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    My Revamped Carputer Setup

    This is the 3rd generation of my in-car computer. I'm still using the same 7" x 7" Epia mainboard and 15G hard drive, but I did the following things:

    1)Found and adapted a small plastic case for it that allows me to fit it completely under the passenger seat.
    2)Nuked the hard drive and reinstalled everything with Windows XP as my OS.
    3)Installed an additional 128M RAM for a total of 256.
    4)Installed a USB wireless Ethernet adapter.
    5)Purchased a very small flexible keyboard, and mounted it on my sun visor.

    Now I can manage and transfer files from within my house. I shared the carputer's hard drive, and when I park, it becomes part of my house network.

    The keyboard rocks, because now I can keep the road in my line of sight while navigating the menus in MediaEngine. (Freeware carpc software from www.mp3car.com)

    Now I need a bigger hard drive. (I'm limited to 15G in the car, right now) Here's a few pics.
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    The MediaEngine screen while playing a tune...
    Last edited by RayfieldsWRX; 10-09-2006 at 03:16 PM.
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    The improvised case, with motherboard and hard drive. The wireless ethernet adapter is sitting underneath the case in this pic.
    Last edited by RayfieldsWRX; 10-09-2006 at 03:16 PM.
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    You go Ray!!! ****cabbage patch****

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    Really nice !! I love your keyboard I might steal that idea for my ongoing project..
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    hrm you may wanna be careful with your HDD mounted that way... hit a bump and its prolly gunna crash

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    that is absolutely sick ray... I didnt think people of your age associated with computers.



    :secretly wonders to himself if he can reply to any ray post without giving him some kind of age blast:
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    sweet mod.

    awesome head unit too.

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    Originally posted by f1ce
    hrm you may wanna be careful with your HDD mounted that way... hit a bump and its prolly gunna crash
    The shock ratings on most decent hard drives are better than you might think. I've been running this same hard drive in the car, hard mounted, for 1-1/2 years. No crashes...
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    Originally posted by ebr0t
    :secretly wonders to himself if he can reply to any ray post without giving him some kind of age blast:


    I know you are, but what am I?
    How's that for an old fart regressing...?

    And for the record, you're 19, right? I built my first PC from scratch when you were 6 years old.
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    Originally posted by ebr0t
    that is absolutely sick ray... I didnt think people of your age associated with computers.



    :secretly wonders to himself if he can reply to any ray post without giving him some kind of age blast:
    LOL, ebr0t!



    That looks awesome Ray! Are you going to market that?

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    Originally posted by driverj
    Are you going to market that?
    To make it REALLY worthwhile, I'd need to find a way to integrate GPS into it cheaply, and sell the whole thing as a package. Hmmm...
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    Originally posted by RayfieldsWRX

    I know you are, but what am I?
    How's that for an old fart regressing...?

    And for the record, you're 19, right? I built my first PC from scratch when you were 6 years old.


    yup woohoo.
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    I'd patent that sucker. That is too cool. I bet Puffy would want one of those.

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    Originally posted by driverj
    I'd patent that sucker. That is too cool. I bet Puffy would want one of those.
    i know i do

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