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  1. AFKFest 2010 BugByte - The past, present and future of car computing

    by , 10-29-2010 at 02:03 PM

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    Tom Berry, AKA BugByte on the forums, talks to AFKFest about the past, present and future of car computing. As one of the first car pc enthusiasts in the world, Tom explains the early uses for car pcs and how car pcs have evolved over time.

    He presents his thoughts on the current mobile data phase and the impact the car pc may have on the world in the future. Lots of good stuff in one brief segment.

    Updated 10-29-2010 at 02:54 PM by optikalefx

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  2. Shotgun! Front End demo in an 2005 Acura TL - mp3Car's 2010 AFK Fest

    by , 09-23-2010 at 04:21 PM

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    Colin, co creator of Shotgun! front end gives a demo of the software. Shotgun! was created with the beginner carpc hobbyist in mind. It is designed to be intuitive to use as well as easily to install and configure. Features include navigation, XM radio, internet, etc.

    You can download it today on the Auto App Mart.

  3. AFK Fest 2010 - Control Carputer Winamp with iDevice

    by , 09-02-2010 at 02:12 PM

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    Rob Wray, from mp3Car, looks into a solution for controlling massive amounts of music on your carputer. One great feature of using winamp for your music system is that there is an iPhone app called iAmpRemote which allows you to control winamp via an AdHoc connection. So you just need your windows computer to broadcast a signal, have your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch connected to it, and now you have a wireless remote.

    Adriel's carputer screen is installed into a custom bezel over the factory dash, running from an opus computer.

    Updated 09-02-2010 at 02:14 PM by optikalefx

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  4. AFK Fest 2010 - Paul's Internet Connected Volvo

    by , 09-01-2010 at 02:25 PM

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    Rob Wray, from mp3Car, takes a closer look at forum member PaulF's Volvo S60. He vehicle was one of the most 'teched out' at this year's AFKFest 2010.

    One of the main features of his car is the SheevaPlug, which runs 24/7 on an optima battery next to his standard carputer. The SheevaPlug acts as a webserver with a custom Centrafuse app that interacts with it. From the internet, he can turn his lights on, roll up or down his windows, start up his standard computer, and even hit play on his favorite song before he reaches the vehicle. He can even text message his vehicle to do many of these same actions.

    Checkout Parts 2 and 3 below

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    Updated 10-13-2010 at 01:26 AM by optikalefx

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  5. AFK Fest 2010 - Steve's Custom Delorean

    by , 08-27-2010 at 03:02 PM

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    Rob Wray, from mp3Car, talks with Steve about his Delorean. He was a great last minute and unexpected surprise at this year's AFKFest. This car is nicely restored and fully customized from the lights to the wheels and body.

    Steve fabricated the headlights and front facade of the car himself as the original parts had either been damaged or weren't to his liking. The gull-wing doors aren't the only cool feature though. The car has a built in touch screen and a 3 port USB hub built into the console. The computer is a laptop installed in the back of the vehicle.

    Steve's Delorean won 4th prize for best install this year.