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    Hello all,

    I am new to the board having come by way of I am researching how to build a carputer and needd some assistance. I would appreciate any feedback that is offered.

    I am looking to build/buy a carputer with the following functions:

    (1) Control a custom audio/video alarm system that would include in-car cameras and be capable of storing audio/video and uploading to the internet, hard drive and/or home pc

    (2) GPS vehicle tracking that could be fed to a mobile cell phone

    (3) WI-FI access

    (4) Voice activated control

    (5) E-book reader capability

    (6) Multiple gauge read-out / OBDII scan & data logging

    (7) Infra red camera capable

    (8) TV Tuner

    What would I need to know in order to complete construction?? Any hardware suggestions?? I know this project will require that I take a journey to learn new info & skills. I just need someone to suggest what the first steps should be. Again thanks for any help you can provide!!

  • #2
    a good first step:
    My OLD 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT:
    "The Project That Never Ended, until it did"

    next project? subaru brz
    carpc undecided


    • #3
      Thanks!!! I'll start looking at the info available.


      • #4
        The FAQs are very helpful, soundman is giving sound advice! The worklogs/show off your project areas also helped me in the beginning. Ask a friend to come over on install day and help you (hopefully a friend with some sort of car aftermarket experience, etc..) in exchange for a couple beers on completion of the project.
        FAQ to the FAQ - Great Starting Point

        My 2006 Honda Accord Carputer - Work In Progress
        My 1997 Chrysler Concorde Carputer - Died