hello all, newbie here who needs some guidance
first off i just wanna say these are some awesome boards and i kno ill be on here alot for the next year or so lol
everyone i have talked to about this whole carputer idea thinks its crazy and im crazy but i dont care, i find this modding/ do it urself stuff awesome and thats why i came here..
neways i HAVE read alot of the forum newbie topics and i have a basic idea of what i want to do with my car and whats involved with this project.
i have a 99 jetta vw IV, and i started thinkign about this idea for a "carputer" a few days ago and just happen to come across these forums.
here are my plans but i need u guys' help on some of the details:
i plan to run an older computer (that can run music and video )(not a via epia) from an inverter (apparently there is a better power option?) connected to battery, then that computer run it to a maybe 7 or 8 inch VGA monitor.
what im not sure about is if i should use the computer as a total replacement for the stock radio and use that space for the monitor. this way i could run my all door speakers from an amp connected to the sound card on the computer.
from there i would prob strip an old laptop keyboard to use for typing and mouse use, but im sure ill think of something then - ideas for that would be good too
ne input or ideas or nething would be much appreciated, like i said im just trying to get some of the details straight about the components i need and all the visual modding and stuff like that i can take care of on my own.
thanks alot everyone