Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Master list of carputer uses

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Master list of carputer uses

    I want to see what kind of list we can get going of all the things a carputer can be used for. If you have anything to add to my list, please do.

    DVD
    AM/FM
    XM Radio
    MP3
    CD
    Navigation
    OBD-II
    Control door locks/windows/neons, etc...
    Wireless internet
    Rear view camera
    Police scanner software (ICOM PCR-1000)

    I know there is more, lets hear them. If you guys come up w/ some more cool stuff i could use it for, it may push me into getting one. Let the ideas flow.

  • #2
    hook up a fm transmitter and broadcast your tunes to those around you

    I would like a microphone setup so I could say "you, yes you in the white ford stop picking your nose" and broadcast this on a commonly listened to FM station, or else "this is your car speaking, please dont fart in me" or something similiar
    Nano ITX / 512 MB / 60 GB / Panasonic slot load / M1-ATX / Bu303 / Sound blaster 24 / PPi amps / rockford sub

    Comment


    • #3
      Originally posted by SAScooby
      hook up a fm transmitter and broadcast your tunes to those around you

      I would like a microphone setup so I could say "you, yes you in the white ford stop picking your nose" and broadcast this on a commonly listened to FM station, or else "this is your car speaking, please dont fart in me" or something similiar
      That's such a cool idea. might give that a go one day.
      We are, will have and forever will be...
      But not tommorrow!

      Comment


      • #4
        Originally posted by SAScooby
        I would like a microphone setup so I could say "you, yes you in the white ford stop picking your nose" and broadcast this on a commonly listened to FM station, or else "this is your car speaking, please dont fart in me" or something similiar
        Highly illegal. Interfering with licenced signals with an unlicenced/unauthorized device

        But it is a good idea
        PowerVoice v1 | NaviVoice Source
        GammaControl v2.4
        SKINbedder v3

        1995 Lexus SC300

        Comment


        • #5
          You forgot TV

          Some thing's im doing in my car is when my phone rings and i answer it the PC shuts off the audio and records the conversation onto mp3

          handy if u forgot a number or where your ment to go.

          Also have the read view camera take pictures every 10 secs or video tape if u had that much space :P just incase u had an accident.

          Also it can act as a Email viewer, picture viewer, internet, games and alot more uses.
          CarPC Status:
          GPS: 99%
          Hardware: 99%
          Software: 92%
          Case Install: 99.9%
          Dash Install: 100%
          Car Install: 72%

          Comment


          • #6
            Security - alarm/immobiliser/door locking/power cutting/photo taking/police calling/gps sending car thief buster
            Hardware:- VIA EPIA MII 12000 LVDS 1.2Ghz : £137.95 + 512Mb PC2100 DDR Memory : £49.34 + Opus 150w Shuttle PSU: £128 + 7” Lilliput 629 Touchscreen: £173.90 + 2.5” 40Gb 5200rpm Laptop Drive + Slotload Laptop CD-RW/DVD-ROM + Hauppage WinTV-PCI-FM : £53.95

            Comment


            • #7
              Check out Ramsey Electronics, Panaxis, and North Country Radio for FM transmitter kits. Only if you have a completely legal reason to have a transmitter, of course.

              Other stuff a carputer can do:
              DSP EQ and/or effects for the sound system.
              monitoring and display of engine and drivetrain (pressure, temperatures, voltage) and warnings of fault conditions (maybe use an LCD text display arranged as a HUD?).
              take dictation; either audio recording or maybe speech-recognition
              make your own electro with Reason or other synth software
              drive some massive array of LEDs for light show or displaying messages

              Comment


              • #8
                Mobile porn show
                In da club....

                ALIZEE WANTS YOU.....

                (\__/)
                (='.'=)
                (")_(")
                Bunny's first poo
                __ U

                Comment


                • #9
                  Mobile WiFi Hotspot
                  •Micke

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    MAME et al

                    --or straight up games
                    •Micke

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      I have yet to install a carputer but I'm a geek, so it will happen soon, but besides the functionality you've outlined I'd like to:
                      • Help fight Cancer www.grid.org
                      • Help fight other degenerative diseases http://folding.stanford.edu/
                      • Wardriving
                      • Warspying
                      • Playing games with Nesticle, Mame, etc...
                      • Add rewind capability and timed recording ability to any audio source
                      • Traffic/Weather/Earthquake alerts
                      • Using OBDII, dash camer, my own encrypted black box that I could unlock to use against someone else
                      • Synchronize address book, contacts, notes etc.. from phone, pocket pc
                      • read aloud email, text books, etc...

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by frugalmail
                        I have yet to install a carputer but I'm a geek, so it will happen soon, but besides the functionality you've outlined I'd like to:
                        • Help fight Cancer www.grid.org
                        • Help fight other degenerative diseases http://folding.stanford.edu/
                        • Wardriving
                        • Warspying
                        • Playing games with Nesticle, Mame, etc...
                        • Add rewind capability and timed recording ability to any audio source
                        • Traffic/Weather/Earthquake alerts
                        • Using OBDII, dash camer, my own encrypted black box that I could unlock to use against someone else
                        • Synchronize address book, contacts, notes etc.. from phone, pocket pc
                        • read aloud email, text books, etc...

                        What exactly is warspying?

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by egeekial
                          What exactly is warspying?
                          Viewing unencrypted wireless cameras
                          http://www.securityfocus.com/news/7931

                          Sometimes you see a traffic camera, sometimes you see a hotel room that you should never stay at.

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Interesting arcticle... it gave me an idea. Has anyone tried interfacing a police scanner into a carputer?

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Originally posted by egeekial
                              Interesting arcticle... it gave me an idea. Has anyone tried interfacing a police scanner into a carputer?
                              Is this different than what the OPer suggested?

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X