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Why a Yaris?
Whoops! My bad. So many forums - hard to keep straight.
I wanted a car that was new, can be paid off in 4 years, and was "geekable." It's a very smart purchase and efficient car. It's so cute. I named it Pluto.
I'm thinking a second hood and screen right in front of the steering wheel. Lots of room to play around in that thing.
Right in front of the steering wheel is a flip-up glove compartment. Extra tasty sexy, as it's easily hidden and "flip-up" but dangerous to use the touchscreen there and the UMPC may be too big.
Okay an update:
I will be getting the Yaris clip from ProClip USA and attempt to mount the UMPC on that. Failing that, I will consider the top glove compartment behind the driver's steering wheel. However, that will mean I cannot safely use touch controls therefore will require a remote control. As a last resort, I can build a swinging arm into the passenger side top glove compartment. (yes, there are three glove compartments in the Yaris.)
Given the size and placement of the stereo, it would be a PERFECT candidate for the Infill T3 device but would require a transflective display since the windshield is just so large and "bubble shaped." I just don't have the extra three grand available after buying the car itself
you could replace your stereo with a touch screen and have a second screen in front of the steering wheel simply for viewing.
Your ingenious mount is the solution to all of the worlds problems!
Seriously - that setup is pure beauty. major props to you.
and while you're @ it, check out my tablet mount/setup. It's a half-assed 99 cent mount but regardless, it works for me. i sure wish i had left over parts from a vex robot to make myself a dope *** mount =/
Duct tape and a Bandana for the win, b!shes!!!
Cost so far: Less than a grand ;]
Economy/Commuter cars + Computers = many entertained miles
The more I think about it, the more I like the idea of a swinging arm in my passenger side top glove compartment. I can store my charger, USB hub, and more in there and modify the "robot parts" mount to quickly attach and detatch from it, then hide it all away when I am not using the car PC. I hope the ProClip stuff works, but at least I have a back-up plan.