I love this! This is exactly what I want to do with my project.
What numeric keypad did you use? How about a little text LCD? Have you tried wi-fi to sync media, or download podcasts?
2004 Special Edition civic that is barebones. In the US it didnt come ot until next model year. In the US your car is called the DX which is bottom of the barrel civic.
Also we thought we spotted an Ontario plate. (Im from Ontario )
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I bought a keypad just like this one for $4 off eBay:
Text LCD would be really cool. For now, I just have a little cheat sheet that passengers can use to see which playlist corresponds to which number.
I want to add a wi-fi to sync, but for now I'm just connecting to the computer through my laptop and editing playlists that way.
Hadn't considered podcasts, but that opens up a whole other new avenue. Imagine being able to listen to online streaming radio too.
I know that Windows Media Player has a software development kit that would probably allow you to display things like song titles to a mini LCD.
I applaud your efforts and encourage you to keep going. But in this day and age, I feel that a carpc with no display is a waste.
1990 Honda crx Si: Still Carpc-less
Saw your power on civicforums.com and commented there.
2.5" Hard Drive 80GB Samsung 5400RPM
256 MB DDR2 PC5400
Xenarc 700TSV - VGA Monitor
Intel D945GCLF Motherboard
2005 Honda Civic
My first install was same style. A P166 running off an inverter with a numeric keypad for control of Winamp.
Hooked up a few sounds to let me know what status was.
Simple yet effective!
very nice. I was just asking a friend to do this in his 2007-2008 SI. Maybe he will change his mind.