The official "Post your custom-from-scratch dash" thread

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Re: The official "Post your custom-from-scratch dash" thread

Postby Lokiel » Mon Jan 23, 2017 6:01 am

benckj wrote:Are there any head units which run Android WiFi that could be used for Shadow dash display? The Wifi enables Apps & games to be downloaded onto device.

Technology seems to be moving quickly and being able to supply a head unit capable of running SD & gauge display must be on the horizon. Can someone tell me why a HU like the one below would not work?

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/7-Andro ... 87bf9003e0

Ulitimately I'd like a HU which ran Windows and could run TS so tuning was possible. This one would work but $689 is still a bit steep considering a basic laptop tablet can be used for a fraction of the cost and this comes as a kit without CPU, RAM, etc. Basic complete unit is closer to the $1100 mark.

http://e3io.com/2din-carputer-a4-barebone

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Bang for buck, you can't beat an Android head unit, they're so useful in a car.

My experience with them can be read here: http://www.smallvolvos.com/799-introductions/703857-eonon-ga5151w-install-into-2005-sp23.html
and the latest in my Garage thread, starting here: http://mx5cartalk.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=57&t=41091&start=828

BOTTOM LINE:
* If you can find a model that's specific to your car, it will probably fit with few issues (like the Mazda 3 unit I installed in my SP23).
* If you need to use a generic unit, be prepared for a lot of fitment hassles - I found it easier to fit a single-DIN unit with a detachable screen (the Double-DIN unit was impossible to fit in a 2004 Mazda NB).
* Get one with the largest resolution you can find, typically 1024x600 at this time for reasonably-priced units, since small screens are easily consumed by an App's buttons/menus.
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Re: The official "Post your custom-from-scratch dash" thread

Postby benckj » Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:28 am

Thanks for the valuable info, will follow up on your recommendations.

In my MR2 I do have considerable dash space for installing so don't think I will have same issues as your MX5. What I am interested in is the downloading of Shadowdash and how well it runs on the HU.

Being a T-top with glass roof panels, glare is another concern of mine which is why I was looking at displays that can be re-positioned. Trouble with this idea is possible interference with my gear knob or blocking of dash vents which can be a downside in the hot summer heat and dependence on AC.

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Re: The official "Post your custom-from-scratch dash" thread

Postby theduck » Mon Jan 23, 2017 5:30 pm

Finally got round to registering tunerstudio and having a play with the dashboards tonight

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0WapwV-oLA
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Re: The official "Post your custom-from-scratch dash" thread

Postby magaiverbrasil » Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:26 pm

beavis wrote:Pretty much finished now on my Dash, and quite chuffed with the result. :)
Created images for all the indicators i want to use, so things like overboost, CEL, and FanOn now display with stylish icons.

https://youtu.be/fqnVJwmXLkA
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I like this dash, whats price ?
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Re: The official "Post your custom-from-scratch dash" thread

Postby beavis » Wed Feb 01, 2017 1:07 am

Hi magaiverbrasil,

They are all available on the website: http://tunerstudiodashboards.com/

After making that dash you quoted above, I was inspired to make a few others.... and hope to make some more soon :)

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Re: The official "Post your custom-from-scratch dash" thread

Postby jay_rich » Fri Feb 17, 2017 5:00 pm

beavis wrote:Hi magaiverbrasil,

They are all available on the website: http://tunerstudiodashboards.com/

After making that dash you quoted above, I was inspired to make a few others.... and hope to make some more soon :)

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Amazing. I'll be looking for a tablet now. How much to modify the Lambo one a tad?

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Re: The official "Post your custom-from-scratch dash" thread

Postby Austin Finley » Thu Mar 02, 2017 7:11 pm

Made it for myself/part of my senior thesis. Still need to find a knob for fuel table switch and finish up the wiring but here it is! If people are interested I can do a write up on how i made it later
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Re: The official "Post your custom-from-scratch dash" thread

Postby beavis » Thu Mar 02, 2017 7:49 pm

jay_rich wrote:Amazing. I'll be looking for a tablet now. How much to modify the Lambo one a tad?

Jay


Hey Jay, in case you missed my PM, shoot me a message via the website and I can see what we can do. http://tunerstudiodashboards.com/
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Re: The official "Post your custom-from-scratch dash" thread

Postby RGNHD » Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:12 am

Austin Finley wrote:Made it for myself/part of my senior thesis. Still need to find a knob for fuel table switch and finish up the wiring but here it is! If people are interested I can do a write up on how i made it later


I am digging this a lot! Definitely in for a write up!
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Re: The official "Post your custom-from-scratch dash" thread

Postby gjls » Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:24 am

Microsoft Surface 3 running Tuner Studio connected with Bluetooth.
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Re: The official "Post your custom-from-scratch dash" thread

Postby benckj » Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:34 pm

Finially purchased and installed my Android head unit with 7" screen. It's Wifi capable so will download Shawdodash as well as RealDash to have a play. Report back with pics soon.

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