started planning on my carpc.
ok, I was forced by my older brother to start working on this project that I had planed but in the future, ok he gave me this GPS for my B-day so I can use it with my laptop unfortunately I have a 17" laptop so is very uncomfortable to use it.
After browsing and browsing all of you guys setups and custom works, I have tons of ideas on how to set the screen and pc and finally got my project in my head but not that much cash so I'll start only with the touch screen.
My car has a 1.5 din but the a 7" screen will fit in there, now i have to relocate my stereo to my AC and my AC somewhere else. I havenít done any Fiberglass or anything like that so my main concern is fabricating a faceplate for my screen out of plastic or wood, I find it easier to work with wood but donít know how to painted and have that stock look on it, then I have seen some of you donít use fiberglass, what rout would be the easiest for a beginner like me. I will use the mounting bracket that came with my stock CD/cassette player to mount the screen. thanks I will buy a lilliput in this days and also another bezel to work on.
As for hardware I have some concerns to what and how to connected:
- CarNetix CNX-P1260 12V DC-DC regulator
- OPUS 120 watt DC-DC power Supply (do i need this with the CarNetix?)
- VIA EPIA MII12000
- Ultra Low Profile 512MB DDR RAM
- 2.5" Hard Drive 60GB 5400rpm
- Slot Load DVD-ROM/CD-RW
- New 7" Lilliput Touch Screen (I alreay bought it)
- USB GPS (have it)
- USB Creative Labs Sound Blaster Digital Music
is this everything I need? I was looking at the CarNetix website and according to the diagrams the PC and Screen are connected to it, is that correct?
I already made the casing for the PC but I dont think the CarNetix will fit in there. I want the PC to start with the key as receiver does.
thanks and any advice is welcome