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Old 18th May 2007, 20:59   #1
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Default Not Another Car PC :)

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Sorry for the low quality pics..
Just a couple of things remain now
- Phone Integration
- Installing satguide destinator maps...mapking maps are off by 10-100 mtrs half the time

More pics in the daytime
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Old 18th May 2007, 21:06   #2
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I must say thats a great job right there !! Does that screen roll down?
Keep it up!
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abhi neat install man. Do post complete details once you have done it up completely.
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hmmm
so you are the superczar of TE

nice work dude.
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Old 18th May 2007, 22:34   #5
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Awesome job Abhi! is that a Stationary screen or Flip ? And are you using PC for the audio and video?
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Old 18th May 2007, 22:59   #6
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Smile more details on the build!

Nice work man, can you give us more details on the build.

from where you got the parts.
how did you manage to power up the PC.

is it custom built or branded.

would love to know what parts you have used as well,
thanks a lot.

looks neat!
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Fantastic work man..!!!
Does the PC work as a GPS too along with playing the music??

Keep it coming.!
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Looking good, abhi! DIY?
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nice neat job abhi! do elaborate on the details and costs involved!
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wow thats a nice work..............
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abhi, in tour dash where the Ac knobs are the lower right light (behind the dash) is fused. You might want to replace that bulb. ok I am nitpicking but what else can I say. Fantastic.

P.S. My wife drives a Corsa Sail if she sees your car I am doomed.
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Nice work sir....so how are you powering the computer......
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Old 19th May 2007, 12:21   #13
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Thanks for appreciating guys!
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Looking good, abhi! DIY?
yup pretty much

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abhi, in tour dash where the Ac knobs are the lower right light (behind the dash) is fused. You might want to replace that bulb. ok I am nitpicking but what else can I say. Fantastic.
not sure if I got you Navinjee
should i replace that bulb to a dimmer one so that it doesn't distract?

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Nice work sir....so how are you powering the computer......
I need to source a DC-DC PSU, but until then, it is running off a 150W 110V AC inverter (Xantrex)
The Xantrex is hooked to a Tank circuit (Diode Isoltaor based) connected to a small gel type sealed battery ....
So I can let the setup run even when the engine is off without any risk of draining the main battery..and the battery powering the comp gets charged when the car is running

OT, Is that your son in your avatar?

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Does the PC work as a GPS too along with playing the music??
Works as a music player (with over 6K songs on the HDD currently )
as a DVD/DivX player
as a GPS
Setting it up to integrate it with my cellphone over bluetooth
Runs games

Oh well, it's a PC, it can do anything that a PC can do

[quote]nice neat job abhi! do elaborate on the details and costs involved![quote]
The total cost so far is just a tad above 30K
All the gory details are here: http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/diy-do...ff-ground.html

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so you are the superczar of TE
Yessir...I presume you go by the same nick there though

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not sure if I got you Navinjee
should i replace that bulb to a dimmer one so that it doesn't distract?

OT, Is that your son in your avatar?

The total cost so far is just a tad above 30K
No no. what i meant is behind where the 3 knobs of the AC controls are there are 6 bulbs to illuminate the legend of the AC. The lower right legend is not visible and hence I believe the bulb behind that legend is fused. It happened to my wife car eventually I replaced all 6 bulbs with new bulbs (or were there 8 bulbs?).
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Old 19th May 2007, 14:58   #15
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^^ Hehe, I had never even noticed that and you spotted it in a picture

On a side note, I was wondering whether to mould /mount the LCD in dash but after a couple of trial runs by just ghetto fixing the LCD in the dash, I realized that having it there would mean taking my eyes off the road and downwards
while on dash, it is exactly at eye level so I just need to steal a sideways glance to look at the GPS or to change the music

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