help putting together car audi/control system
hi there everyone,
i have been looking on your site and i still am not sure exactly how to approach my problem. i would like to get some advice on exactly how to go about implementing the following project.
what i want to do is put a touchscreen in my dash where the stock radio is. i want that touchscreen to be able to control the AEM EMS (advanced engine management (campany name) engine management system) that i am going to be using as well as my sound system. my sound system (that i am planning) will consist of 2 12 inch subs as well as the cactory speakers (2 6x9's 2 6" speakers, and 2 maybe 2" tweeters). i would like to use a computer with a hard drive that can hold about 20 gigs and enough cache, main memory, and CPU capeability to be able to run winamp with some sort of screensaver and my EMS system quickly and reliably. i would like to use the windows 2000 XP OS. i am not sure of the system requirements of the EMS but i am sure that they are not that extreem. i did not see it mentioned on their website. i also think i will need something like a wireless keyboard and a CD ROM drive to load software.
basically, i just want to be able to control my EMS, view graphs and controls and such of my cars performance, play my mp3's on my car sound system, and have cool screensavers when i am not directly changing something. nothing real extreem i think. i am not really sure on what i need to get though and how to put it all together. what i think i need is:
- a touchscreen LCD moniter (looking at this one --> http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...tem=2459941257 any thoughts?)
- an assembeled computer that is compatable (not sure what to get or where to get it.)
- a voltage regulator for the power supply
- an external CD ROM drive that i can mount somewhere
- a wireless keyboard (with built in mouse)
- the right kind of wires to connect the screen and computer together as well as the computer to the amps.
i really am hitting a wall here. i do not know what to get, where to get it, what will be compatable etc. i am hoping that someone will say "but this computer with that screen, this keyboard, this CD ROM drive and these cabels. they will work together and all you need to do is figure out where to mount them and then plug everything in" can anyone give me that kind of an answer? sorry for the long post, i was trying to be as descriptive as possible and i really do not know where to go from here. thanks,