one of the best cars I have seen
It took a little than expected, but here it is.
My list of components:
1. Metra Double DIN Dash Kit
2. Acer Aspire One netbook
3. Touchscreen kit
4 .USB powered hub
5. USB 6-Channel audio card
6. USB VGA converter
7. USB Bluetooth
8. 3 x phono-to-AV adapters
9. 5 channel amplifier
10. Slot load USB DVD
11. Headrest monitors
12. PCMCIA Wireless Hub
13. 12v-to-5v DC converters
14. USB GPS Module
15. USB squid hub (mini and full USB ports in ash tray)
16. Zune HD (in case I want radio besides HD Internet streaming)
17. Free Microsoft Origami Experience 2.0 front end for media, calendar, Outlook integration and free Krento application launcher
I used the netbook's 8.9 screen (which fits almost perfectly behind a modified Metra double DIN X-Type kit) and I had to put a momentary soldered from the motherboard next to the screen to suspend and resume Windows.
The only thing that make this usable is the Origami frontend. I tried a bunch of others, but I like this one from the UI perspective and it has the functionality I need.
Here are some pics of the install, Origami front end, headrests, slot DVD and router:
And the car itself:
Last edited by exexpat; 12-23-2011 at 02:44 AM.
Oh damn! I always wanted a PC tablet on my car
Did you adapt any of Jaguar's own touch screen head unit for this, or is it all scratch built?
That looks excellent! I would believe it to be factory, were it not for the frontend's appearance. Out of curiousity, what was it that you liked so much better about this particular frontend over the others you tried; and in the same vein, what others did you try before deciding on this one?
Again, it really looks excellent.
Electronics work on magic smoke - don't let it out.
So it's your own custom style isn't it?? cool..
i noticed you had the zune media player, hows that working. I have a zune pass so i think itd be awesome to integrate that into my car.
Where/how did you get MS Origami? I'd love to do something like this...