Jerboa113 Posted April 5, 2006 Share Posted April 5, 2006 We have been discussing this for a while now on other threads and some of you may already know about the work we're doing here, but I wanted to go ahead and get it out to gauge interest and sort of wet your appetites in anticipation for the last month or 2 we've been working in CAD and on the workbench with a factory nav bezel and a Xenarc 700TSV 7" LCD VGA/video touchscreen monitor. This mockup gives you an idea of what we're dealing with here. At this point nothing is cut into stone besides a few basic requirements: 1. unmodified or almost unmodified factory nav bezel, we will ideally give you the part # and you order it, so what you'd be buying from us would most likley be the bracket, pcb, and hopefully a very good set of directions on how to put it all together. 2. fit a Xenarc 700TS or 700TSV. Other 7" widescreens will most likley fit but it depends on the controller board and how much space you have. If its a widescreen like the TS and TSV you should have no problems, if its not widescreen you will, as it is VERY tight in this space. 3. be a low hassle bolt in solution for carputer and video screen mounting. I'm sorry its not much to show you yet, the PCB and whatnot is going to take a lot of planning and design, but we're still optimistic. Essentially what we're going to do is get one that works to show off and test, then spin off this design with one that we can have manufactured. In the opening down there that the factory buttons went in, there will be a custom PCB that will have 4 usb ports on it. It will act basically as a conduit to carry the 4 usb ports through the PCB so you can plug them in behind the dash into a usb hub that will be powered by the car (not the usb ports!) so the pcb is going to have the usb ports, a 12v to power your screen using factory harness* red LEDs that lightup with the headlights using factory harness* and a 12v to 5v converter to power the usb hub. A plexi lexan or aluminum (dont know yet) bezel will trim out the factory button holes with the USB ports in it to finish things off. For those of you who may not want USB, we have it in the back of our heads to make a blank plate to cover the button holes, or perhaps a "Legacy" print or something, thats all I'm sorry to say low priority as the primary purpose for this is for carputer users (since I am one of them ) input is welcome, interested? lemme know! I wanted a pic of it in use, but it was a quick run out of the shop just long enough to snap a pic before going back to the workbench. We have several designs in CAD for both the bracket and PCB and we're trying to finalize them with a mockup before spending the big investment of having one made and it maybe not fitting. the *s above represenbt things that are likley, but I'm not suyre if they'll get integrated into the final product. Also, for those of you who are interested in conducting a carputer project, please check out this thread: http://www.legacygt.com/forums/showthread.php?t=17966 its huge I know, but it has lots of good info in it IMO, including info you will need to relocate your information center in the cubby to do this screen mod. but if you want a shortcut to that you can go to my website http://www.darkfox1.com and it has an explanation there on the info center relocation stuff. "The penalty good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men." - Plato Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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