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Posted: Wed Nov 17, 2004 9:19 am 
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I've been reading a few articles about the installation of mini pc's in cars and was wondering if any members had tried an installation of this kind. I know alot of people have tft screens and dvd players, not to mention the odd playstation here and there, but with this type of setup you'd have unlimited mp3 storage, the possibility of 6.1 ch sound etc. Some articles have even raised the possibilty of onboard dynoing!!! Food for thought...
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Posted: Wed Nov 17, 2004 9:27 am 
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Yeah ive got a carpc, wouldnt exactly call it a mini, lol. Full size motherboard living in the boot with hard drives, DVD etc.

Few other members are having a crack at the moment. Waggin has a beauty of a system in the works.

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 17, 2004 9:48 am 
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Thanks for the reply. Got any pics that you could upload so we could have abit of a squizz??
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Posted: Wed Nov 17, 2004 9:53 am 
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Yeah ive got a few pics actually, but no way to host em....

Can email them through if you like or if you can find someone to host.

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 17, 2004 10:59 am 
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Yeah ive got a few pics actually, but no way to host em....

Can email them through if you like or if you can find someone to host.


email em to me mate ill host em
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Posted: Wed Nov 17, 2004 11:07 am 
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Theres a thread in 'Interior Modifications' called 'Car Computer' which has some details on both my setup and EF 4.9's setup.

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 17, 2004 11:09 am 
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Cool, cant seem to find your email addy anywhere.....

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 17, 2004 11:28 am 
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Cool, cant seem to find your email addy anywhere.....


good point its tim.ikin@education.tas.gov.au
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Posted: Wed Nov 17, 2004 12:37 pm 
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its times like these you need an acount at members.fordmods.com :P

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 17, 2004 12:42 pm 
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Posted: Wed Nov 17, 2004 12:46 pm 
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obviously 4.9 ef futura hasnt heard of a computer case lol
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Thanks for that tim.

Apologies for the quality of pics guys. Bloody camera more like a kid's toy than a photographic device!!!! Ah well...

First two shots just show rough layout of the hardware.

3rd shot shows the HDD/power leds in the console and the PC power switch (which one is it............?!?) and the mouse in its new home under the ashtray.

Last shot just a pic of windows media player up n running and my sexy-a** knee cap.

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 17, 2004 12:51 pm 
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obviously 4.9 ef futura hasnt heard of a computer case lol


Lol, yeah we're working on something a little different for that.....

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 17, 2004 12:57 pm 
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lol ... so right now you have no boot space usable at all?? :P

EDIT: Are there any small screens you can use in a car which are touch screens? Obviously reasonable quality but not huuuge $?

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 17, 2004 1:05 pm 
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lol ... so right now you have no boot space usable at all?? :P

EDIT: Are there any small screens you can use in a car which are touch screens? Obviously reasonable quality but not huuuge $?


Nah boot space is all usable. Just not the area between the boot and the rear seats.

But yeah, build a supercharged V8 and hauling stuff doesnt really take first priority :wink:

Yeah there's plenty of touchscreen TFTs. Most are VGA/XGA (coz obviously going to be used with a PC) so tend to be a little expensive. I guess depends what you call expensive. Prolly get a 7" touchscreen XGA (resolution is incredible on these) for less than $400. Waggin's gettin himself an in-dash touchy... but that's typical Waggin aint it :wink:

 

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