There are a lot of people who have posted diagrams, but here is my laptop one, sounds similar to what you are looking to do: http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/lapt...ll-blanks.html
My girlfriend recently gave me a beater laptop/ nx5000 and ive always wanted a car computer in my wrx, so ive started the build.
Ive figured since im on a budget, im going to use my alpine 4 channel and a external 5.1 sound card (recommendation?) then purchase this lilliput 619 kit http://www.mechatroniks.com/wrx/ordering.html for my car.
I bought a gps usb reciever
GlobalSat BU-353 SiRF III USB GPS
a air/auto car adaptor for the laptop. 90w
what is the cheapest solution to power the lcd?
and any helpful recommendations in wiring would eb awesome
I plan on wiring the adaptor to the cigarrette lighter and running a relay to the ignition wire, so it wont drain my car battery. Then wiring a switch from the laptops switch to somewhere hidden (batman style)...
Any helpful suggestions or diagrams would be awesome.. (im not so electronic savy, watts/amps/diodes... but if u give me a diagram, i can do it .
When i do my set up, currently i'm still in the planning stages like yourself, but i'm planning on using a dremel to remove one of my cig lighters from the dash area and run the screen of that behind the dash.
not sure yet, i haven't gotten that far into my project. I'm just now entering the buying stage.
anyone elses output on weather this would be safe would be awesome
The lilliput should draw something like 1 amp.
You could easily build a 12v regulator for small money or find one designed for something else.
awesome information thank you