'03 Toyota Tacoma: First CarPC
I posted this in the Worklogs, but nobody seems to look there and everyone seems to post here whether they're done or not. Let's be honest, is it ever really finished? I wanted some feedback, so here goes again:
Realizing I had enough parts lying around to build one and with lots of help from reading this forum, I started in on building my CarPC ver. 1.0 beta.
I made my own case by bending and cutting sheet steel (by hand!) and fastening it with machine screws and nuts. It's kinda crude in some places, but it does the job.
I had to put in a couple layers of contact paper to make sure the solder joints on the back of the mobo didn't ground out on the case.
Here it is loaded up:
That's actually not the mobo I ended up using, but the new one is pretty much the same.
I mounted the harddrive over the PCB slots b/c I'll be using both onboard audio and video.