2003 330xi E46 type Embedded Computing

I’ve got a Dynavin which I just pulled, and I am specing out all the parts I’ll need for the Car PC upgrade. In the meantime I am getting an Android Dynavin to hold me over until I can afford everything for the car pc.

Most of this is from this thread:

Problem: My E46’s D99 Dynavin (WinCE 5) doesn’t want to process video in, so it’s become a toshiba ARM 2440 MCU experimenter board that looks like bmw parts to play with, but a car without head.

Solution:I’m going to install a carpc with the following specs on my 2003 330xi.

I ordered the E46 Xenarc bezel for the 700TSV from Janus.

Everyone, including Kenishi over there says it works with all Xenarc 7″ monitors, but I’m getting sticking with the TSV. I’m going with Xenarc over liliput for the linux support and because I like the look better.

aux headphone in

Remote start/heat:

  • 2 Channel Programmable Remote Control Momentary Switch
  • Programmable Button:
  • Function:stealth switch (all lights off, mute audio), performance switch (change timing, turn off ac, etc.)
  • 1xSilver Stainless Steel Momentary Pushbutton 16mm


  • 1xSilver Stainless Steel Momentary Pushbutton 16mm
  • Ignition Kill switch:
  • 1xBlack Latching Pushbutton Automotive Switch 16mm
  • (have to figure out where to connect)

Jump switch:

  • Function: batt 1 to batt. 2 connect/UPS(PC+Amp) to batt 2 disconnect
  • Material: 1xBlack Latching Pushbutton Automotive Switch 16mm
  • Relays

Joycon EXR Steering Wheel Control PC Interface
(can I just use rolfs ibus interface?)


  • dc-dc converter
  • Powered wrt-54g dd-wrt AP
  • Powered USB Hub
  • USB A female to motherboard header adapter
  • 15′ USB cable
  • 2.5-Foot USB Male to male cable CBL-BLK-USB-AMAM


  • Janus Designs Bezel
  • Xenarc 700TSV 7″ TFT LCD Touchscreen Monitor New 2010 Model
  • Xenarc 700 Series extra long Monitor Cable 5 Meters (16.4 feet), New Version, 26 Pin
  • VGA duplicator
  • 15″ acer monitor
  • ergonomic arm


  • Mini-Box SFX / ATX enclosure for M4-ATX
  • M4-ATX 250W Intelligent DC-DC PSU
  • M4-ATX USB Cable 3′
  • Mini-Box picoUPS-120 ATX DC micro UPS system / battery backup system for 12V automotive enviroments.
  • 12V battery for ups and jump start button



  • USB stick


  • Alfa usb wardriving kit (use with backtrack)


  • tethering via bluetooth, usb, or actual 3g/4g+sim i don’t know yet

HD Radio

  • MJS HD Radio USB PC Interface Cable
  • Visteon HD Radio Component Car Tuner Kit


  • USB stick


  • diy radio box


  • R310 2.7-inch 140 degrees Dual Lens dash board camera car dvr black box video recorder + gps logger
  • 32gb memory card

I want to run ride runner on win 7 with backtrack on vmware.

I want to have convention windows and linux operation, with the ride runner frontend.

I haven’t picked navi software but I need that.

I also need to figure out and photograph the Harman Kardon amp hookups, because the dynavin just used the fakra cable, but the carpc has to take over all that.

It’s be cool to put a roof rack with removable solar panels and storage for a bike genset, but weapons storage and a yakima box for cargo comes first after carpc.

I want to cover all the bases of the dynavin, installing android, backtrack, and any other os in vmware under win 7.

I’m particularly concerned about bluetooth phonebook, calling, tethering? and ipod support.

In the meantime, I am trying to pick the hardware carefully, so that the current linux kernel and current win update database have every driver except for things like the joycon that it will need.


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