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Old 11-17-2006, 08:48 AM   #1
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rear view camera

where do you guys think would be the best place to mount this?
somewhere mounted by the licence plate? by the windstop? inside one of the bumperettes?

im building a carputer now, already got a touchscreen monitor molded into the dash where the existing radio and hvac is at.

btw, did anyone manage to mount those 2 on the bottom somewhere?

thx for any help, or any links relating to this
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Old 11-17-2006, 08:57 AM   #2
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How big is the camera? I've seen them mounted behinf the license plate if it can "look" through a really small hole drilled in the plate.

I did a Carputer but didn't go as far as a rear view camera, in the end I took it all out. Where are you planning on mounting the PC, in the front trunk?
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i havent decided on that yet?
ill be getting a rearview camera on ebay, the little one.

also, do you think a laptop will work?
i just started this, so i got as far as screen, didn't think this trough yet all the way, meaning wires and connectors and whatnot.

so if u got any info that may be useful to me id really appreciate it.
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Using a laptop has pros and cons. It's simple and compact and easy to run off DC power but you can't usually have it power on automatically. Assuming it has reasonable power management you can usually configure it to shut down or hibernate when power is cut, having a battery is a real plus.

I used a low power Epia motherboard with an Opus automotive power supply. The Opus is a DC power supply with a switching circuit that can turn the PC on and off automatically for you so it starts up when you start the car and shuts down after you switch off.

What head unit do you have? For me that was a big factor as there is no aux in on my CDR23 so it always sucked, 20Gb of MP3 files and only an FM transmitter to play them through.

GPS is awesome though, you can also add wireless internet pretty easily. I played with writing some apps to downlaod traffic data while driving.

The place you want to be is www.mp3car.com you'll find all this and much, much more!

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Old 11-17-2006, 09:23 AM   #5
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well its not a headunit, its a monitor molded into the dash
i really cant take credit for it, i just bought it off some guy on ebay, still waiting for it to arrive, so well see once it gets here.

i did visit that site previously, and will be prolly on there while im doing this,

this is the set that i bought:

its a touchscreen Liliput

this way i can go to stock pretty simply
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I don't have pictures of mine right now but I went with a motorized in-dash touchscreen, the end result is pretty much the same. It is a VGA Lilliput I hope?
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Old 11-17-2006, 09:28 AM   #7
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i believe so, or HOPE so

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