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Old 14th October 2009, 19:35   #511
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Today the lcd worked fine all day. Multiple efforts seems to have worked.
Cpu is now at 1.6Ghz and 1.2v ( its noticeably slow but i dont mind considering price of new lcd)
Lcd is powered by M3 ( was bit scared to load it with lcd current)
The blower fan pushing all air towards behind of motherboard.(Rs850 has helped)
Installed 4 port belkin usb hub. have to give it additional power. will use the car charge.
Bought a headrest lcd for 2500.
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Old 15th October 2009, 09:00   #512
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nice! Post some snaps.
I need to work on wiring from AMP to DC-DC PSU. hopefully this weekend.
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Old 27th October 2009, 01:48   #513
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Not sure if this will be helpful for CarPC install, but sure seemed interesting:
Axiomtek 3.5-Inch Single Board Computer Based on Intel Atom with Industrial Temperature Support My Digital Life

I did not read of a built in audio, though...
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Old 5th November 2009, 09:20   #514
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A new complete cpu is coming to market soon, looks good for carputer and price is also ok at 17390 with shipping. need only the automotive power supply. more information available here
OTHER: Introducing Zotac nVidia Ion Based mini-PC!! - Erodov

ZOTAC - It's time to play! - mini-PC
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Old 5th November 2009, 13:13   #515
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Guys any help with sourcing the power supplies ? is iRIDE the only option, or can we get similar DC2DC power supplies from a computer market>?
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Old 5th November 2009, 13:21   #516
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you can also see here.
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Old 13th November 2009, 19:27   #517
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Do we have any stores dealing with USB GPS receivers at an economical price?
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Old 14th November 2009, 11:53   #518
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i've been looking for an economical gps receiver myself...alas!

the best i've found is GPS Devices | GPS Receivers | GPS Trackers | GPS Mobile Phone Tracking Software Store Title - ChipSilicon - Electronics Store India . in my opinion, not one item is worth its price tag.

whats your budget anyway?
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Old 14th November 2009, 15:41   #519
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i've been looking for an economical gps receiver myself...alas!

the best i've found is GPS Devices | GPS Receivers | GPS Trackers | GPS Mobile Phone Tracking Software Store Title - ChipSilicon - Electronics Store India . in my opinion, not one item is worth its price tag.

whats your budget anyway?
All these receivers are more than expensive, If i ship a globalsat GPS receiver through EBay, its costing me around 2.5k.
No budget as such but i want it for a better price than what I'm getting in Ebay.
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Old 14th November 2009, 16:41   #520
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Question Yet another CARpc project!

Hello fellow BHPians!

I am working on my very first carputer project. Below you'll find details. Since this is my first I'll be out here seeking constant help & advice.

I'm sorry I won't be able to post pics since I'm bed ridden. Its been 8 months now. Spent 3 months in the ICU with a tube in my neck, now I'm home and on the sure path to recovery . I can't walk, but I just started using my hands a little. Anyways this project serves well by keeping me busy and my spirits up.

HARDWARE - DECIDED
  • Processor: Intel Core Duo Processor T5200 (1.6 GHz, 533 MHz FSB)
  • Operating System: Windows XP Professional
  • Chipset: Mobile Intel 945GME Expresss Chipset
  • Memory: 512MB RAM
  • Hard Drive: 80GB 5400 rpm SMART SATA
  • Removable Media: DVD+/-RW
  • Graphics: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950
  • Audio: Conexant HD Audio Output; Line out; Line in
  • Communications: Intel 82562GT 10/100 Network Connection Conexant 56K modem; Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection 802.11 a/b/g
  • Interfaces: Type I/II PC Card Slot (1); External Monitor (1); USB 2.0 (2)
HARDWARE - UNDECIDED
  • Display: I am yet to decide on my touch screen monitor. Lilliput is the best I've found so far. Looking for other alternatives. (Any ideas?)
  • Power Supply: NOT A CLUE! HELP! Was thinking of using a regular UPS.
  • Input: Mouse (Track ball?); Keyboard
EXTRAS - DECIDED
  • GPS: BU 355
  • Bluetooth
  • Rear Camera
  • FM Tuner
  • Memory Card Reader
  • USB Octaport
EXTRAS - UNDECIDED
  • Remote Control
  • Internet Connection
SOFTWARE - UNDECIDED
  • Front-End: Currently experimenting with
    • FreeICE 1.92
    • CF 2.0
    • iCT 1.2.3
    • Media Engine 2.3.6
    • RR (November 2009 Release)
    • Shotgun! 1.08b
  • GPS: I'm looking for freeware that doesn't need an internet connection. I should be able to preload/cache the maps for a city and use it on the go. A simple view such as Google Maps will do. I don't need anything to savvy. HELP!
  • Cell Phone Control Interface: HELP (again )
MY CARPUTER FEATURES
  • Digital Audio & Video Player: cda, wav, snd, au, aif, aiff, wma, mp3, mip, m4a, m4p, aac, avi, mpq, mpg, mpeg, asf, wmv, m1v
  • Multimedia Organization/Management: Create playlists of audio or video
  • iPod Support: Connect the iPod directly to the computer, no need for iTunes to be installed
  • DVD & Audio CD Player
  • GPS Navigation
  • FM Radio
  • Rear Camera Support
  • Web Browser
  • Universal External Applications Integration: Set up just about any outside software program to run with the program
  • Cell/Mobile Phone Control Interface
Well that about sums it all up!

Ideas/Advice/Criticism Welcome!



Thank You!
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Old 14th November 2009, 23:20   #521
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Bro if you ask me, 2.5k is the best you can get (considering value)

Try: GPS Dongle With GPS Receiver(SZC808) - US$ 21.99

And the Globalsat gps receiver you're talking about - BU353/355?
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Looks like a good one,
I'm talking about BU353. Costs around 24.99$
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Old 15th November 2009, 10:40   #523
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You have listed down almost all the things to start the carpc project.
About the FE, I have used RR and CF, both are nice, RR being free.
You can check with iride for automotive PSU.

Which car is it going to be?

All the best with your project!
Get well soon.
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Hey!

The car is a Honda City ZX Gxi. Regarding the front end, I think I'm going to settle with iCT. Its not only easy to use, but also integrates with third party applications easily. I am still experimenting. If not satisfied, I'm going to settle with CF.

Any ideas for GPS software?

Cheers!
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Old 15th November 2009, 18:26   #525
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Hey Prometheus, Congratulations on your carputer project.
Use a 160w or more powerful PSU depending on your usage.
You get different types of powersupplies (m2,m3,m4 etc), M2 powersupply has cables to power your mother board where as the M3 and above don't, They directly go into the 18pin socket on the mother board. So depending on the space constraint decide on what suits you the best.
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