I'm new here, i've only been viewing this forum for about 10 minutes and allready i'm building my CarPuter and bidding on a Touch screen TFT on ebay!!
I've allways wanted a pc in my car, i usually carry my laptop with me on journeys, it's partially intergrated in to my car as i have the cable to go from the laptop headphone socket into the Rca/Phono aux in on my head unit.
As i'm in the UK, i cant find any companies selling in car TFTs, so i've had to resort to Ebay, i'm bidding on a Lilliput 7" Touchscreen with VGA input. I'd really like an 'in dash' screen but i cant afford one at the moment (not one with touch screen anyway).
I'm a PC Technician by trade, so i've got a few bits and bobs lying around, in the past few minutes i've mashed together a 'book pc' motherboard:
with an intel P3 850 processor, 512mb pc133 ram, dvd combi drive and a 80gig hard drive.
Only problem i can't solve is the shutting down of the PC when i turn the ignition off. I'll be powering the PC by a 12v - 230v inverter for now: http://www.maplin.co.uk/products/mod...moduleno=29169
And its all going into a 1990 Ford Scorpio 2.9 V6, so, any of you CarPC 'old timers' got any recommendations for a newbie?
I'll be posting pics on my website once i get it all sorted.