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Old 08-23-2007, 02:42 PM   #101
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gps take some memory. i personally wouldnt run gps app without at least 512mb of ram. and if its ddr2-533, even better. by the way, try to keep your memory size to minimum so you dont need bigger psu and your boot times decrease significantly.

i can not post any pictures of our products just yet for legal reasons, sorry
i will do so as soon as we have an approval form lawyer
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Old 08-23-2007, 02:51 PM   #102
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But you guys arent manufaturing anything? Why would you need approval unless its from the manufc.
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Old 08-23-2007, 03:04 PM   #103
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well, legally we ARE manufacturer because we take bare parts and put everything together. plus we dont want any crucial info leaking out before we launch our website
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Old 10-04-2007, 02:47 PM   #104
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well kids... some changes in company structure delayed release of these things but here are some sneak peaks:







this particular item is 1-din system. details:
via epia c7 1ghz
512mb pc3200 ddr400
100gb 2.5" ata hd
slot-loading dvd/cd-rw
m1-atx psu

this one is going to be installed in '06 x-runner along with lilliput 7" pop-up monitor and $3k worth of stereo equipment and fabrication. retail on this piece of equipment comes up to $1800 with monitor, software, and a LOT of itsy-bitsy items such as gps, bluetooth, wifi, driving camera, backup camera, wireless keyboard, etc etc.

ps: cat is not included.
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Old 10-11-2007, 03:34 PM   #105
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So I'm going to start on new frontend for car computers. Features I planned so far for first release:
- DVD/MP3/Videos
- Photo gallery
- FM/TV
- GPS (3rd party)
- iPod integration

Second release:
- Text to speech + Voice commands
- Bluetooth for hands-free calling
- Camera (backup and driving w/ night vision)
- MegaTune integration
- OBD2 info
- Skins

Third release:
- Visual effects
- Integrated GPS navigation

Anything you might want to comment on or add?
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Old 10-11-2007, 04:20 PM   #106
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Alot of these features are covered in every other front-end. Make one that boots fast and doesn't use winamp. heh. I like G-net for now.
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Old 10-11-2007, 06:08 PM   #107
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well, legally i cant use winamp. im using different library for audio/video processing
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i went to the thread graveyard and dug this up.

Seeing as las post is 2007, i am sadly assuming this isn't still going on / under development.

(is it?)
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Seeing as las post is 2007, i am sadly assuming this isn't still going on / under development.
There are many other solutions on the market today.

http://www.mo-co-so.com/Mini-ITX-Car...puting-s/3.htm

http://store.mp3car.com/Car_Computer_Systems_s/25.htm

http://www.mini-box.com/s.nl/sc.8/category.101/.f

etc
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Check out fit-pc too
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Check out fit-pc too
Interesting- I'd never seen that machine.

One thing to bear in mind is that the car-specific units often have a power supply which is capable of reading a switched 12v input and thus automatically switching themselves off and turning themselves on with the ignition, as well as surviving down to rather low voltages during cranking. A small thing, but something to look at.

Example: http://www.mo-co-so.com/M3-ATX-Mini-...mcs-atx-m3.htm
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Interesting- I'd never seen that machine.

One thing to bear in mind is that the car-specific units often have a power supply which is capable of reading a switched 12v input and thus automatically switching themselves off and turning themselves on with the ignition, as well as surviving down to rather low voltages during cranking. A small thing, but something to look at.

Example: http://www.mo-co-so.com/M3-ATX-Mini-...mcs-atx-m3.htm
Yeah, I like the fitPC idea but I'm not sure you could fit one of the ignition sensitive PSUs in there. Mine uses the same case as the Mo-bo-whatever that you linked above and its roughly the size of a thick textbook. Perfect for mounting behind the passenger seat.
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Old 08-11-2010, 02:15 PM   #113
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I did this back in the day, it was really cool but I sold it all to fund the new engine I needed. If I did it again, I'd probably start with a fit-pc.
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So funny this thread came back up. I talked to Slava yesterday about making one for me.
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Old 08-11-2010, 04:03 PM   #115
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I just built my version 3 of my Car-PC.

This time a fully integrated double-din unit.
I used this board/unit.

http://www.ieiworld.com/product_grou...93388965863098

It's a Atom 1,6Ghz powered board with 2GB RAM.

I built a DIY case from an old PC and put this 7" tft touchscreen in.

http://www.cartft.com/catalog/il/870

I would prefer if there is something like this out ther - as a pre built unit, rather then just another frontend. I use centrafuse and this does the job for me - an I know there are a bunch of other (even free) frontends out there.

Just my 2 cents...
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Old 08-11-2010, 04:30 PM   #116
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If you aren't using Intel Atom D510 in your CarPC - you are a dumbass. I have several servers running on those CPUs and power draw is under HALF and amp on full load with 6 SATA drives spinning. ******* thing is fast for what it is!
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You can even build it by just buying a mini-ITX board and slapping it into one of those enclosures they sell. I think that would be better since its much more customizable that way.
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Old 08-12-2010, 04:55 AM   #118
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You can even build it by just buying a mini-ITX board and slapping it into one of those enclosures they sell. I think that would be better since its much more customizable that way.
No ****? How didn't we all think about that one?!
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i know i'm asking for a lot of handholding here but the amount of research to figure all this out for yourself is too much.

For the guys that have done this already -- what motherboard, case, and screen did you use? or did you buy a prebuilt unit?

Anyone consider an asus eee box or aspire revo?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-266-_-Product

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-013-_-Product

regarding monitors -- are regular TFTs unreadable w/the top down? If you need to spend $600+ on a transflective screen i'm out!
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Old 08-12-2010, 01:25 PM   #120
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I like that idea but how would you power it to the ignition source?
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