Posted on August 22, 2003
I.C.E. Unit = Integrated Car Entertainment Unit...
This is where it all started...An innocent glove box, stripped from its dwelling only to be mutated into...well you'll see...
Oh yeah, and those wires, talk about a mess load of wires. Thank god my dash has lots of empty space in it...It takes a total of 8 different wires to make this creature fully functional...
Another Handy feature of this glove box is its two piece design...It makes it much easier to run the power button, and LEDs...It was also handy for cutting out the motherboard footprint for the inner lining...
Hah...This was a mod that was made after the completion of the beta unit...It took less then 5 minutes for the beta unit to overheat and lockup...So, the solution was to cut out as much plastic as one can but still keep the structural integrity of the glove box...Yee Haw!!!
As you can tell, the Power LED and Hard Drive LED were extremely easy to wire through the front latch of the glove box...Ironically they are the exact length to reach the block on the motherboard...
Yeah Dawg...Check this out, the reset button from an old Packard Bell neatly tucked inside the left side of the latch...With a little hot glue, one can do anything!!!
Check out the size of this beast...It's processor is an embedded 1Ghz VIA low power processor with video decoding built in...If you take a look at the memory slot It gives you a good idea of how small this board is...
Don't be confused by its size...This Monster's got the options...From 6-Channel Audio output, FireWire, USB 2, Digital audio, composite and S-Video output, IDE 133, DDR333 and a PCI slot...
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