2002 Toyota 4runner CarPC
Presenting the WhoreRunner
I've finally got this PC almost to where I want....
Alpine Deck single din
Rockford amp, and subs
Double DIN Lilliput 669GL-70NP/C/T - Monitor
Dual Atom 330 Zotac ION - CarPC
M2-ATX 160w PSU
Optimum Yellow Top Battery
ODB II USB ELM323 - ODB Reader
MP3Car BoomzBox - HD Radio
BU-252 - USB GPS Reciever
Corsair 60GB SSD
2 Powered USB Hub
Yubikey RFID (I'll explain more later)
External Omni direction WIFI antenna
Misc stuff: Griffin Powermate, USB slot loading dvd, 500gb laptop drive (in external case), Proclip Holster for Evo4G
Windows 7 64bit
Truecrypt (Both primary OS, and External USB are fully encrypted)
Android Phone (Evo4G)
When I first get in my car I put my phone in the charger. This starts bluetooth, and wifi hotspot on my phone
Then when I start the car 1 or 2 things may happen.
Less than 2 hours since last restart:
System returns from sleep and continues where it left off.
More than 2 hours or fresh boot.
System asks for Decrypt password. I have a usb port that I put my Yubikey in and touch the little button, thats my 32bit random password. Its required once more when windows loads, however I might do away with that. It also auto mounts my encrypted usb drive which contains music, movies, and other things I want to load and go.
Logitech diNova Mini:
Perfect for the CarPC, a little pricey but battery lasts months, and is much better than a keyboard and mouse
There are two ways a Yubikey can work. You can either do 2 way authentication which for this situation would be bad since you really don't have anything to auth against.
You can however make it so it generates a random password. I found 32bits were just long enough but not too long for truecrypt and windows
You put this in a usb port and when it lights up you touch the contacts, it outputs the 32bit password. and decrypts the OS.
Functionality and Quirks:
The CarPC works great. Realtek just updated their drivers so now I have 5.1 sound without the center. Both fronts act as a center channel. and it fills the surround speakers correctly now.
I still have a power issue. Its not really a problem when I start the car. Its a problem when I shut the car off. Since it has its own feed to the battery it shouldn't just turn off when I turn the car off. It seems to happen about 1 out of 5 times or so.
My music library is way to big for Centrafuse to handle. Its decent, but it needs skip to letters and a better interface. Maybe an option to load the database into memory, it can't be more than a few hundred megs. I feel like this 4 gigs of memory is a waste
Things to finish:
reroute usb cables so they are clean
get a better gps adapter as this one looses lock all the time
maybe get a new psu
USB RFID reader so I don't have to insert the Yubikey anymore
Additional Monitors for other zones
Move the mic to be around the phone holster.