Powerbook install in Audi TT
My preliminary plans for the powerbook build have been going rather well.
Thanks to all who helped shed some light over my way in the last couple of days.
Let's start with the beginning, shall we?
About two weeks ago, my trusty old powerbook (JUN '05) decided to have its screen shattered on a long trip in the car from florida to Philly.
cost of a new panel wasn't worth it, so I decided to let the old baby go to rest.
However, i began feeling sad for the thing. it had always been a dependable computer, and I wanted it to live on. Here I had the perfect opportunity to start my Carputer project, an idea i had been tinkering with since I got the car 2 years ago.
I always wanted to get a pc, run roadrunner with iguidance, and presto! Carputer...
this will be a bit more... interesting, especially software wise. Ice3 looks very promising and i'm playing around with it now.
On to the laptop:
Powerbook 12" Alu 1.5 GHz G4, 786 Mb RAM.
I took it apart, piece by piece, and cut the lower housing in half. (I didn't need the half that housed the cd drive and I relocated the battery) then I puzzled it together again and added a big 80mm fan to keep things cool.
I put it together in a temporary plexi case. i will be making something more rugged for the final install.
More stuff to follow!