Cadillac Escalade EXT motorized latop install
ok, I have a friend of mine who I've done a lot of custom work on his car for him over the years, he seen my carpc & really wanted one, but he's not the most computer literate guy out there, so I wasn't looking to do anything complicated for him like embedding a full blown carpc because then he would drive me crazy all the time with configuring & front ends & all the other stuff that goes along with a "normal" carpc, so instead I decided to do it for him but keep it real simple, simple enough that once I finished the install he wouldn't have to keep coming back to me for anything.
I winded up making him buy the same laptop I have, a fujitsu p1610 tiny tablet with an 8.9" widescreen display. I chose this laptop because of it's tiny size, high resolution sunlight viewable display & also because it has an available docking solution. this may look like a simple install but the amount of fabrication & custom internal dash work was pretty intense. the center console is all 100% built from scratch, as well as the motorized drawer that I built. this guy is very rough with his stuff so I over built it to last forever & made it very strong so it could last many years & can motorize in & out countless times without issue. even the lower storage compartment is made very rugged & it's on a custom magnetic hinge that makes the whole compartment easy to pop in & out for access to behind it for another hidden storage compartment. that handle you see to the left of the console is the valve for the locomotive train horn I installed under the truck I made a quick video for some of my friends here & thought I would share it with you. later I'll try to put up some more pictures showing the fabrication of this build but for now I just wanted to share this with you guys :)