Categories: "Acura ITX Car Computer" or "general information" or "installation overview" or "research and planning" or "the hardware" or "cables & wiring" or "chassis" or "input devices" or "power" or "the headunit" or "computer" or "stereo" or "the navigation" or "the software" or "custom designs" or "the xtras"

Fabricating The Dashboard Chassis, Pt 1

Published by Andrew Hreschak in the hardware, the headunit, chassis
Published on 04/26/06 @ 10:29:00 pm using 342 words, and has 11470 views
Since I don't yet have any welding ability, I drew a to-scale design schematic and brought it to a local fabricator shop. I supplied them with the outer shell of an old and rather heavy-duty computer case (thanks Alan) from which to cut the necessary… more »

Voodoo FBVC14DGU Digital Fused Distribution Block

Published by Andrew Hreschak in the hardware, cables & wiring, power
Published on 04/26/06 @ 09:04:00 am using 355 words, and has 8720 views
I found a local car electronics shop which I never knew existed, and picked up a fused digital distribution block made by Voodoo. It cost only $19 which was a pretty good deal, considering it's an alarmed digital distribution block with onboard… more »

Custom Front-End Design for Media Engine

Published by Andrew Hreschak in the software, the headunit, computer
Published on 04/04/06 @ 10:25:00 pm using 356 words, and has 6885 views
NOTE: The Acura ITX uses Roadrunner as its front-end software. To view the Roadrunner screens in use on the Acura ITX system, follow the links below: Acura ITX front-end design for Roadrunner in blue Acura ITX front-end design for Roadrunner in green… more »

Open Testbed Setup

Published by Andrew Hreschak in installation overview, research and planning, the hardware
Published on 04/04/06 @ 09:59:00 pm using 601 words, and has 9461 views
Testing the wiring and ignition activation. Now that all the parts for the Acura-ITX computer have arrived, I set up the complete system in an open testbed environment, and ran full-lengths of wiring to simulate the situation in the car, testing for… more »

Florentine Burlwood Trim Has Arrived

Published by Andrew Hreschak in research and planning, the headunit
Published on 03/10/06 @ 11:04:00 am using 277 words, and has 8837 views
Burlwood trim shown against ABS sheet. The 1x2ft section of Florentine Burlwood ABS plastic sheeting arrived a few days ago. I didn't have a chance to post about it until now, and still haven't had a chance to take a good photo of it since the weather… more »

M2-ATX Undocumented Shutdown Timings

Published by Andrew Hreschak in research and planning, the hardware, power
Published on 02/16/06 @ 01:55:00 pm using 153 words, and has 5347 views
The M2-ATX (and apparently the M1-ATX, since it uses the same firmware) has a set of undocumented jumper settings for customizing the shutdown timing. These custom timings add a degree of flexibility for the everyday use of the M1-ATX and M2-ATX power… more »

USB Extension Cables

Published by Andrew Hreschak in research and planning, the hardware, cables & wiring
Published on 01/13/06 @ 05:48:00 pm using 63 words, and has 1216 views
The project will require 2-3 10' lengths of USB cable, which will be run from the trunk to the dashboard along the centerline of the car. 10' USB-A Male to USB-A Female extension cable $4.99 Contemporaneous Auditory Narcotics: or, What my speakers… more »