A Real Car PC - 1999 Honda Accord Ex project
Ok i'm new to the forms but Ima techie, IT gal. I have yet to see a real carpc on here.
All i see is ppl putting computers in there cars but using car software.
to me that defeats the purpose.
So I'm gonna do a real project and I need a little help from you.
I'm clueless to cars and audio.
So this is my proposed setup:
I have a 99 Honda Accord EX 4cyl
what I want to do:
screen: Lilliput 8" open frame touch screen
(I need help with the framing it. like what do I need to do? I want a factory look)
anti-glare screen cover:
(I plan on taking it out of the housing and putting it in my factory dash unit behind the screen like this guy):
I don't want to build one. too expensive.
I'm gonna Run windows XP pro my custom edition w/ moovida media center for my music
and I'm gonna use VR commander for my voice recognition
Nano bluetooth 2.1 dongle for my calls n route err thing through my GV
tether My HTC HD2 w/ Android I put on it for internet Tethering
buy a gps receiver for my phone for Car GPS [USB]
put in a laptop synaptic's touchpad next to my cig lighter for a mouse[gotta figure out if I can convert the cable to a usb and make it longer]
put in another cig lighter in my armrest for an inverter of some sort
install a switch in the dash for comp on/off. not auto with ignition start
any suggestions on how I can do my power? high performance battery? mouse options? EQ's for car audio?
My goal is to use my xp as my radio, dvd player, gps, bluetooth with no use for crappy car software gui's. [no offense]
thanks for listening