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Old 09-12-2008, 10:06   #1
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Evo PC Project (Final year uni project)

The aim: to build an in car pc and incorporate full engine data logging, GPS logging, video recording and G-force logging, and then have the above data fully integrated together.
Eventually the data logging can be used on any laptop via plug and play usb connections to the GPS, G-force, cam and engine; just secure your laptop in the car, install the software, plug in the bits and off you go.


So far:

the PC has been built
1.6Ghz dual core intel atom motherboard
2Gb DDR2 Ram
160Gb Seagate hard drive
M2-ATX PSU
VoomPc case




the other parts of the base car pc are arriving or ordered and should all get installed this weekend

carTFT 7" TMR open board display


IP67 rearview colour and night vision cam


keysonic bluetooth keyboard + dongle


USB OBDII cable
Evoscan beta version (working with Hamish @ evoscan on this)

Panasonic slim DVD/RW going in a USB powered external case for plug and play compatability.
Seperate leisure battery
JL amp and speakers (as the headunit is being replaced by the screen I lose that amplification so a seperate amp must be installed, as for the speakers.... the standard mitsi ones are c*** so i thought i might as well replace them at the same time)

bits still to order
3G internet
USB GPS receiver
USB 3-axis accelerometer
USB bulletcam with suction cup mount


will update later as the project progresses
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Old 09-12-2008, 10:12   #2
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Old 09-12-2008, 10:15   #3
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Very impressed mate, if you need another car to test it in gimme a shout

keep us posted on your progress

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cool dongle! What is it??
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cool dongle! What is it??
the dongle isn't in the picture as it was ordered from another company, but i thought i'd include it anyway.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B...pf_rd_i=468294

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Very impressed mate, if you need another car to test it in gimme a shout

keep us posted on your progress

Cheers Clay
I might take you up on that, all you'll need to bring is a fully charged laptop; i'll PM with details of the track and date of the tests once i've got everything up and running and working on my system, but it won't be for several months yet.

My initial tests will be at snetterton on the 8th of feb, but final tests will probably be around easter time.
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Old 09-12-2008, 12:21   #6
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Your at university and you drive an evoIX
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Old 09-12-2008, 12:56   #7
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yup, but it's due to being a mature student and working for a few years before uni.
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Old 09-12-2008, 13:27   #8
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What programming language will you be using? Will it be multi-platform?

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Old 09-12-2008, 15:47   #9
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the language used is visual basic (which i'm learning in my spare time) and the software only runs on windows based OS's atm.

http://www.limitless.co.nz/

my programming input will probably be quite minimul as Hamish has written everything, i'm mostly only going to be tinkering.
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yup, but it's due to being a mature student and working for a few years before uni.
Mature student George? Who told you you were mature?

Looking forward to having a sneaky peak at this once it's fully installed and running.
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Old 10-12-2008, 00:17   #11
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Hopefully you'll get to see the PC in the car on tuesday night
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Old 10-12-2008, 07:06   #12
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I was talking to my mate and we were going to knock something up like this last year.

There was something like this on the gadget about 8 months back.

look like you've covered most of features we talked about;

hd video cameras hard wired
wifi built in
touch screen
ect...


Good luck with it, who knows make it well and you could sell it on, as i don't think there is a solution or alternative for sale for Evo's at present.

I would be interested in something like this myself

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Old 10-12-2008, 07:26   #13
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I started programming a project in the summer got side tracked though, in C++ and OpenGL, here are some images of the interface, I was going to integrate GPS and inertial sensors to so that you could have a G-meter. I was also working on a seperate program to then visualise the track that you've driven in 3d, changing the colour with range limits



Note the graphing tool shows history, this was using a sine wave to test






You could change the display screen from dials, graphs, bar charts and ODB2 info, although the problem I had was the cable I was using as I could only get 10 updates a second, and I never got round to purchasing one that allows better rates.

Sorry for highjacking your thread, but thought it might be of interest

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a few more parts have arrived
JL Amp

Slimline DVD/RW...

which I installed in a USB powered external enclosure


the TFT is sheduled to be delivered in the next few days and the car is booked in for the main install on tuesday
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Old 10-12-2008, 18:54   #15
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Any of you clever chaps care to comment on my thread?
I'm trying to find a gauge solution to work with my Evo 8 and a Pocket PC. I want to be able to show data like in the screen shots above.

http://lancerregister.com/showthread.php?t=234827
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