1997 Ford Escort GHIA - First Install
So after looking around in the forum i dicided to build a carpc too. Why well because it rocks ***. So first things first I decided to build one because I really like them and I need navigation in my car (get lost a lot). But I didn't want a crappy TomTom to hang off my windows so why not build it myself ;). Am doing some other work on my car too but he.
Here's a picture of what it looks like at the moment:
As you can see there is a small piece there that still has to be painted but he gone be done in the future.
Let me tell you what I want in my car. At first I want to create a frontend to play music, video, dvd and display pictures. Second I want a trunk camera, navigation, phone control and diagnostics (accelaration speed etc etc). I am going to build my own frontend but this should be that hard because I am a software engineer. (still in school but almost done).
The hardware I am going to use is:
- 7" monitor (no touchscreen, that will come in later on)
- Basic Motherboard
- Geforce 2 MX Max 64 MB videocard with tv out
- 512 MB Ram
- 3,5" Harddisk (40 GB)
- 12v DC - DC power supply (160w)
- 600w Amplifier
- USB GPS Mouse
- USB Infrared Module
- USB Mouse (with scroll)
- One Basic Microphone
- 2 Full Range Speakers
- 2 Subwoofers (only 250 watt)
- 2 Tweeters
- 2 Mid Range Speakers
As you can see it isn't the best low power setup but it will do for now.
My radio support AUX so the pc will be hooked up to the radio for outputting sounds. So that's covert.
I already installed the screen because this was a lot of work. I dismounted it from it's casing and mounted it on top of my radio. Here's a small picture of how it turned out. I still need to finish it but it was just to see how it looked.
I am going to use the scroll wheel of the mouse to control my front end. I will deattach it and mount the scroll here:
That's it for now tell me what you think of this idea so far :D.