Unfortunately, the lilliput doesn't support ISO mounting, so we had to make our own crazy mounting system using the stock bracket and some sheet metal.
the obligatory dew shot
the completed mounts, well almost. This entire setup still needs work, but it works for now.
Just a quick view of how much shtuff is jammed into the dash area
Now, on to the shock mount. This is actually the near final version. The first version was literally some shock cord and a cardboard box with lots of duck tape. I forgot to take pictures of it, but your imagination could probably fill that in.
Here is the near final version, just needing some final road testing.
(notice the new audio wires going to the amp)
This is the top of that mount, my camera didn't like the light so you'll have to bear with it
The bottom of the mount
The power side of the trunk has the inverter and all the circuitry to handle crank and auto-turning on the inverter and such.
Now, back up to the dash. Here is everything off.
The glove box has the USB hub and extension RCAs for the video-in on the lilliput. (still having some issues here, but more on that after the pics)
All on, the video likes changing resolution on me. I just have to write some applescripts or something. My camera doesn't like chromey things in the dark
Of course, the branding.
So what is left? Plenty.
There are still some goofy touchscreen issues. The computer doesn't seem to like the touchscreen turning on and off, so I'll lose the touchscreen under some strange circumstances. To solve this, I have to reset some USB stuff or just make the computer turn on after the monitor is on.
The iPod adapter for my head unit isn't working. I have no clue why. I want it so that I can listen to music without required my computer to be on, and so that I can plug in anybody's ipod without dealing with any "this ipod is synced..." nonsense.
GPS is just not there yet. I have the unit, I just have to install it and get it working again.
The bracket that is holding the head unit and monitor in place still needs some work. I may have to get access to a CNC and just make one from scratch. I also have to adjust the face plate, since the head unit's face can't flip down.
In the trunk, I still have to add panels to conceal the computer and power areas. These will probably be hinged. I am not entirely sure.
Wifi. I just can't get any. The computer is in the trunk with oodles of shielding around it. I need to find a sharkfin (ideally) antenna that doesn't require me to drill into the body. I am just not ready for that yet.
It is very close to done. I would say I am about 95% complete. It is useable, but still has too many quirks to be called done; then again, when is something like this ever done. One can always find something to improve and tinker with.
I will be developing my own front end, as some of the control schemes in AMP are just too unsafe for my tastes. It is not as intuitive as it could be; I have to actually look at the screen.
I have a some more pictures at my gallery on my site: http://blueservr.com/gallery/v/macincar/
Here are the stats as they stand right now:
- Infiniti Surrounds
- Pioneer DEH-7700MP with RCA and iPod adapters
- Two 12" Audiobahn subwoofers
- Soundstorm 1200 Watt 2 channel amp
- 1.5 Farad Capacitor
- 12" Powerbook G4 (1.5 GHz) with 1.25 GB RAM
- iMic USB soundcard
- Lilliput 7" indash motorized touch screen monitor
- USB 2.0 Hub (garbage radio shack brand)
- 110 Watt power inverter
- AMP frontend
A multitude of thanks goes to my good friend Darius who got me into this whole car computer stuff and helped me along the way, my neighbors for putting up with us working until 3am for several nights in a row and my father for the use of all of his tools.
Any feedback is much appreciated.