Just got home myself. Was stuck below 80 the whole way, way too many police on the road on a Saturday night and the George Washington Bridge was a killer haha
Anyway, had a great time. Nice to finally check out other CarPCs!
Really, mp3car, thanks for doing this.
Bugbyte, it's no problem. Troubleshooting can be fun haha
My Nearly Complete Car:
Micro Control Center... Control Your Car Across the Internet
Website: (It's a work in progress, really. All my projects have taken me from ever really developing it.)
HARDWARE: Fujitsu Stylistic ST5111w/WiFi and dock, internal Hitachi 500G HD, external 1TB HD, Sierra Wireless Aircard 550, DVD-RW, BoomzBox HD radio, XM Commander, Delorme GPS, Saitek X-52 Pro joystick, BluSoleil Bluetooth, TPMS, FB, Elm327
Sorry about the quality. (I'm sure others got some better ones.)
Former author of LinuxICE, nghost, nobdy.
Current author of Automotive Message Broker (AMB).
Works on Tizen IVI. Does not represent anyone or anything but himself.
Even with dozens of parts yet to be implemented, and still arriving in the mail, we packed as much as we could and headed to the AFK fest.
At first I was very apprehensive about the esthetics of my console fabrication, but everyone understood my time constraints, and then I realized that everyone's system is in constant build state, I felt better.
I was like a kid in a toy store....wow! I was so excited running from one car to the other, I was dehydrated, all sweaty and bouncing all over the place! My cousin told me afterwards that there were burgers and hotdogs, but I was so excited I was blind.
I feel invigorated, and the effort put in the project, validated. We tried to take as many build pictures together, to put a workblog, that this also has grown into a website of its own, reaching back into my original carputer builds.
Im sorry Bugbyte, but once I scan a couple of my old pictures, I will de-throne you with my 1972 mustang carputer.
Seeing everyone' projects truly made us feel part of a community thats reaching into the future and making it happen today.
Totally awesome. thanks everyone !
The low budget model ! 2005 F-150
- -Custom fiberglass console, CB,Interfaced OBDII
- -In-dash multimedia w/ bluetooth
- -Piconet PAN & Wifi Edge internet
- -Advantech relay board, Pololu microcontrollers w/servos
- -Embedded Axim palmtop w/backup GPS
Gumball rally sounds like a great idea! Only rule is that all carputers must be running an Atari emulator with original rally software.
Edit: in case everyone thinks the iBug never works, I ran the instamapper tracking from it on the way home today and it did a pretty good job of broadcasting it's location in real time. No great feat, but even with many segments on ATT Edge, it still works pretty well.