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    Have a look here : www.mp3car.com

    I bought from them about 7 years ago They sell cases,Power supplies, Motherboards , touch screens, everything you would need. Plus there is links for software to use a pc in a car. most of the time you dont use a keyboard and mouse in a car so the software will alow you to do everything from a touch screen. If you build one like this the only part visible needs to be the 7" screen. My screen is build into my dash and the case is under my seat. no clutter nothing. Power used on a 1 Ghz with 250Gb hdd is 2.5 amp on 12 volt. and can go up to 3.2 amp under heavy load.

    Hope it helps.
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    Ride 2 (For Trips)
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdjoubert View Post
    As dit al is wat die outjie moet kan doen, dan kan jy mos maar net n Nuvi koop met n groot skerm.

    Ek dag jy wil jou taxes doen terwyl jy bestuur, of dalk prawn van die internet af laai terwyl jy n pirate movie kyk.......
    Wys my hoe Google 'n Nuvi!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uys View Post
    Wys my hoe Google 'n Nuvi!
    Sal nie regtig werk in SA nie want ons het nie wifi soos oorsee nie maar die opsie is daar as jy dalk 'n laptop saamry en adhoc wireless punt maak met 'n 3G kaart

    Dis ook nie vol google nie, maar dit wys waarnatoe GPS eenhede toe hardloop. 5 jaar terug het niemand gedink daar sal 'n GPS op hulle foon wees nie.

    So prakties is dit nie 'viable' nie....... nog nie.




    Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. , the global leader in satellite navigation, announced today the nüvi 1690, a portable navigation device (PND) with a built-in wireless module that lets customers tap into Garmin’s nüLink! service that provides direct links to certain online information like Google™ local search, traffic, weather, fuel prices, movie listings, flight status, local events, white page telephone listings and Ciao!™, Garmin’s exclusive location-based social networking system that connects multiple networks into a single portal for Garmin users. The U.S. version of the nüvi 1690 comes with two years of free Garmin nüLink! service, which makes it the first PND to offer an extended period of online features included in the purchase price of the device.

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    You might want to consider this option also?

    http://www.stopshop.co.za/product.php?id_product=1314

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vanguard View Post
    You might want to consider this option also?
    http://www.stopshop.co.za/product.php?id_product=1314
    This start to look like a good carputer.
    Kobus

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    Ek het hierdie Lilliput skerm omtrent 'n jaar gelede gekoop http://cgi.ebay.com/LILLIPUT-8-809T-...item2ea6ea15e4 vir so R2k
    Ek gebruik 'n bluetooth Garmin10 as GPS.
    Vanaf die skerm is daar 'n 12V cigarette lighter krag kabel en 'n VGA kabel tot by die PC. Op die punt van die VGA kabel split die kabel in 2 met die een punt 'n USB konneksie wat die terugvoer vir die touchscreen is. As jy klank vanaf jou skerm wil gebruik (Mobile PC gebruik ook 'n engelse dame wat met jou praat) is daar ook 'n klank kabel wat jy kan gebruik. Al my drade is netjies in 'n braided sleeve, http://cableorganizer.com/wire-management/

    Die groot voordeel vir my van die car pc teenoor 'n NUVI is:
    1. Groot 8" skerm
    2. Voordeel van Internet toegang, as jy dit nodig het
    3. Aflaai van fotos as jou SD vol is
    4. Roete bepalings op Mapsource
    5. Al jou musiek by jou
    6. Gebruik dit as 'n E-book reader
    7. ens.....
    PS! En dis 'n nice gadget as jy hou van gadgets

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    I have a netbook(<R5k) on a pivot tablet with a Garmin 18 GPS receiver. On the netbook, I run the NRoute navigation software from Garmin using Garmap and T4A. The netbook also has a builtin 3G modem, so I also use it to surf the internet, phone or sms. The netbook also has a real harddisk, it survived without any problem Kaokaland and Richtersveld.
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    Buy a Acer Aspire One PC from Incredible Connection. You can use it for Garmin to use Tracks for Africa and to google when we look for campsites etc. Have a inverter build into the vehicle to charge the battery. Works wonderful. Build a bracket to fix the unit to the dash. Did use a big laptop before, but space became a problem.

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    Here is my DIY car PC using a Xenarc 706TSA 7" Touch screen which has been heavilly modifed by moving the buttons on the bottom of the screen to one side to achieve this:


    USB GPS receiver out under the cowling with the windscreen wipers

    Wireless network in the canopy

    A small keyboard

    A fair bit of gear behind the rear seat


    Laptop, Amp, Offroad USB Hub I made up, Monitor input box, Opus 150 watt power supply
    My Hub enclosure with USB FM Radio and HDD


    The front end I use is Riderunner (see www.mp3car.com) and for the off road stuff, I run OzieExplorer and quite a few GB of maps as this shot of the index map shows (each red square is a separate map)

    I have a 1:250k map of the whole continent and a lot of 1:25K maps where they are available. It is 31 metres per pixel but the 25k maps are 3 metres per pixel. eg

    Ans shown here zoomed out to show the track we followed that day.

    I am running Windows XP on a HP Pentium M laptop with 1 gb Ram and low power usage.
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    You might also want to try these guys:
    www.smac.co.za
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    This one is also very small - and comes in a very robust casing - have not used it in a car yet..

    Specs:

    AMD Geode LX800 (500Mhz), 1GB DDR3200 SO-Dimm, Realtek Audio, Realtek 10/100, 160GB 2.5" HDD

    Front:
    4x USB 2.0, 1x Earphone, 1x Microphone.

    Rear:
    15 Pin d-Sub VGA out, 1x Line Out, 1x RJ-45, Kensington Lock Hole, DC jack

    Dimentions: 13.5 (w) x 13.5 (d) x 3(h) cm. Weight: 1.1 KG. Optional: O/S, Mounting Bracket to fit behind most LCD monitors (ION-A603BR)


    You can plug in a USB cd rom or keyboard of use wireless keyboard .. like this http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/ke.../3848&cl=za,en

    Can also plug in USB Iburst or USB 3G ...

    I have 2 of these mini pc's as well as a Asus EEEPC [http://eeepc.asus.com/global/products.html?n=0] if you want to play around with it - PM me

    Otherwise get a tablet PC with built in 3G

    Video streaming / heavy graphics etc not recommended - CPU too small
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    i have beeing playing around with some software called Centrafuse which is a complete front end for you carputer. it seems to work very well, i am just waiting to get a USB GPS module so i can test the navigation. It also comes with OBDII software, will any one know what will be needed to connect a defender TD5 ecu to the OBDII software.
    i have attached a couple of screen shots of the front end and ODBII

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    Sorry here are the pics
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    Hmm...

    Nog baie naxorsing en besluite voor ek sal koop. Wil dit graag Des in he. Dankie vir al die inligting.

    Uys
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    Quote Originally Posted by Muddy01 View Post
    Sorry here are the pics
    You'd need a datasheet for the device for a start, showign inputs and the sort of signals they accept, then see if the ECU can supply those signals. Might be simple 4-20mA inputs. To get full use I expect you'd have to install some sensors of your own, and will probably duplicate some of the functionality on the vehicles onboard info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muddy01 View Post
    i have beeing playing around with some software called Centrafuse which is a complete front end for you carputer. it seems to work very well, i am just waiting to get a USB GPS module so i can test the navigation. It also comes with OBDII software, will any one know what will be needed to connect a defender TD5 ecu to the OBDII software.
    i have attached a couple of screen shots of the front end and ODBII
    Well you need an OBDII interface. I got mine from here as it seemed to be the best out ther. 100% software upgradeable
    http://www.obdpros.com/ Some people buy the cheapies off eBay and are happy with the results.

    I also purchased the OBD Pro 2007 from Aussie based GLM software that works in with OBD Pros but I think you will find that Centrafuse has OBDII functionality built into it (or is a free download for it). The problem for me is that this free stuff does not support Diesel engines well at all hence the software I bought....
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    Just Downloaded Centrafuse Auto (v3.0)
    Very impressive.... doesn't yet have all the plugins available for v.2, but I'm sure they'll come soon
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    Quote Originally Posted by rodw View Post
    Here is my DIY car PC using a Xenarc 706TSA 7" Touch screen which has been heavilly modifed by moving the buttons on the bottom of the screen to one side to achieve this:
    VERY IMPRESSIVE!!! Where did you get the screen from?

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    Hi Vanguard

    Do you have any idea where i can get SA maps for centrafuse, any help would be appreciated

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    How do you connect the speakers to the computer? Do I need an Amp for that? Also , FM receiver - USB?
    Everything is a hammer.
    Unless it is a screw driver.

    Then it it a chisel.

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