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  1. hssss03

    hssss03 CobraPC Version 1.0 Established Member

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    Well after 3 months of planning, building, and testing version one is out. So far I have windows autotap, 8000 mp3, videos, and wireless lan with internet. It runs off of a 7 inch touchscreen. I custom built the computer from extra parts I had. Built the case from 1/4" plexiglass. Pentium 4, 2 Ghz, 120 Gig 8mb cache 7200 rpm harddrive, 256 DDR 3200, Radeon 9500 pro, etc. Everything runs through the stock mach 460 speakers (CD button toggles between CDs and Computer, 10 times better quality from computer) and the radio is still fully functional. I built a custom rear seat delete with a trap door to open to the computer in the trunk. I also rigged a playstion controller for a mouse if I don't feel like using the touchscreen. Oh, and 806 nintendo games at a touch of a button :beer: .

    It started out I just wanted autotap and my MP3s, but since it's powered by a strong computer I just started adding things. My wireless LAN kicks in about 100 feet from my garage. I can download files to my main computer and then upload them to my CarPC.

    In Version 2.0 I'll add DVD, webcam for the track, and GPS is currently on order. Right now I use Media Engine as a user interface for my MP3s. Video coming as soon as Ryan gets over here with his video camera.

    I've still got a lot of clean up to do with wires, but I'm still in testing phase.

    I know most of you are into performance, but I thought I'd post it anyway. Pics......
     
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    hssss03 CobraPC Version 1.0 Established Member

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    hssss03 CobraPC Version 1.0 Established Member

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    hssss03 CobraPC Version 1.0 Established Member

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    hssss03 CobraPC Version 1.0 Established Member

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    esqeddy VENUMUS Established Member

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    Nice mod. Can you do this without the rear seat delete? What about cost?
     
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    hssss03 CobraPC Version 1.0 Established Member

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    Computer was around $200 for wire, and some parts, but you can use any computer.

    screen = $400 direct from Hong Kong, but they are hitting vendors now in the US.

    Then autotap, GPS, etc, as much as you want to spend.

    Yes you can do it without the rear seat delete, but it worked out really nice with one.
     
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    03DOHC Moderator Established Member

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    I would think a laptop hard drive would be more suited to mobile environments due to shock and vibrations and such. Interesting setup.
     
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    hssss03 CobraPC Version 1.0 Established Member

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    Yes they are, but they can't hold nearly as much data and cost $$

    the maxtor I have is rated at like 4G running and 50G while not running (I think, don't remember where I read it though).

    If I was starting from scratch I would have used better parts suited for this application (epia, DC-DC PSU, laptop harddrive, etc), but I wanted to use the parts I had.
     
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    coleman New Member Established Member

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    i really love it when both of my hobbies come together like this ... :beer:
     
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    jhwalker Dead Poster Walking Established Member

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    Outstanding
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    hssss03 CobraPC Version 1.0 Established Member

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    flyn high again You are getting sleepy... Established Member

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    I really like this screen, Paul.

    Nice work. :thumbsup:
     
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    coleman New Member Established Member

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    how or have you gotten around the startup delay?
    i'd hate to be waiting minutes for the PC to startup...
    standby? restore from disk?
     
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    coleman New Member Established Member

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    and where did you find that MP3 player?
     
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    Ripper And Then Some............ Established Member

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    I have to agree very very creative ? :thumbsup:
     
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    coleman New Member Established Member

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    links please :)
     
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    Ripper And Then Some............ Established Member

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    Also, what did you use to convert it to run on DC ?
     
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    Bad10th New Member Established Member

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    Very nice setup Paul...you know I am more of a performance guy, but it is a very nice setp, pictures do not do it justice:beer:
     
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    hssss03 CobraPC Version 1.0 Established Member

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    screen: www.digitalww.com is getting them soon.

    I have it going into hibernation mode. About 10 seconds on startup and shutdown.

    I used a 350w power inverter. A DC to DC PSU would have been better, but I didn't want to fork out $150 for one when I could use a $40 power inverter. I have it wire directly to the battery with a 30A inline fuse.

    www.mediaengine.org is the front end I use. I built a cobra skin for it also.
     

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