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« on: September 07, 2010, 08:01:14 AM »
Hi Guys, My latest project is to integrate a PC into the dash of the Pajero. So far I have fitted a 7" LED touch panel into one of the double din slots in the dash board, the PC itself with bluetooth, mobile broadband and wireless networking. The PC consists of a Dual Core Intel Atom Processor running at 1.6ghz, 2Gb ddr2 RAM and a 60Gb Solid State hard drive. The PC also has bluetooth, Mobile Broad Band and wireless networking. Why a PC you ask? 1. In-dash navigation - Functional 2. Music Center - Functional 3. Phone Integration - Functional 4. Weather and Tide Monitoring - Functional 5. Movie Center (head rest screens for the kids) - need 2 head rest screens 6. Reversing Camera/Rear recording camera - need camera 7. Front recording camera - need camera 8. Engine monitoring (EGT, AFR, Boost, Engine Temp, Intake charge temp, etc) - need OBDII serial interface 9. iPod integration - functional 10. Battery monitoring - need to build some circuits 11. FM/Digital Radio - need tuner 12. Digital TV - need tuner 13. Plus heaps more - god only know what else I can buy So far the system has cost me well under $1k and already I have replaced the need for quite a few gadgets in the car. I'll take some pics and update the project soon. Cheers, Ben

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« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2010, 12:20:44 PM »
I have seen this and it is most definitely full of WIN ! When I get a car that I intend on keeping for a long time I will definitely be doing something like this !

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« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2010, 03:47:56 PM »
Boys with their toys...lol

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« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2010, 06:18:54 PM »
I wanna see PICS!!!!!!!!!!!

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« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2010, 06:36:06 PM »
Me too Me too.. This thread is worthless without pics!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! lmao

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« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2010, 06:51:33 PM »
There are some nice pics of the Pres in another thread,,,so dont be greedy

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« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2010, 07:18:03 PM »
Now you mention it, text is good. Pres, with such a photogenic personality such as yourself, you should consider a career in radio, or perhaps novels.
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« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2010, 05:53:32 PM »
Can you provide a link so I can see this unit on the net? Sounds interesting - my current unit is similar but much less processor capacity and no real internal storage, works well with TomTom software and OZiExplorer but as it will only take up to 2Gig SD cards I am only able to have limited maps on the card, and only one type of mapping software at one time.

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« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2010, 06:00:17 PM »
There isn't any information on the net about this unit cos i've built and designed it myself. I may put it into a small production if it proves reliable enough. I'll take some pics when i can.

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« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2010, 03:34:00 PM »
How you going with this Ben?? and how is your rear bar coming along mate?

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« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2010, 09:15:35 PM »
all on hold at the moment