Categories: "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"

The Acura ITX Computer Chassis

Published by Andrew Hreschak in the hardware, chassis
Published on 05/29/06 @ 02:51:00 pm using 464 words, and has 11622 views
After much research and building comparison lists of pros and cons, I've finally made my selection. The chassis that will house the Acura ITX carputer is the Akiwa GHB-B05 from Guanghsing Industrial. I purchased the case with a 200W 1U PSU (mine was… more »

Running the System Wires

Published by Andrew Hreschak in the hardware, cables & wiring, power
Published on 05/29/06 @ 02:14:00 pm using 390 words, and has 8878 views
The photos shown in this post represent work that was performed over the last few evenings, and are compiled here into one set which will be easier to follow. First, the rear seats were removed to provide access to the trunk, and to make running wires… more »

Building a kill-switch for the Acura ITX, Pt 2

Published by Andrew Hreschak in the hardware, cables & wiring, power
Published on 05/29/06 @ 01:57:00 pm using 221 words, and has 11200 views
If you missed Part 1, you can catch up here: Building a kill-switch for the Acura ITX, Pt 1 Once the wiring to the dashboard was run, 3 separate 1/4" spade connectors were crimped onto 4 separate lengths of wire. One length is connected to the… more »

Acura ITX Front-End Design for RoadRunner

Published by Andrew Hreschak in the software, the headunit, computer
Published on 05/24/06 @ 05:58:00 pm using 1835 words, and has 38453 views
EDIT: Acura ITX Roadrunner skin now available in green I've been working on a skin/template design for the RoadRunner touchscreen front-end application, since I decided to use RoadRunner instead of Media Engine. Both applications are quite good, but I… more »

Fabricating The Dashboard Chassis, Pt 3

Published by Andrew Hreschak in the hardware, the headunit, chassis
Published on 05/18/06 @ 06:40:00 pm using 622 words, and has 18480 views
If you missed the first two parts of this story, you can read all of the details here: Fabricating the Dashboard Chassis, Pt 1 Fabricating the Dashboard Chassis, Pt 2 The next stage of the Acura car computer fabrication process involved cutting a… more »

Fabricating The Dashboard Chassis, Pt 2

Published by Andrew Hreschak in the hardware, the headunit, chassis
Published on 05/01/06 @ 08:20:00 pm using 479 words, and has 9373 views
It was a very productive weekend for the Acura ITX carPC project. At the end of the day, the dashboard chassis is complete, and the only thing that remains is the faceplate mounting bracket and its related parts. If you missed Part 1, you can read it… more »

Building a kill-switch for the Acura ITX

Published by Andrew Hreschak in the hardware, cables & wiring, power
Published on 05/01/06 @ 07:56:00 pm using 535 words, and has 6916 views
The Acura ITX car computer project is being designed so that the mini-itx computer system will operate in as hands-free a manner as possible. Since the mini-itx system will be mounted in the trunk, we don't want to have to open the trunk and press the… more »