Maruti Ritz Carputer and ICE Installation


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Hi all,

I got my Ritz delivered last month and wanted to install decent ICE in it

I was fascinated with the idea of a computer in the car and decided to build a carpc, and got so exited that I've all the items ordered, delivered, built before getting the car, and even before learning how to drive [evil]

So, These are the components for my car PC.

Motherboard : Intel D525MW (Sourced from ebay globaleasybuy)
RAM : Hynix DDR3 2GB (Pulled from my laptop)
SSD : Vertex 2 60GB (Had it already)

Power supply for Car : M3-ATX, 125w output (Sourced from Short-circuit.com)
Power supply for wall socket : picoPSU-80, 80w output, 60w (12v/5A) AC-DC Power Adapter (Sourced from ebay globaleasybuy)

Enclosure : M350 Universal Mini-ITX enclosure (Sourced from ebay globaleasybuy)

Internet : mini pci-e Expedite EU850D Embedded Module with BSNL 3G prepaid (Sourced from mobilx long time back)

Microphone for calls: Asus SoundMax SoundBeam Array Microphone (Sourced from ebay)

Front End : Centrafuse

Display : V70-XB 7in widescreen touchscreen monitor (Sourced from Short-circuit.com)

Usb OBD Scanner : OBDLINK SX, it works with ritz
Usb Bluetooth : Normal min usb from ebay
Usb camera : logitech hd cam (Webcam Pro 9000).
Usb GPS : i-Blue GM-2 USB GPS Receiver with Satguide Maps

For the power requirements:

M3 ATX is capable of providing 125 watts.
Below is the break up (Taken from manual),

Output Rail - Current (Max) - Power (Max)
5V - 6A - 30w
3.3V - 6A - 19.8w
5VSB - 1.5A - 7.5w
-12V - 0.15A - 1.8w
12V - 4-6A - 72w
Total wattage: 125watts

Power usage (approximate):
Motherboard/cpu : 22w
SSD : 4w
PCI Express Mini Card : 2.5W
Case Fan : 1.44w
Ram : 2-3w
Display : 20w
Usb Flash 8gb : 2w
Usb OBD II : 5w
Usb GPS : 5w
Usb Bluetooth : 2w
Usb rearview camera : 5w
Usb sound : 5w
Total wattage: <80w for computer

Audio Components part.

Hertz 4 Channel Amplifier (HE 4.1)
Hertz Front Component System (DSX 165)
Hertz Rear Coaxial Speakers (DCX 165)
Hertz DBX 250 Subwoofer

Installation: I had checked with Auto shop at Bangalore and they had no idea about Carpenter and i felt they were not interested to do the job.

Then i went to top car at Jayanagar, they were little more inclined to do the job. It took 5 hrs for complete installation, i mean everything from system, speakers to gps, obd etc.

i've Windows 7 running centrafuse and "all is well" [:)]

For the power, I've connected computer with the double din stereo power sockets and amp to battery.

I'll upload some pics once i reach home.
 
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Nice carputer configuration.
And from where did you got that OBD2 scanner and how much is its price?
Do post the pics after reaching home.[:D]
Do post an introduction also,in the introduction section.
Eager to see the carputer.

Cheers
[cheers]
 
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Could not edit the previous post.

Below are the pics.
 

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The screen looks awesome mate!.But its too glossy.
And how much is price of that mic?
I suppose it has noise cancellation.[thinking]
But will the camera work automatically when the car is in reverse gear?
And is your Ritz a DDIS or K12?

Cheers[cheers]
 
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The screen looks awesome mate!.But its too glossy.
And how much is price of that mic?
I suppose it has noise cancellation.[thinking]
But will the camera work automatically when the car is in reverse gear?
And is your Ritz a DDIS or K12?

Cheers[cheers]
yep, the screen is little glossy but visibility is fine.
mic is around 350, it doesn't have noise cancellation but i suppose we could use realtek software to do that.
Camera is a usb, I've to open cam manually.
its a DDIS...
 
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So I need an OBD2 scanner like that.How much is its price?And from where?

Do you find any difficulty in using that camera,because you've to start it manually.
And which centrafuse version is that?
 
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So I need an OBD2 scanner like that.How much is its price?And from where?

Do you find any difficulty in using that camera,because you've to start it manually.
And which centrafuse version is that?

Its OBDLINK SX, around 3.5k. Look at the main post where they are sourced...
 
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Nice. I'm in the middle of my Carputer project too. Stuck because I can't find a suitable box and also a cracked screen. Can you share links to the sources for the components and prices.
 
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Welcome to TAI Raj , your carputer looks awesome , great work! But i think the monitor is not a perfect fit to your dashboard.
 
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Thanks, even i'm searching for fascia plate which can fit the monitor properly. Any idea where i can get something like that?
 
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Hey Raj,

That was amazing and cool stuffs.[clap] Really I didn't know that we can have a car PC, Just discovered from this thread. So wats the cost of total setup.?
 

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Neat and fantastic job there. Nice to see another ICE and Carputer installation thread. Welcome aboard and thanks for sharing this wonderful DIY with us.

Drive Safe,
350Z
 
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