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Project Rose - A Car-puter by axipher

Android/AMD APU Entertainment System in a 2007 Honda Accord SE


 

Introduction

   Welcome to my latest project, Project Rose. This is something that I've often thought about doing but could never justify buying a new system just for my car. Thankfully, with a few build logs under my belt, I've managed to get some sponsorship started for w truly unique build.

 

   It all started with some talks with Rob over at AMD whom I met at the OCN Grand Champion Series in Toronto, ON over Canada Day weekend. He managed to get me in touch with the right people and got my build kicked off with a big bang with a AMD A8-3870k. I've never played with an APU myself other then a couple lower end ones in builds for friends so I'm really looking forward to doing a nice review of the chip and seeing how well it performs in a car-based entertainment system.

 

   This project has slowly grown in to something much bigger than originally planned and has acted as a base for me to test new DIY, work with new materials, and push me to learn new theory and techniques.

 

   I'm currently looking in to securing some more sponsorship so I can truly make this build the best it can be by focusing my own funds on the car itself in preparation for the new system.

 

   I'm going to spend as much time as I can on this thread making it the best it can be as well so please feel free to give me any constructive critcism that you have in regards to the thread or the build itself. It's my first car-puter build, but not my first time working with car audio systems so I'm not worried at all.

 

 

 

Project Overview

  • Full entertainment system
  • Install a GPS program Use Android GPS program, either Maps or Co-Pilot
  • Allow for input from an external audio and video source
  • Custom mounting bracket for 7" Nexus 7
  • Custom case built inside my glovebox with some clever duct work I have planned to get rid of the heat
  • Completely re-wire the entire speaker system
  • Design a custom box for all the audio equipment in the trunk within the spare-tire area
  • Upgrade the car's electrical system
  • Possible LED TV or projector in the trunk as well
  • Fully sleeve the build
  • Run EL-Wire and LED's as accents
  • Update front bumper with fog lights
  • Integrate light controls in to Car-Puter

 

 

Table of Contents

   Introduction Post #1   
   Sponsors Post #2   
   Video Log Post #3   
   Block Diagram Log  Post #4   
   Picture Log  Post #5   
   Acquired Lutro0 as a sponsor  Post #17   
   Version 1 of block diagram  Post #19   
   Pictures of the cars interior  Post #33   
   EL-Wire accents  Post #134   
   Pictures of trunk (Before)  Post #136   
   More Pictures of trunk (Before)  Post #146   
   Massive amp, cap & sub re-wiring & Skippy  Post #153   
   Stella's band-aid and first stereo competition  Post #179   
   Stella's 3rd place trophy  Post #182   
   New media panel and ODD idea  Post #187   
   AMD A8-3870k Received  Post #201   
   Electrical Brain-storming Part 1  Post #221   
   Electrical Brain-storming Part 2  Post #226   
   Electrical Brain-storming Part 3  Post #242   
   Electrical Sequence of Events  Post #247   
   Sound system woes  Post #257   
   Temporary Sound System Update  Post #272   
   Custom 4-channel A/B Switch  Post #286   
   Car Show DJ setup  Post #292   

 

List of parts

Part Model Confirmed Sponsored In-Hand
CPU A8-3870k Yes

Yes

No
Sleeving Misc Yes

Yes

No
Amplifier (Sub-woofer) Alpine MRP-M500 Yes No Yes
Amplifier (Sub-woofer) Alpine MRP-M1000 No No No
Amplifier (Speakers) Alpine KTP-445u Yes No Yes

Sub-woofer

Alpine SWR-1022d Yes No Yes
Front Speakers Alpine SPR-60c Yes No Yes
Read Speaker Alpine SPR-69 Yes No Yes
PSU M4-ATX

No

No No
Touch Screen VM7000 No No No
EL-Wire Various Red No No No
DVD Mount Silverstone FP58B No No No
DVD Drive Silverstone SOD02 No No No
Single DIN > 5.25" Adapter TBD No No No

 

 

Completed Tasks

  • Received sponsorship form AMD
  • Received sponsorship form Lutro0
  • Ran 3-pair RCA to trunk for sub and speaker amps
  • Designed and built custom 4-channel A/B switch for external speakers

 

 

To-do list

  • Design custom mounting box for spare-tire well
  • Design and install lighting
  • Plan power for computer
  • Prep in-dash mount for LCD touchscreen
  • Plan the sleeving



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Picture Log

Stella, completely stock aside from the stereo system

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The Before (Click to show)

 

Finally some pictures of the interior before doing anything

 

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Factory deck on top, Alpine CDA-105L on the bottom to be replaced

 

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Close-up of existing deck and possible future location of LCD screen

 

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The brains of Project Rose's home, needs a little cleaning, custom vents, and a mounting system

 

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The amp and sub's home

 

 

 

Rubber trunk mat with raised edges soaking in a soap solution

 

 

 

Alpine Type-R 10" Deep SWR-1022D (Dual 2 ohm)

 

 

 

Alpine MRP-M500 350 W RMS @ 4ohm + 500 uF cap + Hydraulic Jack + 10A Battery Charger with Jump Start feature

 

 

 

Full-size spare winter tire (that puny donut tire in the spare tire well is retired to make room for the amp)

 


 

Front Tweeter location:

 

 

 

Sub and spare-tire only in the trunk (normally I have a bunch of tools and auto supplies)

 

 

 

Just the spare tire and a mysterious extension cord (but where's the amp and how is the sub connected)

 

 

 

 

 

Little bit of clean-up pre car-show (Click to show)

 

Spare-tire well re-organized temporarily until I build a insert out of plywood to mount everything to

 

 

 

Just another shot of the spare tire well

 

 

 

Sub connection (super easy removal was a key feature)

 

 

 

That's what the extension cord was for

 

 

 

Hides nicely behind the sub box

 

 

 

Normally it's actually hidden, but just showing where it runs

 

 

 

Stella just strutting her stuff

 

 

 

Where the wiring comes from

 

 

 

Nice and secure ground lug

 

 

 

Little behind the scenes cable-management

 

 

 

All cleaned up for the car show on Sunday

 

 

 

 

 

Meet Skippy (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stella's temporary bumper fix till the spring when I get a new bumper (JB-Weld) (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

First car-show, placed 3rd for loudest stereo (Click to show)

 

All cleaned up and waxed for the car show

 

 

 

On display at the car-show

 

 

 

Trunk emptied out aside form the sub

 

 

 

 3rd place trophy for loudest sound system in the amateur trunk division

 

 

 

 

 

Warning: SpoSome supplies and the new speaker amp (Click to show)

 

 

 

Somewhat organized spare-tire well

 

 

 

Passenger side cables

 

 

 

 

Removind the head unit, shifter cover plate first, then ash tray, then mounting bracket

 

 

 

Really messy internals

 

 

 

Cleaned up a little for the new amp

 

 

 

Configuring the new amp

 

 

 

 

 

Project Rose and my buddies Sunfire

 

 

 

 

Speaker + Laptop setup

 

 

 

Using Mixxx for DJ-ing

 

 

 

Work in progress sound system

 




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Im planning on doing something similar to my eclipse. I use a program to tune it that requires a laptop and my radio is outdated and wont play .flac or .wav files so I decided it would be a little cheaper to build a small atom machine or similar and throw it in there along with a 7" lillyput touch screen. Good luck to you and I look forward to seeing some progress.

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