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    Aug 2012

    Proposed Project

    Hello all,

    I'm new, so please be kind! I've got a big old Toyota Granvia and four kids and the missus. I'm planning on kitting out the rabble-mobile with an in car entertainment system for the kids for a road trip to France this summer.

    Anyway this is what I think I'm going to do, and I'd welcome any comments or suggestions

    5 x Sumvision Cyclone Voyager tablets (or similar - I'd prefer Google Nexus 7, but they cost a bit more!) for each of the kids and one in the front connected via wifi to some sort of central dlna server to serve media such as films, music or tv shows, all hooked up to the Internet via my phone, or maybe via a 3g dongle.

    I've decided to go down the tablet route so that the kids can play games, watch different shows, and take them out of the car if they want to.

    I've got a couple of raspberry pis knocking around that I could possible make into a wireless dlna server, but I'm not sure if they'd be able to handle potentially four (or five with the missus watching the one in the front) seperate video streams.

    Is this realistic, or am I completely off the mark? Any help appreciated.



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    Nice idea!
    Hoping someone could be able to answer.

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    If you don't need actual internet connectivity, maybe think about a main pc or something for the driver. It could also act as a "server" to the rest of your system. Now, I'm not sure of the details of 'tablets' as external screens or their own systems, but it certainly should be doable. Check out these, HiJackz should've gone down any route that you thought of, or could think of (the 2nd link has more info on tablets than the 1st:
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