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Old 09-12-2008, 03:07 PM   #1
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http://www.autoblog.com/photos/toyot...rputer/1031438

Absolutely disgusting carPC setup... some sample pics:





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i was making one like that for a customer to use with whatever the hell his ecu was. ive got his headlights and power mirrors working but he ran out of $$ pretty soon after that so i scrapped everything.

it sucks that i have 3 car computers laying around and just dont have time to install one :/
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by the way, if some of you still remember, i was doing a digital gauge like that for megasquirt but that didnt go anywhere really. i might consider starting on that project again if i can find a funding source to support it. my gauge cluster was supposed to be under $400 and would show all the **** megasquirt can offer + gps and accelerometer for basic track datalogging and speedo.
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^ yeah... its getting there slowly, isnt it?
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That was my initial thought, but the look and feel of the center console buttons and layout reminds me more of



I have to admit, as much as I hated all those homos KITTing out their Firebirds back in the late 80s, this guy does have some awesomeness.I think it's the full intragration with the vehicle systems that does it for me.

Trivia: anybody remember the first-gen Buick Reatta? +2 if you drove one.
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joe, that hand build POS that kept having batteries under the back seat explode?
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Trivia: anybody remember the first-gen Buick Reatta? +2 if you drove one.
I drove one of the 'verts for a bit. +3 for me?
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Your Wiper Fluid is low, please replace it as soon as possible....
Your Wiper Fluid is low, please replace it as soon as possible....
Your Wiper Fluid is low, please replace it as soon as possible....
Your Wiper Fluid is low, please replace it as soon as possible....
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Landish and over the top if you ask me.

Oh, looks like a Crestron interface to me. I used to do those. I'll get some pictures when I can...

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I drove one of the 'verts for a bit. +3 for me?
No 'Verts in the first gen ('88-'89), you missed the good one. Besides, consider the context here.

I think Brainey is onto it.

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it sucks to drive a talking car when your reservoir has a hole in it.
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Actually, I don't think it was a talker. Chrysler was big on those, but I don't recall Buick doing one, at least not the '88-'89 Reatta. It was more special than that. So Brainey -1.

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aw....it was a friends car so i couldn't remember the make, but i believe it might have been a chrysler...


didn't those things ride on the failboat relating to Green & Black CRT touch screen failing....
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I know there was a special option on the Conquests that wouldn't stop talking. I think they called it the "technology package" or something.
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Yea, screw that, somebody would be getting their plug puled.
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didn't those things ride on the failboat relating to Green & Black CRT touch screen failing....
We have a winner.

Reattae from '88-'89 were equipped with a small monochrome CRT touchscreen in the dash that managed all HVAC and radio functions. In addition to having small icons and lacking tactile feedback (meaning you had to stare intently at the screen to hit a button accurately while moving) the system was prone to failing in such a way that all controlled systems were locked in their last known state. So if the thing crapped out while you had the radio tuned to a hard rock station and cranked up loud with the A/C set to full blast, well, poor ole' dad was gonna be listening to AC/DC and freezing has ***** off for the next two weeks while the dealer ordered a replacement part from the one warehouse which had them, on the moon.



It actually wasn't a bad looking car- a little 2 seater (Buick's first and only) with relatively sporty curves. Sadly, the engine and chassis failed to deliver what the styling promised.

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