Project Name: ALCAS: A Linux Car Audio System
Car: 1990 Peugeot 205
Engine: 3 cylinder 1.0L
CPU: Intel Pentium 133
Memory: 64 MB
Storage: 8MB Compact Flash for OS, 18 GB HD (in removable bracket) for mp3 files
Sound: Soundblaster AWE 32 , Radio Aimslab FM radio card.
Display: Character LCD 20x4 on parallel port
Case: Wood (MDF)
Power: Custom built DC-DC (total power consumption from the battery is about 18W)
Software: Custom linux and “overall program”. Total size is about 5MB
Networkcard: NE2000 clone, 10Mbit.
Misc: Servo motor controlled via parallel port to open and clode the display cover.
See http://schapenstal.homeip.net/alcas/ index.php?99
Yesterday I finally got the software working flawless on the custom OS. The system boots from the CF-card, inits misc stuff. Starts some programs and then music can be played. Boot time is about 50 seconds. So I have some work to do to get is boot faster. Unfortunately the BIOS takes 25 sec, nothing can be done on that….
As for the hardware, I’m planning to complete the case this month.
So, what do you all think?