home made automatic shutdown and startup with power control
I am currently planning to install a carpc in my car and I noticed that there wasn't a cheap effective solution to shutdown/startup the computer while controlling the power supply as well. Now, this is not a powersupply unit, but rather a way to turn on/off the powersupply unit while also turning on/off the computer.
So, for the past month or so, I have been developing a homebrew solution that works well with laptops and desktops. I'm currently going to use this in a laptop, but it can also be configured to be used with a desktop. I want to make this product open source and available to public, because I want people to improve on this idea. This system is quite cheap, when compared to other products and easy to build. I haven't come with a total price on the cost, but I would estimate about 15-30 dollars, depending on where you buy these parts.
Before, I make this available, I would like to know if a lot of people are interested in this. If a lot of people are interested, then I will make a nice diy instructions on how to build this device. Please vote on the poll. Thanks.