I am not a web designer, I am a developer so I will not even try to make this look pretty but I will warn you:
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Some pictures on here are from my camera others are from my phone so don't expect the best quality on all of the pictures. I will upload more pictures as if and when I take them. The system I have installed in my car is a OPUS 120 Watt PSU powering a Via EPIA Nano-ITX N1000 1.0GHz, the full specs are below. This computer is not silent which I find a lot of people complaining about in their car, however, in this case I am driving my baby, a 1985 Chevy Monte Carlo SS which makes enough engine noise from the 305 V8 that it dose not matter at all. Now onto the system...
(My car was totaled by the insurance company more than two months after the accident, not my fault,
so I am currently waiting on the money for the car and hopefully I can buy it back and fix it... wish me luck.)
Final Update: I have since recieved $4200.00 for my pain and am currently waiting for the check in order to by a 1987 GMC Jimmy. The install in my new car is located HERE.
Front End: StreetDeck
OS: Windows XP Pro SP2 (Hacked)
Motherboard: Via Nano-ITX N10000
Processor: VIA Luke CoreFusion 1GHz Processor
HDD-1: 30GB 2.5in
HDD-2: 80GB 2.5in
PSU: Opus DCX3-120
Screen: Lilliput 8'' Wide screen
Car/Accessory Control: Fusion Brain (Beta)
Satellite Radio: XM Direct (Model XMD1000)
WiFi: AOpen 802.11g Wireless Mini PCI Card
EVDO: LG Chocolate (Verizon Wireless) over Bluetooth
OBD: OBD-I ALDL
GPS: BU-353 Weather-proof GPS Receiver
The Nano (Left) sitting next to its PSU (Right) (Note: the PSU is bigger than the Nano)
The AOpen wireless G card in the Nano's mini-pci slot
(Note: See how far it sticks out, this almost caused a problem during the install, keep this in mind if you plan on taking this approach)
My crappy made dash plate where my head unit used to be. Notice the bottom right corner of the plate, that is external antenna for the AOpen card. I made this by hot gluing a peace of acrylic plastic to the hole that the head unit used to be in and to finish it off, flat black spray paint.
The OPUS 120 zip tied with (I forget there name) to what I think is a vent behind the center console where the head unit used to go
The Nano zip tied into the compartment that the head unit used to be in using (I still don't know there names). In this picture you can see the AOpen in the middle bottom and the OBD-I reader far left and the Motorola Bluetooth PC adapter plugged into the USB right to the right.
Everything installed into the center console where the head unit used to be, everything that's going to be there any ways
Everything with the plate over it, now you can see the antenna... I wish it was blank, it would fit so much better
Random wires, in no order, consisting of signal wires, audio, power (for other things), IDE cable, USB plug, and molex power connectors
Another random picture before I installed anything
Picture of the center console before I installed anything
Same as above excepted cleaned up a bit
All the wires behind the HVAC controls after cleaning up the center console
OBD-I connector with molex power connector
XM Direct unit mounted under center console
Better picture were you can see the XM Direct unit better under the center console
XM antenna mounted on the roof of my car
GPS unit mounted on right front right panel, in the clear, of my car
Another pictures of the same from above, I don't listen to the radio to I don't need the antenna
Both the HDD's during testing and formatting. They are in this nice little find from Logic Supply which takes two 44pin 2.5in HDD's and converts it to one 40pin 3.5in HDD connector with a standard 4pin molex connector
Here you can see the two drives stacked with some space for airflow
For both the drives to work on the same IDE channel they must be set to cable select, this can be a bitch if you don't have mini jumpers
This is a top view of the Fusion Brain, a computer controlled digital/analog I/O control board. This can be used to control relays and/or read sensors. In this picture you can see how small its width is. As of today (April 11, 2007) I have not received this board. For more info Click Here. I will provide more info as well once I install and configure it.
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This is another top view of the Fusion Brain, a computer controlled digital/analog I/O control board. In this picture you can see how small its length is. For more info Click Here. I will provide more info as well once I install and configure it.