Project ATOM-DIY


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Wondering what project ATOM is all about? Well, its not something related to atoms and nuclear reactions, its actually a computer which runs on an atom based processor supplied by Intel, I named the project after the processor.

Project atom is formally called as CARPUTER; a carputer is a computer with less power consumption with a small cabinet and a touch screen monitor for inputs without the fuss of a mouse and a keyboard.

If you want something exciting and unique for your ride, a carputer is what you want, after all it’s all about the interest you take in making your car a head turner. I love my ride and that is why I came up with this initiative.

What is it used for?

It’s the best alternative for a head unit in your car, a head unit can only play audio files, receive radio frequencies and play them, but a carputer has endless benefits,
Well, lets see what a carputer offers you over a conventional head unit at a fraction of the cost,

- Run Windows or Linux OS with virtually any software application
- Crisp VGA Resolution of up to 1024x768
- Large capacity hard drive for all your media storage needs
- Intuitive touch screen for easy control through your fingertips
- Internet connectivity on the run
- Send and Receive emails in your car
- Play music in M3P, Wav and other conventional formats
- Video Playback in virtually any format without supporting hardware limitations
- Store, organize and view your pictures
- Support for GPS Navigation with Indian Maps
- Support for iPods and other media devices
- Store and playback music in FLAC and other lossless formats
- Support for mass storage devices
- Break free of the burden of carrying along your entire CD collection
- Play games
- Camera support for backup and video surveillance
- Synchronize and update your files and folders with your Desktop PC
- Synchronize your contacts and SMS with your mobile or smart phone
- Pristine audio quality when connected to a quality Soundcard or DAC
- Hands free function for your mobile phone
- Connect to any device with Bluetooth support
- Connect to any Wi-Fi network
The applications are unlimited and limited only to an individual's imagination. For me its more that what we can get on wheels, its dream come true for me.


wanted to do something diff for my lovely ride, so decided to do this, most of you might not be knowing bout this concept.
it took 5months for me to arrange enough cash, get stuff needed from abroad, source some stuff locally, get an idea of how and where to install them and stuff, over all after 5months of heavy work, i installed it in my ride this morning..the install took 2days for me.

pics and other details coming soon



 
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People here are just crazy.Loved your project man.[clap]

Would like to know more & get something similar for myself.[cheers]
 
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Congratulations Napster,
I was thinking what your facebook status meant,now i have a clear idea.
According to me this is the only M800 with a carputer on board.
Man you got a viewsonic screen in there??
whats the price??

I was thinking of a similiar project for my zen estilo but after looking at the prices of the components i freaked out a bit.

Sadly Maruti's are not OBD-II Complaint hence you can't get details from the car's ECU.
Hence i got a laptop.

People here are just crazy.Loved your project man.[clap]

Would like to know more & get something similar for myself.[cheers]
The price of this project can go upto 30k.
14K for the touchscreen alone.
You can get ones from abroad for cheaper rates.
and an OLD CPU is enough to power it up.
Mini-ATX boards are preferred.
 
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SWEET IDEA MAN!!!
really cool
it realy must be a head turner!
i really want to see it!
anytime dude..there is a lot more to be done to my install, this is just a start in this segment

People here are just crazy.Loved your project man.[clap]

Would like to know more & get something similar for myself.[cheers]
anytime dude..im ready to help you guys out here if you want any details bout my project, ill writeup a detailed note on what its all about soon!

Congratulations Napster,
I was thinking what your facebook status meant,now i have a clear idea.
According to me this is the only M800 with a carputer on board.
Man you got a viewsonic screen in there??
whats the price??

I was thinking of a similiar project for my zen estilo but after looking at the prices of the components i freaked out a bit.

Sadly Maruti's are not OBD-II Complaint hence you can't get details from the car's ECU.
Hence i got a laptop.
that viewsonic monitor is my desktop, i have a lilliput running in my ride, ill post some pics of it soon, i was sleepless last night, started the install at some 2pm in the afternoon, it continued till 5am next day, i was working whole night and was stressedout very badly so dint click any pics, ill do it tonight or tomorrow in the morning and post them here :)
 
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here is a file which i wrote out of experience..have a look at it [evil]

Password: m800mylife
 

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thanks dude..anytime, when ever you decide to get this on, just gimme a buzz, ill help you out
 
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yup,
mother board: 945 gclf-3800
ram: dynet 2gb-1800
cabinet : mercury dazzle mini itx- 1850
HDD : seagate sata 500GB- 2650
7" touch monitor - 12k
trackball- 800
iball usb hub- 250
wiring and fuse - 1000rs + or -
belkin usb wi-fi receiver - 1500
bluetooth dongle - 200
centrafuse - 3k
PSU 160w - 4200

ill order gps soon, out of cash as of now
 
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yeah..it was actually used in laptops as they consume less energy and doesnt get heated fast. they released these atom based mother boards into the market in the first quarter
 
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@renegade: not all maruti's are obd-ii compilant, sx4, grand vitara are obd-ii compilant.. maruti uses a different protocall, i dont exactly remember its name.
 
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