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  1. AFK Fest 2010 - Control Carputer Winamp with iDevice

    by , 09-02-2010 at 03:12 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 03:14 PM by optikalefx

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

    by , 09-01-2010 at 03:25 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.

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    Updated 10-13-2010 at 02:26 AM by optikalefx

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  3. AFK Fest 2010 - Steve's Custom Delorean

    by , 08-27-2010 at 04:02 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.
  4. AFKfest 2009 - MaxBob Car Computer Install

    by , 09-28-2009 at 10:12 AM


    Rob Wray from mp3Car talks with MaxBob about his car installation. He has fabricated his own semi-circular dash extension to re-locate the face plate of his radio. He has actually left the radio installed, and just moved the face plate that way he can put the 7 inch touch screen in place while not losing his FM radio.
  5. AFKfest 2009 - Mike Car Computer Install

    by , 09-07-2009 at 01:21 PM

    Rob Wray from mp3Car Talks with Mike L. about his car computer install. What is unique about this install is the use of Garmin Mobile. Although it may look like it Garmin is not running in Centrafuse, it's the stand alone program.

    Mike also has a VNC client for his windows mobile device that allows him to interact with his phone from using the touch screen instead of having to use the small 2 inch screen on the phone.

    Updated 09-17-2009 at 03:37 PM by optikalefx

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