I am new here and I am trying to set up a basic carputer. On a level of 1-10 I give myself an 8 or 9 with computers and car stereos, but i know nothing about coding/programing.
I am planning on making a car puter and want to check compatibility before i go off and spend money, which is rare to come by for me.
Computer - old emachines 300mhz celeron with 128 or 256 mg ram, 40 gig hd and usb
I am planning on running windows 98se(or any windows OS - whatever you suggest) and media engine 2.0.
For the input, i am looking at this - Belkin Nostromo n50 SpeedPad which i can get for 15-20$. Quick question about this - can the scroll wheel be set as volume with media engine 2.0?
For the display i would like to use this 20x4 display or this cheaper 20x2 display. I would like to display the title of the song(or the radio station) and the time. Does this software do this? If not, what will?
Lastly, we need a radio tuner - will this or this work? The second one would be preferable because it has a shutdown the comp feature on the remote. Once again, i want to be able to display the frequency on the screen.
Will the OS/Software/Keypad/Display/Tuner work together? If not, i am wide open to suggestions.