Sure could...you can use a real keyboard if you want.Originally Posted by ydoesgodmockmeFM might be kind of annoying/difficult/not worth it, seeing as you need to buy an FM recieverI mainly listen to MP3s/etc. So FM+XM+GPS+etc aren't NECESSARY. But IF I can get them I prolly would. (at least FM for when others are in my car).It should work...I don't know how well it would work for a primary drive, but if you had a tiny 4 or 5 gig IDE drive for your OS, you could definitely use a firewire/USB2 drive for media storage (my plan)Now here is the questions I have.
I'd rather use a USB harddrive, than an IDE(even if it is a laptop kind), for ease of setting up and taking into the house and add/removing stuff, etc. My idea is the SmartDisk FireLite. They come in like 20-80GB versions. USB/FireWire. Buspowered via USB/Firewire.
Does anyone use this or something like it? http://www.smartdisk.com/Products/St...s/FireLite.aspIn my MR2, I relocated my Head unit to the glove box, and used the Aux In...off the top of my head, I think the GB in an F-body is too small for that without some decent cutting(I don't have passenger airbag). Your stock amp 99% of the time needs a preamplified signal, so just going straight into it from the soundcard probably won't cut it....Read the Newbie FAQ stickied in this forum for more ways to get sound in.I haven't opened it up. I've been told it has its own power amp, never seen it though. I don't know if its like aftermarket poweramps wherein it has RCA inputs for line signals. How does everyone else get their audio from their PC? My current HU (aiwa cdcmp3) has line in.IMHO, It would be more feasible to put the computer in either the center console (might be a tight fit if it's anything like a camaro's) or back in the hatch area.I'd like to SQUEEZE the PC+screen in the standard radio area, is that even plausible? I doubt it (ESPECIALLY if i have to use my current HU to power the audio). And have the USB drive(s) and a small keyboard in the glovebox via extension cables.The M10000 has 2 USB ports, and headers for two USB 2.0 and two firewire jacks, and includes the jacks to plug into itI want to use USB/Firewire everything for ease of use/removal etc.
I believe the VIA MiniITX mobos have 2USB ports and headers for 2more+Firewire?Should be...find people with that power supply and see what they're running on itIs the PW70A enough to power the mobo+USB HD+keyboard? And one other USB/Firewire device (Be it FM/CD/GPS(?)/etc). Possibly even the screen itself?My 5.6" composite is more than large enough, with more resolution than neccessary to easily use ME2.0/1.7I mean, I'd probably only have the FM and/or CDrom connected when other people are in my car and they don't want to listen to any of my MP3s. So it would mostly just be the HD and keyboard. I could put like a USB hub in the glove box along w/ the extra FM adapter, CDROM, keyboard. And just keep the pc hidden as much as possible. If theres any room?
How small is the smallest LCD screen that is useable in a car?I'm planning to put a full PC with monitor on a Buell Sportbike, and I have installed one in an MR2, so be creative, if you can't make it fit you're not trying hard enough.How much space is there to hide a screen+PC (+ HU if necessary)