little - secured it in place with the old favorite, superglue.
Here a few shots of the unit with the lid closed....
and here a few shots of the Mini, with the console lid open:
and here you can see the u-channel beading a little more clear, the Mni fits cosy, but not overly tight:
Well, there's a lot of space below the Mini, so I have decided to mount a few extras in there - to keep wiring simplified, and neat, the Carnetix P2140 would go in there, as well as push-pull 120mm fan configuration on either side of the enclosure, if they will fit. Otherwise 2x80mm units will do, spinning at a lowly 5V, the speed of which will be controlled by the FusionBrain unit measuring exhaust temp on the Mini.
So, the console will house the complete setup, other than the LCD, and I hope to make it nice and neat, so I won't feel ashamed of opening the lid to showcase the unit
Let me know what you think so far.
Ha, my screen turned up today - just in time for my 40th b/day, which is tomorrow - feels more like a funeral than a b/day
Hehe - anyway, I am really surprised by the absolute clarity of this 10.4" screen - this Samsung panel looks amazing!
Wow.....and so much more real-estate than the puny 7" and 8" I were going to use - I am glad I opted to buy this, as it looks sweet :flowers:
Well, here is a few sreenshots, but suffice it to say, the camera cannot capture the quality.
Here are a few screenies:
Centrafuse Main display, showing 6 of 16 application-shortcuts I have in use - scrollling left or right via mouse, or touchscreen, or using Voice-command, I can select the others.
Then, a shot of my GPS, showing my the street where I live in Melbourne:
One of my mobile phone contacts list - you can also observe, in the top right-hand corner, the green button showing connection to phone, as well as the blue bars, which represents signal strength, and finally my prode and joy, just left of the signal stregth, the little icon that looks like a headset - as mentioned earlier, this Carputer now also acts as a full audio gateway, meaning I can talk throught the car stereo, and a mic, via the carputer, and utilize it as a handsfree setup for my mobile Nice feature to have working......
And, lastly, a screenshot showing current weather conditions at the main Tullamarine Airport, approx 20km away from where I live.
There's also displays for internet, my OBD-II applications, and a few others, but you get the idea....
Well, you need the Widcomm driver stack, which will support the full Audio-Gateway featureset, which the standard MS Bluetooth Stack doesn't! Look at the phoco.net website, they explain everything over thereOriginally Posted by Blackballs
Well, quite a while ago I got myself a 2nd hand Dualzone climate control:
to replace the old Manual MCC witch my UTE came with (and no option for an upgrade)
and now it looksd like this - quite an improvement, even if I say so myself - just looks more rounded...
Well, to go to the next stage of my Carputer installation, I had to get a 2nd bezel, which I picked up from ASL in Lynbrook, Victoria - thanx Fadi
I will remove the factory LCD, with buttons:
and install it immediately below the ICC, where I earlier considered mounting the MacMini, but which was since relocated to the cd-onsole:
and then, this area I will have to remove, and fabricate my new 10.4" LCD in - area indicated is the approximate viewable size of the LCD
Nice and big, but not overly so.....just the what the doctor ordered.
I will start with the fabrication probably next week only, as I still have to finalize mounting the MacMini in the cd-console.