Project "Ford Windstar XP"
Project Name: Ford Windstar XP (or Windstar XP for short)
Car: 1996 Ford Windstar
Basic Stereo Info: Stock AM/FM/Tape but being removed and replaced by the carpc (technically the screen is taking its place, but the carpc will handle all the entertainment functions)
Project Status: Detailed Planning Stage
the project is going to be a windows xp based computer built into a '96 Ford Windstar. so far here are the specs of the computer going into this project (the computer im on now is going to be used btw):
Intel d82845g motherboard with onboard video/sound/LAN (lan will be disabled upon car installation since it wont be needed)
512MB DDR RAM (possibly dropped to 256 depending on circumstances like hibernation time, power usage, etc..)
60GB 7200RPM 3.5" IBM DeskStar
now this is all thats currently available and will be used. here are just generic ideas of whats going to be bought to be added in:
150W Opus PSU (double checked calculations and the opus should suffice until a 200W is released)
Slim Slot Load DVD/CD-RW (possibly DVD burner if price and availability help)
PCI Wifi Card with external antenna
TV/FM Tuner (might wait till the homebrew fm tuner discussed in the Hardware forum is released)
Cell Phone (not yet decided. will probably wait till later to add this on)
Phidget 4-Servo Controller Card (for HVAC control since the hvac controls will be removed for screen room)
Amplifier (still not yet decided. still waiting to see if the van has a stock amp or not).
thats about all the updates for now. any future updates will either be posted here or on the project's website or both.