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January 16, 2009 7:53:03 AM

Well first off just seen the Vid of C-Macc's that you put up a while back and felt quite proud so i thought i would show you my new project C-Macc's 2 the revenge.

This time im taking my concept of C-Macc's and pushing the boundaries ever further.

C-Macc’s 2 – The Revenge – Jan 2009

A while back I took a jap candy cab and built myself a system that could play any game in the world. I re worked all the internals and upgraded all the hardware with in the cab so that it had the ability to play consoles to pc to old retro computing it was all covered. It has been and still is a big hit with everyone who gets to play her and always draws a whoo “How many games” …. And all ways the question “does it have so and so game?” which has always followed with a few clicks of the buttons to reveal it hidden surprises to its amazement of the guests. Followed by many hours of finger bashing pleasure that any arcade owner would be proud off.

Now as per the norm some people like the system and some who well they don’t but they are normally people who have never seen the system in the flesh and only seem to criticize for no good reason. There however was so good questions thrown at me and all so some good ideas that were all listed to.

But and this is the big but I was never realy happy with c-macc's. I hadn’t made the casing myself and all I had really done was introduced a way that all the systems could work together in harmony and beefed up the electronic components inside, I needed more (I called it my ½ Mod). I decided to redesign a new model arcade system which I first called I-Macc’s but after finishing off the frame work and taking my time to view it in all its glory I decided it was not what I was after. It just didn’t jump out and kick you in the teeth. I basically was not happy.

Here are a few Pictures of I-macc’s from Concept to frame work before I took a saw and sent it back to the depths of depravity.

I-Macc's










More about : macc revenge wip

January 16, 2009 7:56:03 AM

Now i wasnt happy with I-maccs so i canned the project and started again.I started up Google sketch up and after a few hours of learning how to use the program I went under my merry way of a complete redesign of the sub frame and control panel system. Now this took a few weeks of pulling the design apart and re configuring everything and well as you may or may not know just hammering away till it looked right and was feasible. I then started to build the 2nd frame but after the frame was built I came to release that I had missed one vital error and that was the width of the screen was to big to be seated on the frame work correctly and there was no way to fix this problem .. so I had started again but this time taking into account the Screen sizes.

Below are some Pics of the concept views of C-Macc’s 2 and a YouTube Video that I put up.










and this is the video i put on youtube

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=L6-9kRb7JEU
January 16, 2009 7:59:31 AM

So with a few ups and downs and with the recession seemingly hitting every one very hard I proceeded with my plans and started work on the sub frame of C-Macc’s 2.

Now to point some thing out before others do this frame work was basically designed around the looks of a Sega Naomi arcade cab but with some major design differences. You'll see them as the build carries on.



Its taken quite a good few weeks to get this far due to the above problems but things are starting to look up. The frame work is built using Hollow steal 2 x 1” and this is what it looks like so far without the TV bracket mounting. Im stood next to it to give you a good idea of the size of the frame work.

Now some Pics of some of the work so far ...





This is the basic frame work complete with out the TV mounting fitted.

Now that will do for now ill post up more as the project progresses. Hope you enjoy the work so far. Im open to comments or suggestion of my project.
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January 16, 2009 11:30:48 AM

Time fly’s when you having fun. Here is a 32″ Samsung LCD Fitted. Ive taken photos at different angles on the frame. It will house up to a 50″ Screen which might be just a little to big for most but when i get the chance ill show it with a larger screen later on. Time to crack on learning wood work now lol. if next time i come on and i cannot type its because ive never in my life used a new tool called a Circular saw that ive just bought hahaha … finger liking good stuff …..







January 17, 2009 10:04:23 PM

More pics of more work done





February 12, 2009 7:56:06 PM

More work on the Cp












February 17, 2009 11:31:21 PM

Wondering if any one reads this thread on here !!!!!

Some more shots of the Cp Being made . As you can see its changed lol ...




a b B Homebuilt system
February 18, 2009 11:37:46 AM

Damn! Nice work!
February 19, 2009 1:44:47 AM

thks for the comment ...

update as such

Well a massive fu?? Up on my part. while fitting the CP back and forth working on dimensions i caught the spintrak wire and basically ripped it out. The damage is in the pic below.



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i didnt know the wire lay out so i took a multi meter and figured it all out.

from left to right ..

Left =5v
next = x1
next = Ground
last = x2

so then i basically i ground down the broken trace then used window quick silver which is the same stuff used for trace repair. left it 5 min then soldered new wires. Tested and working fine .. thank god ...

happy as larry.



this was a big mistake that could have cost me £60 luckily im used to trace repairing on xboxs and all so graphic cards and lucky enough i had the tools at hand to do the repair.

If you ever going to do a trace repair dont ever have a soldering iron hotter than 15 watts else you going to Burn off more trace. I personally have a adjustable soldering iron than can do from .2 watt to 500 watt witch all so has a Blow torch fitted for lifting things such as GPU's (yes i have replaced a GPU at one time when i chipped it when placing a DD WC block on it lol).
a b B Homebuilt system
February 19, 2009 7:48:52 PM

^Wow man... replacing GPUs????
February 19, 2009 10:51:08 PM

that was about 2 years ago. i was at a TFF Lan and one of my DD blocks cames loose on one of my SLI Gpu's and it chipped a small peace off the GPU, I managed to get a buggered card off some one else on ebay that had done some other damage, so i lifted his old GPU off his card and My Gpu off my card and replaced it. I did have it documented some were on the net with photos, will have to look it up but like i say it was 2 years ago. I would never be able to do it know cos my eye site now sucks and to be honest dont think i have the steady hands for it any more.

a few more pics. Still working on the CP just added the base (not permanently though) Did some more work sanding down as you can see from the wood work my skills are real poor but at least im giving it ago. I still need to some how tail the back end off as i relay am not happy at the way it looks at the back end when fitted.

I wont be able to have the draw for the Joy pads but thats fine as i can add one in the main body. Still loads of work to do but pics below any way for you all to lol at my bad wood working stills but good wood filling skills .... lol

Last pic you can see i played with my new router hehehe .. i love its lol .. ill be routing every thing round the home now.

Need to go tidy the kitchen before the lass gets home else shell kill me ...






Routed

a b B Homebuilt system
February 20, 2009 11:19:59 PM

Hm.... only 180 reads??? I think OP should change the title to reflect that this is a mod. Ie. "Case Mod: C-Macc's 2 The revenge (Wip)"
February 21, 2009 12:47:31 AM

yeh its a little quite but thats life. I think once it starts to show a little more signs of what im heading towards it might pick up. There is still alot of work to do though. Tonight i have been working on tapering off the back so that its a sung fit to the frame work and looks better. I then need to get my self this touch screen which might not be for a few weeks yet. Then i can start work on that bit. I need to re cut the side window of the back peace as well as its a bit of a mess and all so cut out the door for the front. So there is lots of work to do before im any ware near close to finishing this off.

Need to order more parts as well for the system as i still haven't got the main PC parts . My lass is wanting a holiday this year so i have to save some money for her lol...
February 21, 2009 1:09:01 AM

If I were making something out of wood I could hear it now. After looking at your pictures I could imagine my old-lady saying something like, "you're building that and still haven't put doors on the cabinets? Oh and look you left the dishes for me!" LoL

In all seriousness, looks cool so far =)

I am very much a sit down gamer not so certain I would use such a device, would be fun creating it though, which is what I enjoy doing the most. The scale is MUCH smaller but I'm currently doing a DIY water block and cooling system, the images are here in "General Homebuilt" and to be honest, I am not looking forward to finishing it because I would rather tinker with something.
February 21, 2009 2:16:39 AM

hehe we did pay quite a bit of money out for the kitchen to be replaced. But and a big but the company that we payed cash to went bust and never fitted it. We found this out last month, we lost alot of money over it. Live and learn and just shrug you shoulder's and say "!!!! its only money !!!! cos what else can you do hehe.

My lass is very good to be honest and say's i can what i like in the kitchen but to stop doing it in her living room while she sleeps lol ......

To be real honest with the seats i have you can get some good long gaming sessions in on this once it has finished. Ive got the Hight just right for PC gaming as well as arcade gaming. If i made the arms removable i could do it so that you could play the games from a distance e.g on your couch for console gaming. Once you fit a massive tv the Cp doesn't really get in the way though to be real honist.

As your self though love to tinker and blow things up (according to my lass) all though to me its just experimenting :)  .. if it goes bang then it could be a good thing as far as im concerned because next time i'll no not to do it again ...
February 23, 2009 1:13:11 AM

I hear ya, I messed up my current project pretty badly; it was completely MY fault. So I started over, redid everything more carefully, and now I am much more pleased with what I have so far.
February 23, 2009 2:42:07 AM

Been working a little more.

The CP has been Shrunk by 2.5" and the Frame arms have been cut by 2".

The Back peace has now got a False wall of 1.5" to allows cables to be hidden behind it. 1 Shelf inside has been added will do the second and third Hidden shelf for the electrics another time and loads of wood filler has been used again lol ...

Still loads of work to do but shes starting to take shape now.



False wall



Single shelf

March 7, 2009 1:10:03 AM

A bit more work done. The keyboard tray has been made and installed. Cannot fit a side draw for the console pas as there is just not enough room which is just a shame. Started to smooth off the wood for the CP and spray painted the cp with a under count just to protect it for now. Pics below of the work on the cp so far.





Still more work to do but until I get the rest of the parts I need for the CP this is the limit of work I can do for now….. Its now all down to when others can either deliver my parts or finish off the work that ive requested to be done ….
a b B Homebuilt system
March 7, 2009 12:50:16 PM

Good work so far.
March 19, 2009 5:38:56 PM

I have been working on some easy to understand guides for some other users on how to install some different PCB's for Mame systems and Jamma Arcade systems. Thought id post them here in case some one may find a use for them. Ill add more as i make them ...

J-Pac Guide



2 Player I-Pac



Pac Drive



Opti Pac Guide

March 24, 2009 5:13:18 PM

Time for a small Update.

Well i have put in the shelfs and allso been working on the Doors for the front.

Here you can see the work done on the front.





I then did the door with White plastic Spay can undercoat as per OMDs build logs and then the surrounding frame with black plastic under coat. Once that had dried i used Grit 2000 wet and dry and sanded down . I then did a fine mist of white on the black and black on the white and again rubbed it down with 2000 Grit wet and dry. This revealed a fair few dimples and large deep air lines marks on the wood so i filled them and sanded it down again. I then re undercoated it all.

Iafter 24 hours in the airing cupboard and a pre warning to every one in the house to stay out i then pulled them out to find a grate big dent across one of the door (was i annoyed i think so) My kids had thrown in some plastic toys and damaged them ...

So again after filling and redoing the under coat and another 24 hours i then used Gloss white car spay paint on the doors and Matt black on the frame work. And again after sanding down with 2000 Grit wet and dry and re doing it all again a few times i then left them 24 hours to harden ad dry but this time i fitted a lock on the airing cupboard to stop any mishaps lol ....
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Once the 24 hours was up i then re sanded them down with 2000 grit wet and dry and applied several coats of clear Lacquer and left them for 8 hours and then wet and dried and re lacquered them. Once that was done and dryed after 24 hours i then fitted the locks.

I still need to polish them but ill do that laster on. Pics below ...



a b B Homebuilt system
March 25, 2009 12:21:31 AM

Hmm... Now I'm tempted to use the PCBs for a different mod during summer. lol.
March 25, 2009 2:46:47 PM

Just placed a order for this.




Looking forward to implementing this into the CP.
a b B Homebuilt system
March 27, 2009 12:03:00 PM

Is that a touch screen?
March 27, 2009 1:35:16 PM

Yes its a touch screen. Its a 7" TS with built in camera and Mic. I've got some thing in mind for it to work well with the system.

Specs are as follows -


SPECIFICATION
Screen Size (diagonal): 7 inch
Aspect Ratio : 16:9
Resolution (pixels) : 800x480
Pixel Pitch : 0.198mm (horizontal), 0.198mm (vertical)
Brightness : 350 cd/m2
Contrast : 400:1
Colour Configuration: RGB stripe
Touchscreen: USB, 4-wire, resistive
Back light: LED
Video Inputs: USB 2.0
Audio Outputs: Built-in speaker at 2W (audio via line-out mini jack)
Audio Inputs :Line-in mini jack connector
Mount Type :D esktop and dashboard (stand removable)
Power Input :UBB DC 5V 500mA
Power Consumption :2W ~ 4.5W
Web cam: USB, 1.3 mega pixels

I used a Touchscreen system in my C-Macc's 1 a while back but that was a 30" system on the main screen while this one is better as it can be used to show different info while playing games. All so Nintendo emulation is better as the touch screen will act as the lower half of the screen and the main screen will act as the top half :)  ....

I all so have some other ideas for the screen. I was originally going to use a LCD 4 x 20 in the Cp but this has now changed to the touch screen as the LCD 4 x 20 in my view is now a little out of date. The main design has changed in quite a few ways such as there is no draw in the side of the CP due to there not being enough room so instead ill be fitting in a extra shelf and draws into the cab. There is only 2 USB ports not 4 and the Blue ray will all so be inside the cab now as well.

Mind you saying that i just received a email saying there out of stock. .... HMMMMM ....
March 28, 2009 12:28:45 AM

I recently got forced away from one of my projects. She asked me "when are you going to put the hardwood flooring in the kitchen and dining room?"

So I got that done anyhow and it looks awesome... So I am impatiently waiting on updated pics of your kitchen with the new cabinet doors installed. heh (I had to do it, so should you =P)

Anyhow..... I am looking forward to more updates, it looks pretty cool so far.
March 30, 2009 3:18:54 PM

I had to change the moniter to a VGA connection version.

So i have orderd this from http://www.carcomputer.co.uk/

Lilliput EBY701-NP/C/T



Now for the specs

Specifications:

MODEL:EBY701-NP/C/T
COLOR SYSTEM:p AL-4.43 / NTSC-3.58
DISPLAY SCREEN: Diagonal 7 inches/ 178mm (15:9)
DOTS PIXELS:1152000 pixels(800*480)
AUDIO OUTPUT: ≥100mW
CONTRAST RATIO:200:1
BRIGHTNESS: 400cd/m2
VIEWING ANGLE: 45/60(U/D),65/65(L/R)
INPUT VOLTAGE: DC 11-13V
POWER CONSUMPATION: ≤10W
DIMENSION (mm): 192×115×30


Now after much research i found that the 800*480 is just the moniters Res. Ill be running it at 800*600 giving me full scope to run it with GameEX.

Ill post more info and pics of this excelent peace of eqipment once it arrives.
April 2, 2009 10:18:32 PM

Lilliput EBY701-NP/C/T

Well My little Lilliput arrived from http://www.carcomputer.co.uk/ today. I must admit I'm very happy with it. there are a couple of niggles but these can easily be overcome. Any way on with a small review of the item in question the Lilliput EBY701-NP/C/T.

Delviery.
The screen came well packed in a over sized box. First it had Bubble warp around it then polasyrene Peanuts. This was excellent and only took 2 days to arrive. Thank you to http://www.carcomputer.co.uk/ , some places like to make you wait so that a big plus point.
The Box on the outside doesn't really contain that much info and is a pretty normal boxed LCD. There is a Photo on the front that has a picture but this is not of the actual tft screen its of another screen the HR 701-NP which got me a little confused at first as i did not order that version. Photos below of the box.
[img width=640 height=480]http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo244/mlwood2008/TS/003.jpg[/img]
[img width=640 height=480]http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo244/mlwood2008/TS/004.jpg[/img]
[img width=640 height=480]http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo244/mlwood2008/TS/005.jpg[/img]
Whats inside the box
on opening the box you get a small flap with "Car Entertainment world" Written across it. On opening this flap you get to see it all neatly in place and well sealed up and a nice piece of paper warning you to check everything before you remove the seals. If you remove the seals and something is missing you will get a restock Charge of 25% which would equate to Approx a £40 charge this is quite a stark realty check. It all so Warns that if the seal is broken then the screen the warranty is Void (Consider it Void before i even opened the box) .... Taking note of these pre warnings i then put it to the side.
Below you can see a nice selection of cables and the wrapped TFT Touch screen. You get the following Items with the screen.
• VGA extension lead with USB adapter
• AVI / Sound / VGA Brake out lead
• Docking station for the screen with a Sticker on it for mounting on dashboards if you so require.
• Small remote control
• UK power adapter rated at 12V * 200 Milliamps
• A cigarette Lighter Power Supply with Suppressor (nice to see)
• Black and white Manuel
• Driver CD for touch screen interface.
[img width=640 height=480]http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo244/mlwood2008/TS/006.jpg[/img]
[img width=640 height=480]http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo244/mlwood2008/TS/020.jpg[/img]
[img width=640 height=480]http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo244/mlwood2008/TS/021.jpg[/img]
[img width=640 height=480]http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo244/mlwood2008/TS/023.jpg[/img]
[img width=640 height=480]http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo244/mlwood2008/TS/033.jpg[/img]

Once all the packing was removed and checked for damaged i took a look at the screen it self. Now the screen feels quite heavy which is a good sign and feels quite robust. The buttons have a nice solid click to them when depressed and are raised about 1 mm from the surface. You can see the IR receiver is Just above the buttons on the right which doesn't look out of place and is in a good position. I hate receivers at the bottom of the screen as sometimes you have to lower the remote for it to work correctly. One thing i was suppressed not to find was a protective plastic layer over the screen itself.
[img width=640 height=480]http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo244/mlwood2008/TS/008.jpg[/img]
[img width=640 height=480]http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo244/mlwood2008/TS/010.jpg[/img]
[img width=640 height=480]http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo244/mlwood2008/TS/019.jpg[/img]
[img width=640 height=480]http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo244/mlwood2008/TS/028.jpg[/img]
On the back side there isn't that much to see. You get the Sticker with the model no but there is no serial number which was different. On the left hand side you can see the Brake out cable input as well as the power supply plug point. You can all so see the speaker holes to the left on the back plate. and the mounting point for the dash board mount. One thing i noticed straight away was there are plenty of air vents dotted around the back and again this is good to see. All so there is a Styles' holder on the back left with a styles inside.
[img width=640 height=480]http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo244/mlwood2008/TS/011.jpg[/img]
[img width=640 height=480]http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo244/mlwood2008/TS/013.jpg[/img]
[img width=640 height=480]http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo244/mlwood2008/TS/015.jpg[/img]
[img width=640 height=480]http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo244/mlwood2008/TS/017.jpg[/img]
Will update after my tea ....
April 2, 2009 10:21:39 PM

Help the message above needs delting. its wrong lol ...

Added 1 coat of plastic primer after sanding down with 1200 Grit wet and dry.




then a second coat again sanded with wet and dry 1200 grit after 1/2 hour





and then stuck in the airing cubord for 24 hours .....

Thats the base done for now it will be painted later on. ill be working on the tray now for the PC to fit on., Im using Floating brackets that will move the whole PC out of the cab. so you have full access to the PC and will not have to jump in undernith to get access.

And last but not least im being sponsored as well By http://www.carcomputer.co.uk/. They supply a large range of Touch screens and small Screens that are excelent for modding. You may what to take a look they have some wonderfull toys just waiting to be added to any good computer mod ...

a b B Homebuilt system
April 3, 2009 1:34:18 AM

^Site has neat stuff but sadly I'm from US. :( 
April 3, 2009 3:25:53 AM

hehe yeh shadow but its good for us UK modders :) 

Lilliput EBY701-NP/C/T

Well My little Lilliput arrived from http://www.carcomputer.co.uk/ today. I must admit I'm very happy with it. there are a couple of niggles but these can easily be overcome. Any way on with a small review of the item in question the Lilliput EBY701-NP/C/T.

Delviery.

The screen came well packed in a over sized box. First it had Bubble warp around it then polasyrene Peanuts. This was excellent and only took 2 days to arrive. Thank you to http://www.carcomputer.co.uk/ , some places like to make you wait so that a big plus point.
The Box on the outside doesn't really contain that much info and is a pretty normal boxed LCD. There is a Photo on the front that has a picture but this is not of the actual tft screen its of another screen the HR 701-NP which got me a little confused at first as i did not order that version. Photos below of the box.





Whats inside the box


on opening the box you get a small flap with "Car Entertainment world" Written across it. On opening this flap you get to see it all neatly in place and well sealed up and a nice piece of paper warning you to check everything before you remove the seals. If you remove the seals and something is missing you will get a restock Charge of 25% which would equate to Approx a £40 charge this is quite a stark realty check. It all so Warns that if the seal is broken then the screen the warranty is Void (Consider it Void before i even opened the box) .... Taking note of these pre warnings i then put it to the side.

Below you can see a nice selection of cables and the wrapped TFT Touch screen.

• VGA extension lead with USB adapter
• AVI / Sound / VGA Brake out lead
• Docking station for the screen with a Sticker on it for mounting on dashboards if you so require.
• Small remote control
• UK power adapter rated at 12V * 200 Milliamps
• A cigarette Lighter Power Supply with Suppressor (nice to see)
• Black and white Manuel
• Driver CD for touch screen interface.







Once all the packing was removed and checked for damaged i took a look at the screen it self. Now the screen feels quite heavy which is a good sign and feels quite robust. The buttons have a nice solid click to them when depressed and are raised about 1 mm from the surface. You can see the IR receiver is Just above the buttons on the right which doesn't look out of place and is in a good position. I hate receivers at the bottom of the screen as sometimes you have to lower the remote for it to work correctly. One thing i was suppressed not to find was a protective plastic layer over the screen itself.






On the back side there isn't that much to see. You get the Sticker with the model no but there is no serial number which was different. On the left hand side you can see the Brake out cable input as well as the power supply plug point. You can all so see the speaker holes to the left on the back plate. and the mounting point for the dash board mount. One thing i noticed straight away was there are plenty of air vents dotted around the back and again this is good to see. All so there is a Styles' holder on the back left with a styles inside.




April 3, 2009 3:26:30 AM

Oky more info on the Lilliput EBY701-NP/C/T from http://www.carcomputer.co.uk/.
The brake out cable for the touch screen is very well made it has 2 Wings that you depress to fit the lead to the monitor. It is very good as once it is fitted it is going no ware fast. The powe cable is standard and has none of these features.
Photo of the lead.....

The pen
Once thing im not to impressed with is the Pen that comes with the system. after a little play i found the pen feels like it is scratching the surface of the screen and feels real cheap in dead. After 2 times of pulling it out of it recess of the back of the screen it then became lose. The pen now doesn't seem to hold its place very well. So my advice would be to go out and buy some nice pens for the Nintendo ds instead as these feel much smoother but will not fit in the back which is a shame.

The remote control.
To my surprise it also came with a remote which i didn't see till it fell out of the box from its hidden recess. Now the remove is a very cheaply made remote. It can turn off and on the monitor and flick between the av / Tv settings quite easily. At distance its to say the least a bit dodgy mind you saying that its not a bad thing as these were made for a car not a living room so its not a big problem. One thing ill say which may sound a little wired is that it did not change over my 42" Samsung TV in my living Room. Why did i say that .... well its because i have several MP3 player's that have these cheap controls and when playing with them in the past they have turned over East Enders (which does not impress my lass) this one didn't do that thank god ...
Pictures of the remote... (ill take some after as ive just found it lol)

Installation of the Lilliput EBY701-NP/C/T.
One thing that was missing from the box is the fact it doesn't come with a DVI to VGA converter but to be honest at the price its cost it is defiantly not a deal breaker. You can get you off line for as little as £1.50 if you look round or by asking at your local computer supplier. Now the Brake out cable comes in two sections. There is a din style plug on the end that connects the VGA brake out section. All you do is screw this together. Again nice idea as this stops it from being pulled apart. The total length of the cable is approx 4 foot which is a good length. This can be extended with a monitor extension cable. There is also Audio in built into the cable(mono only) but these are only a few cm long so you'll need to get a extension cable for them if you like to use the sound on the screen. I won't be testing the sound as i have no need to use it. There is all so 2 yes 2 RCA jacks for video. I presume these are for extra systems on a car for the likes of reversing and the like. But that is handy to know for maybe a hidden 3rd screen for system setting and such things ;)  ...






USB - 4 wire retentive Touch screen system and software.
On the brake out able there is a USB 2 cable that attaches to the PC for the Touch screen system. Do not install this until you have used the driver cd and installed your drivers . Now for a list of supported systems that the software supports ...
• Windows 98 SE, ME, NT, 2000, Xp , Xp 64, Vista 32, Vista 64, Dos (in fact all MS OS's)
• Linux
• Mac
• Windows CE
• Embedded XP
• HP Digitizer 32 and 64
• QNX Neutrino RTOS v6.3
(now come on this is excellent i think some Hardware makers need to take note of this company)
The CD also contains OLD drivers and PD Documents for the system and even teaches you how to build your own modules for Linux (My lass had to revive me after i saw that).....
Now the software is created by eGalax - http://210.64.17.162/web20/eg/drivers.htm (Driver there) Just in case you need them. Latest Version is 5.0.1.5310.
Ill not go into the software to much but it contains every you need to get the system up and running and works well. I have tested on Xp , Xp 64, Vista and Vista 64 without any problems what so ever.

More to come on the screen
April 3, 2009 3:27:32 AM

in case any questions why a send screen here you go

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61QsSA5t7D8

hehe thks brad. Yeh its a good Driver to use with the system and works real well. Been mesing some more with the screen and it can do Hi Def 180p so im well happy.

On with some painting .

The base bord was then smoothed down with wet and dry 1200 grit and then painted with Black spray paint.



after 4 coats of black paint and then sanded down with 2000 grit wet and dry.



Then i layerd 6 coats of Varnish on the wood and wet and dryed each coat with 2000 Grit wet and dry and then once it all had dryed after 24 hours added the rails.




As you can see the rails extend right out and this is how the pc will be fully accessable from the front of the cab. To add to that the Rail allso unclip off allowing the Pc tray to be un hooked and worked on with out the need to be near the cab :)  ...
April 5, 2009 1:48:10 PM

Bad wood working skills test fiiting the TS to a CP. Its a little tight but it goes lol ..

Had to lose the warrenty though :)  .... Speaker has been remove and the back pannel has gone to boot as well. Ive sticky taped the back PCB to the back of the screen to hold it into place. that babys is going no ware fast i can tell you.

This is not the final (could be though) but more over giveing me idears how to fit it.





April 7, 2009 5:14:25 PM

Well a few more updates.

I've been working in the crazy British weather. One min it dry and lovely next is pissing down with rain and boy does that annoy some one whose just spent a few hours spay painting. Any way on with the show as such ...

To start off with I Painted the top Sliding draw for the PC to fit on and then after a few days of it hardening in the airing cupboard i proceed to use T-Cut and polish on the wood to get a smooth deep shine.





After a few about 20 min of letting the polish filtrate i then give it a good rub down with a cloth.




As you would expect it has a nice deep fish to it.
Next I proceed with the Touch screen Cp and sanded it down and then undercoated it a few times. Pics of it in different stages below.
April 7, 2009 5:25:16 PM











The low and behold it started to rain ... arrrrrr...



After drying it down and waiting for the rain to stop i then did a quick sand down with 1200 grit wet and dry and then spayed plastic coating over the top.


The once that is dry you supposed to wait 24 hours lol ... did i hell. I then started to paint it.
April 7, 2009 6:06:17 PM

This is the vairous stages of layering paint on the lcd CP ...











Then off to dry in the airing cuboard
a b B Homebuilt system
April 8, 2009 12:56:40 AM

Nice! I can see it's coming along well.
April 9, 2009 4:42:47 PM

Another load of build pics for you to looks at. First we have the LCD mock yp set up and then its been layered with varnish. There is how ever still some damage to the system due to the lovely British weather but that's just life. im sure once my kids get their hands on it it would be worse ...








April 9, 2009 4:47:34 PM

Then i fixed the LCD section to the base CP and then re sprayed it a few more times ..





Once that was all dry i then polished it down. you'll notice some damaged due to the weather but that is just life and since there i need to put a graphics and also a plastic over the top its not to much of a problem.







April 9, 2009 6:17:31 PM

and to complete this round. here are some photos of hopefully what its starting to look like....





April 11, 2009 11:05:56 PM

Just got my 1/2 bugged camera back so here some photos of the cp so far. Hopefully there a little better.

If fitted some more stuff but there is still a lot more work to do.





a b B Homebuilt system
April 14, 2009 1:17:54 PM

Nice! Hard part over.( Or is it? :p )
April 14, 2009 1:51:27 PM

@ shadow No the hard part is to come. The back box need doing. hahaha ...

The Frame is back and i very happy with it. I can now start to crack on with the other bits that need doing. Here is a few PIcs in the state of play its in now any way.













April 14, 2009 3:08:47 PM

This is the PC shelf installed and ready to go. as you can see it comes out quite far giving enough room to work on it. It can all so detach and allow the pc to be moved else ware to be worked on. All so close up pics of some of the controls with in the cp. There is still the wiring to do yet but that will be done later on ....







That's all for today. I need to know work on the back box and its going to take some time.
April 19, 2009 7:30:22 PM

Learning the basics of etching and working on some plastic just to test out my bad skills. ive never done anything like this before so i just jumped in with both feet and made my own dremmel holder and spent 20min testing out my skills .. My god does your arm feel like it's just gone 10 round with some woman's (some men's in today's climate as well) favourite toy ......

p.s I feel my tennis elbow come back very soon !!!!!

Pics below of my rubbish attempts lol ....








April 19, 2009 11:18:22 PM

last one for the night ..



April 20, 2009 8:32:47 PM

a bit more test etching. I don't think the Bumps on the egg worked out very well but hay ho its all about learning. Im now going to attempt to do the aliens allot smaller now as the sizes i have done are quite large and my Cp doest require them to be that big. So ill now have a go at doing them 1/2 the size while seeing if i can still retain the detail. If that works we can see how things go from there.
Pics below of the face hugger coming out of a egg. This took about 25 min to make. Not to happy with it though. I think the best design so far is the second alien.




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