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02-03-2015 09:11 PM
BlackSportD raspberry pi 2 + Win10 support-- looks interesting.
01-28-2015 09:14 AM
BlackSportD Being a big Halo fan, I dig Cortana already simply due to namesake, but I want to try and stay within one ecosystem (already an android/google user) and don't want to be on the tip of the spear of Win 10 as they work through first run glitches. I am excited Win 10 looks to be what Ubuntu wanted to be though, a unity software. Now I'm doubly interested in your tablet project haha.

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I'm hoping to use this for my setup for all the Voice command integration
I didn't even think of this, ergonomically it be super irritating to use the touch screen. A deal breaker for Win is no Torque app. Think a light weight Win10 can run an android emulator with functional bluetooth?

Do you have pictures of installing/mounting your Chalkboard 7" to the OE housing?
01-27-2015 10:12 PM
JamesE Thanks for the update. Voice command is a good solution for the long reach.
01-27-2015 05:29 PM
jburnz300 I've not found the computer/board I want to to use for my Chalkboard 7" yet. I have a low power Windows 10 setup I'm testing and with the updates to Cortana I'm hoping to use this for my setup for all the Voice command integration I can utilize in the car. Since I keeping the factory location of the screen, the screen is back further and makes for and odd reach for all the touch gestures, so having voice will be good. Google does voice commands well to I suppose, but still interested in the Windows offerings. I'll have updates by early march '15 on my setup. Thanks.
01-18-2015 10:25 PM
BlackSportD x2 bump, curious about a screen plus android USB stick solution.
01-18-2015 05:19 PM
TurboIS_DJ Bump!

Any progress?

I've had a OE nav housing in a box for quite some time now but haven't gotten around to buying a cheap tablet to retrofit into it.
09-26-2014 01:13 PM
Justin311 A little progress today on my lunch break, decided I'm glassing in a cheap 3-gauge pod I bought on ebay for $6 shipped, and then the tablet will slide in over top of the gauges for tuning and track days:





Once I get the pod epoxied in there and everything fitting how I like, Ill do a final 2 layers of fiberglass followed by a sanding and paint to match the rest of the dash. Think I'll hold it all on with industrial Velcro so it can be removed easily for stereo/dash work etc:

09-21-2014 08:57 PM
Justin311 This is how the Ipad Mini fits in my daily driver...hope I can get it this clean in the IS. I forgot I also run Escort LIVE radar detector display. Ugh too many programs:



And here is just HALF of the mess of cables I'm giong to have to make look clean for my Toshiba install/hookup to FIC/Zeitronix/Power Supply:



But the end result will be worth it...no more need to carry a laptop in the car, guages, readings, datalogs and tuning changes galore!!

09-21-2014 08:33 PM
Justin311 I just thought I'd throw mine into the mix.

So I have an '05 and it came with the flip up cubby. My Ipad Mini fit PERFECTLY in there (love that thing - dashcommand is AWESOME on there). Unfortunately none of the rest of the software I need to run (mostly Zeitronix and AEM FIC) are compatible with iOS The Acer Iconia is also a nearly perfect fit...but it runs Android. Still not compatible. Must be windows (I know, horrible...but at least I have a car PC also now). So back to the drawing board.

I have been planning this out for a while and a friend of mine is a software programmer so he wanted me to specifically look for a windows tablet. I found a SUPER deal on the Toshiba 8" tablet...and it was off by 1/4" from fitting in the factory pod. However, I wired it all up and all 3 peice of software I want to run are working flawlessly (DashCommand, Zeitronix Logger and AEM FIC)..so now I need to find a way to mount it ('03 on left, '05 on right):



Soooo....ironically I went back to an older style dash since I couldn't bear to hack up my awesome 05 dash (will keep it for if I find a better tablet or iOS makes progress). So I went to the junkyard today and found an '03 dash tray and started by making a fiberglass mold of my '05 tray with the lid flipped up (just to get a starting point). I will attach this fiberglass "pod" to the '03 dash then house all my goodies in it. This is how far I made it today....I have very limited free time, and this is the SECOND time I have tried firberglass so I am by no means an authority, just playing around to see what I can come up with. So far its a good start I think:



Its not even setup yet (the wrinkles are the aluminum foil protecting my '05 cubby, that part will be cut out anyways), will check it tomorrow and probably do 2 more layers then smooth it over with body filler and then paint it black after I determind how best to mount the tablet. I'm actaully (still debating on this) going to leave my 52mm boost gauge and Zeitronix wideband/multi gauge hidden behind the tablet so if I take the tablet out (theft prevention) I still have a good old analog mechanical boost gauge back there.

Please everybody share ideas on how to make this fit the cleanest. I need to find the best way to "attach" it - I am leaning towards making a cavity lined with neo magnets impregnated in the fiberglass (I was going down this road with my Ipad mini in my Infiniti so already bought all the supplies). Haven't checked the Toshiba tablet to see if it is magnetic.

I am also unhappy about how I have to run a MicroUSB cable out the side and split it into a "Y" so that I can plug a hub in (Zeitronix, FIC) then the other split from the "Y" has to charge with the MicroSD cable, wish they were all wireless like my Bluetooth OBDII dongle for my DashCommand software. Any ideas?

I need to find the software that shuts the PC down when you remove the charger, read somewhere on mymp3 car or some website that the software exists. If there was some way to wirelessly charge and turn the USB signals into wireless signals this would all be MUCH cleeaner. But I guess I can also make a "chase" up the side in fiberglass to hide the power and USB cabling. SO not clean like a wireless setup would be :/
05-19-2014 12:40 PM
Culpable04
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Originally Posted by specONE View Post
and you got this acer tablet into the factory navigation housing?
looks huge when i did a quick search of it online
sadly I didnt take pictures of the process but I removed the plastic guards around the bottoms etc, plus a lot of dremel.
you can fit it in place, worst case you can fully remove all the guts of the orignal acer housing and trasfer the components like that, it would be a lot easier that way, but since I had no personal attachement to the OEM housing I had no problem dremeling the guts off of it.


PS, I'm talking about the Acer Iconia 7 inch tablet.
05-18-2014 10:23 AM
jburnz300
Chalkboard Electronics 7" update

So I'm working on getting the 7" capacitive installed from Chalkboard. My goal was to frame in it in place where the old one sits so that I can keep the framing to mount the ODroid hardware on the back of the screen. anyone have any ideas or suggestions? The Chalkboard screen is just slightly taller and doesn't quite clear. Its just a fraction off. I'm thinking of sanding it down with a dremel. Any suggestions much appreciated.
04-21-2014 04:38 PM
bleego Sorry I haven't updated in a while, I sort of locked myself away working on a bunch of stuff on another car. So to start with the bad news.

The unit I got does not appear to function. It turns on, but the screen under the touchpad is cracked and nothing appears on the screen. So ... lame.

The good news is that at least fit wise, it is entirely doable. Here are some pictures of how it fits in the 2004 + cubby hole. I believe that if one had the Nav unit, the screen could be made to fit. As is, the only thing really keeping it from working on mine is the latch mechanism, and the fact that the unit doesn't work.

-Edit just sent an email to the company to see what can be done.
04-19-2014 09:37 AM
specONE
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Originally Posted by Culpable04 View Post
I had my tablet installed for a few months, then got an appradio as christmas gift so tablet came out, I'll try to look for pictures, I think I may even have a video of it running.

if anyone wants to buy it, just throw me an offer, it's been modified to start with ignition, there is no power on / power off botton, I modified the board to be on all the time so it starts with ignition, and removed the battery.

the reason for that modification is that I didnt want the battery cooking on a hot summer day and exploding all over my underdash. the tablet is a Acer Iconia A100 running ICS. they are really cheap and they come with GPS on baord, I highly recomend them. search online and you will be able to find a new one for around 125 if you look carefully.
and you got this acer tablet into the factory navigation housing?
looks huge when i did a quick search of it online
04-14-2014 12:38 PM
Culpable04 I had my tablet installed for a few months, then got an appradio as christmas gift so tablet came out, I'll try to look for pictures, I think I may even have a video of it running.

if anyone wants to buy it, just throw me an offer, it's been modified to start with ignition, there is no power on / power off botton, I modified the board to be on all the time so it starts with ignition, and removed the battery.

the reason for that modification is that I didnt want the battery cooking on a hot summer day and exploding all over my underdash. the tablet is a Acer Iconia A100 running ICS. they are really cheap and they come with GPS on baord, I highly recomend them. search online and you will be able to find a new one for around 125 if you look carefully.
04-11-2014 04:18 PM
bleego I finally got the screen in the mail today. Here are a few pictures. Unfortunately right this second I do not have either a proper HDMI cable to plug this into ( Left it in the office ), nor do I have an IS300 to compare the size too. So I'm pretty worthless in this regard right now. ( My roommate is borrowing the car for today, I should get some comparison shots in the next day or so )

This is the screen in comparison to my wife's iPad mini
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