Categories: "the hardware" or "cables & wiring" or "chassis" or "input devices" or "power"

Voodoo FBVC14DGU Distribution Block, Pt 2

Published by Andrew Hreschak in the hardware, cables & wiring, power
Published on 05/30/06 @ 12:08:00 am using 321 words, and has 9185 views
If you missed Part 1 of this story, you can catch up here: Voodoo FBVC14DGU Digital Fused Distribution Block, Pt 1 Using an 8AWG copper terminal connector, I crimped a short section of the 8AWG power cable and attached it to the positive terminal of… more »

Running the System Wires, Pt 2

Published by Andrew Hreschak in the hardware, cables & wiring, power
Published on 05/29/06 @ 09:57:00 pm using 329 words, and has 7681 views
If you missed the first part of this story, you can read it here: Running the System Wires, Pt 1 Continuing with the wiring run, wires were fed down the length of the centerline of the car. These wires provide: power to the LCD screen, which will… more »

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 11003 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 8284 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 10370 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 »

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 18169 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 9023 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 »