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Old 02-02-2013, 12:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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***NEW*** Homemade tablet CarPC #2 (many pictures)

Hello everyone. I decided to revamp my original tablet PC I made for my Sky a while back seen here: Homemade tablet CarPC (many pictures)

This tablet has a few more features than the last. I also took some of the trial and error of the last one for this setup.

This tablet is a 1.5Ghz duel core, 7" 1080 screen, bluetooth, WiFi, GPS, Android 4.0.3 OS, and here's the kicker: FM radio!

I also made some mods I learned from the last one including a Lithium Ion battery charger and a different type of 12 to 5 volt regulator. When running the tablet on the charger through USB or power port it requires somewhere from 900mA to 2A which causes "electronic noise" through the tablet and to the speakers. Having this charging system independent from the motherboard fixes the problem. It also reduces the heat of the motherboard.

I'm still waiting on a small 3.5mm cord to hook to the audio port and run to the back of the enclosure to make it easier to connect and disconnect when removing but anyways here is some photos.




I had to mold the bezel to sit back 1/4" to fit the larger screen.




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I have no problem understanding most mods people here do and can find ways to duplicate most but this one is a little past my skill set im sure i could fabricate an in dash tablet but hard wireing it into the factory controls i would burn the car to the ground trying this one but i do have one question you live i wisconson kinda cold up there this time of year isn't that kinda hard on the display they are liquid crystal of some type aren't they
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I only ask cause i was thinking about addig a small tab to my dash but more for gauging sensor info from the obd2 port and maybe plug in to the factory headunit for some extra music mayne a quick game of angry birds at a long stop light lol
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This is amazing.
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Well to answer your question it is pretty cold here. I don't drive my car in the winter and it stays in storage til spring. My garage never really gets below freezing so I don't have any issues. If you would have the display being used in the winter, I'm sure it wouldn't like the heat and cooling cycles but there are a lot of LCD screens in cars now days from the factory without issues.
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So what would u charge to do thos if sent you my tablet?
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It would all depend on what kinds of issues with converting it I would have to deal with. I'm thinking of selling my prototype if anyone is interested.
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Wow nice work!
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Very nice work. Way more advanced than the old days of mp3car. I still have computer in my lancers trunk haha.
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Thank you! I also had an old MP3car pc under my seat in my celica lol
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Thank you! I also had an old MP3car pc under my seat in my celica lol
Heck yeah. It was the **** back in the day. It's still cool now, but got alot more holy craps than i do now.
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Tell me about it lol!
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I'd love to get my hands on something like this. Nice work.
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Yeah, the phrase "Car PC" isn't as OMG inducing as it used to be since more and more cars are coming with PC level gadgetry from the factory :/

Excellent build! Excellent quality as well!

I'd love to mount a tablet, but I don't know if I would want it to be a permanent fixture :/ (IE, I'd want to be able to take the table out/with me)
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