Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 33

Thread: what would your ideal dashboard be like?

  1. #1
    Constant Bitrate stapan's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    SoCal
    Posts
    129

    what would your ideal dashboard be like?

    so, its almost time to do my dash and I'd love to get some more ideas.

    I have a totally blank slate. a totally bare firewall. all heater/ac vents and controls are thrown in the garbage, etc. all there is is the steering column, a brake pedal, a gas pedal, and the fuse block. thats it. (you should see the looks I got at the drive thru today)

    so there is plenty of room for anything. I am making a whole dashboard entirely from scratch. what would your ideal dashboard be like, or what cool thing would it have?

  2. #2
    Variable Bitrate numbers's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    370
    As long as you've got a stripper pole at front center, I don't think you can go wrong.

  3. #3
    Variable Bitrate
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    311
    One giant touchscreen.

  4. #4

  5. #5
    Variable Bitrate
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Kent, England
    Posts
    421
    nice big touchscreen...10inch or so,
    built in hard-buttons like a ripped apart shuttle express or something,
    car controls/AC vents in places that YOU need them rather than where the manufacturer thinks they should be

  6. #6
    Newbie schillrw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Baltimore, MD
    Posts
    40
    wow...you are brave (and must be talented)

    what kind of car is this?
    2004 F150 Lariat SuperCrew 4X4
    Lilliput 7" Mounted In Dash
    Via M10000
    256MB PC3200 DDR
    60gb Maxtor 7200RPM
    Sony 16X DVD Drive

  7. #7
    Maximum Bitrate 2Fast's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Bristol UK
    Posts
    595
    One word, 'KITT'

  8. #8
    FLAC evandude's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Maine
    Posts
    937
    if you're really going to go all the way...
    I think it would be cool to have a small touchscreen (7") in the dash permanently exposed, and a much bigger one (12", 15") that would flip up from the top of the dash. then you'd have one discreet one good for normal driving without being too distracting and/or getting you pulled over, and one big one for watching movies in a parking lot.

    and how about some sort of fancy flip-out keyboard while you're at it, or at least a good slot to store one... and a little place to store a mouse as well.

    and... of course, a fully molded-in slot-loading CDROM... and how about a molded-in character LCD for status display and stuff.

    oh, and of course some ports. a few USB ports and some RCA and/or headphone jacks for audio and video input, so you could plug in a game console or something.

    edit: well now that i've stopped brainstorming about all the wonderful possibilities... don't you hate it when you return from the fantasy world and realize you're at work?
    But don't take it from me! here's a quote from a real, live newbie:
    Quote Originally Posted by Viscouse
    I am learning buttloads just by searching on this forum. I've learned 2 big things so far: 1-it's been done before, and 2-if it hasn't, there is a way to do it.
    eegeek.net

  9. #9
    Variable Bitrate
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    311
    Quote Originally Posted by evandude
    and... of course, a fully molded-in slot-loading CDROM... and how about a molded-in character LCD for status display and stuff.
    You forgot the molded NES cartridge slot. Now THAT would be pimp.

  10. #10
    Maximum Bitrate 2Fast's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Bristol UK
    Posts
    595
    You could build the whole pc into the dash, it would save bootspace and make things like USB and slot-load DVD easy, i'd go for an 8" screen as well.

Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. solar panel as top of dashboard
    By stapan in forum Fabrication
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 06-24-2005, 01:05 PM
  2. Ideal Hardware Setup
    By MrLister in forum General Hardware Discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-15-2005, 03:50 AM
  3. Hurry!!!! Laptop - Ideal For Carpc :)
    By Paul_GPvR in forum Classified Archive
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 11-04-2004, 07:02 AM
  4. Honda Civic Type-R 2002 TFT Dashboard
    By vtecpinguin in forum LCD/Display
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 08-21-2004, 04:50 AM
  5. First Ideal System
    By c0rrupti0n in forum General Hardware Discussion
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 03-16-2004, 06:32 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •