Date Registered: 04-2005
TOTAL POSTS: 154
xtrail pc install
just thought i'd post some pics on the progress of my xtrails PC installation...
7" VGA touchscreen LCD in the dash
Pentium M 1.4 Ghz
Plays MP3's, DVD's, DIVx's.
Does satNav using Destinator
Auto-select reversing Camera
Mobile Phone Control
Have started making a clear perspex case. Materials are 3mm perspex (not much room under the passenger seat so the thinner the perspex the bettter), and Acrifix 192 glue.
It has been quite a challenge making the case, as I live in a 1br apartment without a garage, and my work bench is my coffee table, much to the dismay of my girlfriend. Tools are limited... the perspex was cut by scoring with a stanley knife, then snapping along the score line. this produced a straight enough "cut" to assemble a box out of. The glue is activated by fluorescent light, which I only found out after researching the product on the internet.. i couldnt work out why the glue wouldnt cure!
I am still to install two fans (one on either side of the case for cross-case air flow), and the lid is cut and just need to glue hinges to it. If i ever need to use the PCI slots i will dremel some holes into the case in the apropriate place.
The hdd is mounted horizontally, because there wasnt enough room to mount vertically... will see how it goes.. if it fails i will look into mounting it vertically. It is suspended on anti-vibration pnumatic pump feet which i found lying around at work. it seems to work ok so far!
Here are some photos:
3/4 view of case
HDD mounting method
close up of HDD mounts
close up of OPUS case ventilation
any questions feel free to ask!
Last edited by tja, 28/Nov/2005, 9:28 pm
22/Nov/2005, 5:29 pm