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Old 05-03-2003, 09:30 PM   #1
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Old 05-03-2003, 09:33 PM   #2
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why people need to put a computer on the car?i still do not get it.......
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Old 05-03-2003, 09:34 PM   #3
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if you need a office......should just a labtop......and if you want to work...do it at office........i just want to know why......HAHA
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Old 05-03-2003, 09:38 PM   #4
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if you can do your own programing so you can run all the application you need with the tv screen.
you will have aMP3 player, DVD player and all the video file you need.

10 hour road trip could be 10 hour porn ride
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Old 05-03-2003, 09:39 PM   #5
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Old 05-03-2003, 09:46 PM   #6
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what other reason ya........it still not convince me...to get a computer....hahaha.
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Old 05-03-2003, 09:47 PM   #7
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u could do the same with an XBOX really... dunno that box seems hella big, why not use a Shuttle mini-ITX system or some other little box?
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Old 05-03-2003, 09:51 PM   #8
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Old 05-03-2003, 10:12 PM   #9
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Looks interesting. I am doing the same thing, except I am using a laptop. My plan is to do GPS, MP3, Wireless Internet, DVD, anything my heart desires. I got tiny little Toshiba Libretto L5 and I am mounting it on a stand in the passenger seat area. Cars leased so nothing can be permanent. I wanted a laptop type solution.

And definetly post more pics. Where and what kind of screen did you use?

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Old 05-03-2003, 10:19 PM   #10
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It seems like you guys do everything but DRIVE when you're in the car...

With what I do for a living, the last thing I want to have to deal with in my car is a PC.

All that said it fits quite well in the trunk and would be an interesting show car. Let us know when you are done.
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I have an xbox in my X5, complete with shock mounted HD....the problem with an xbox is the quality of the display....i figure the best you could get is component out versus 1024x768 LVDS

Of course when you are driving the most important thing is to keep your eyes on the road...thus the interfacing component is very important. I've made it no more difficult than pressing pressing a button on the radio.

I used to have a micro atx system in version 1 running P3-1ghz, but i realized that im probably going to upgrade this machine a few more times in my life time so I went with a standard ATX motherboard + RAID benefits

Anyway this part of the install took me about two weeks of drilling, dremeling, sanding....lots of material research.....im writing my senior thesis on this another added benefit =)
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Old 05-03-2003, 11:47 PM   #12
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MITE46 does the best DIY mods...

Doesnt this thing suck alot of energy??
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btw MIT, have any ideas for mounting the Xbox in an E46?
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Because he's a senior at MIT doing this for his thesis

MITE46, the pics so don't do it justice. I was lucky enough to see this in person, and you can't believe the quality of the fit and finish. I can't wait until it's all hooked up, the touchpad under the armrest was probably one of the best ideas yet. It's in a very natural position.

And he doesn't have a computer in his car...he has a mobile Radio Shack.

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I have some pics, if MITE46 gives me the thumbsup, I'll post them up here.
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Ya I'd like to see more pics too, looks great!! Definately a nice job
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sounds awsome... i wanna see some more pics of it though. I visited MIT a couple weeks ago for the CPW that they had going. I got in, but decided not to go. Good luck , cya around
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Old 05-04-2003, 01:59 AM   #20
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Is the hard drive mounted specially in the case to cope with vibration? I wouldn't think it'd last long if it weren't considering how firmly the case seems to be mounted (impressive mounting BTW!).
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