ALCAS (A Linux Car Audio System)
Car: 1991 Peugeot 205 XE
Engine: 3 cylinder 1.0L
Processor: Intel Pentium 133
Case: A wooden box (not built yet)
Power: Homebrew powersupply from http://home.concepts-ict.nl/~cybersake/carmp3/ (not built yet, ordered the parts....)
Memory: now 64MB instead of 16 MB, to speed up compiling.
Storage: 20GB Seagate 5400rpm (for mp3s), 8MB CF-card (for OS)
Sound: Soundblaster AWE 32
Network: 10Mbit NE2000 clone
Motherboard: some sort of pentium 1 board
Videocard: VGA with 512KB (the computer doesn't boot without one :( )
Display: Character LCD 20x4
Radio: FM tuner (Aimslab)
Control: Infrared remote control (lirc)
alcas linux (Based on slackware 8.2 and only 6 MB big, uncompressed that is)
mpg123 0.59r (mp3player)
alcas (a program that: reads joystick input, handles playlist, controls the lcd, controls the FM tuner, controls mpg123 and controls the volume)
As you can see I have a minimal system (the car included......) I put a lot of effort in making the OS and alcas. Minimizing the OS and putting it on a CF-card make the computer boot in less than 25 secs.
Making alcas myself gave me the total freedom on how it should work and how it can be operated.
http://schapenstal.homeip.net/alcas/ For more info on how I'm building my system.
Ofcourse remarks and suggestions are welcome.