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    I picked up an Archos 7 Home Tablet, and was thinking along the same lines. Figured that if it worked out id love to use a tablet as a headrest monitor Great Job so far keep up the great work!
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    Thanks man!

    Couple of updates.

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    Would love to see how you've mounted the camera inside the bumper and how you are protecting it from the dust and elements.
    This is what I did when I took the pictures/videos above, just double sided tape.

    I believe in that spot the huge fan won't help with sharpness and stability (they were touching each other). SO I moved it to the other side, using the same holes as one of the horns, mounting the horn in the bracket I shaped hammer style. It's pretty thick steel and solid, and I also used the same strong tape under the heavy duty bolt I have there. I have more room to play now.



    This is how I have it set up now. I have it wrapped in tape now while I was working with it in the garage, didn't want to harm the finish (not before the jet water test).

    It's great that the grille lifts in an arc, so the camera can be extremely close to it, or even sticking out from it, since the hood goes forwards and up. I just don't want it too show at all. As it is, closing and lifting up won't touch, scrape it or make it move (not more than the car itself does).



    I'll put more pictures in my worklog thread with more details (see signature). I'm just talking about the gps and dvr issues here from now on.

    Couple of more pictures;









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    Now I just found out a sweet spot for side cameras: UNDER the rearview mirrors. This is a small little pocket I've found:








    The wiring goes to control the mirror and a little engine that retracts it. I have access to it from the inside the trick is to get a low profile, wide angle camera that fits that spot. Any suggestions?

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    ......and to see with it at night too.

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    yep!

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    Forgot to add this last one. Cable routed inside, done. Now, the DVR.


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    I would worry about dust too much so I would mount mine on the inside of the car hanging from the windshield.

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    I'll probably have one hanging inside at some point, but the car is too tall to get some shots at the front (eg. license plates, curb, etc.); so it's nice to have one there.

    Just ditched my Coby Kyros and got a used Nook Color for about $30.00 more. I thought the Kyros running Froyo would provide a more straightforward experience and introdution to the Android, but I had to read so much into it already (it felt like Linux at some point), so I figure if I'm going to waste time hacking this thing, better start off with something better, so then I got the Nook. Since it has software 1.2 I haven't been able to root it yet, but I'm not worried. Great capacitive screen to boot:


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    I also got this 4x4 Composite Matrix Switcher (Gooddeals18 via Amazon for $53.00), have some great plans for it. Basically I want it to integrate the stock two zone sound system into the PC's two zone and the cameras. I'm getting a matrix switcher to get the front and side cameras going for the driver, but I also want the passenger to enjoy an unobstructed view from the road from the front cam, while still listening to music/video clips. It will also allow me to integrate the iPad/iPhone AV cable into the system too.

    The headrest passengers will use a BT headset for their own programming, either directly from the tablet or possibly fed from this baby via BT transmitter, if I find one. If not they switch headphones to the stock rear zone. Let's see what Android can do first.

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    So if you can imagine the first row on the remote represent 4 different inputs for the driver (1. main stereo/sat/pc; 2. iPhone/iPad; 3. "what kids are doing"; 4.???); etc.
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    I got also an Arkon holder for the tablet in the headrest, but I'll probably fabricate somethine else later. I bought this one, fits perfectly, even though it was marketed to the Galaxy tab.

    Also got a maple bird's eye skin for protection while I work with it. I'm not sure about the looks yet, but it works to protect from scratches in the current mount position, and maybe desguises the fact that it's a tablet?

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    I also bought a right angled 3.5mm connector (but I do plan to use bluetooth headphones later) and a left angled micro usb port for charging. It charges very slow though, even when connected to the B&N stock AC converter: it seems that the tablet does not recognize the oem charger with an aftermarket usb cable, and does not pull enough juice from it for safety reasons (I've google and some have fried the nook, perhaps connecting the stock cable to badly fused el cheapo 500mA 5v chargers). The nook requires 2.1A and I do have enough juice for that, so not sure yet how to get around this and get a slimmer profile.

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    Some pictures of my ride in Pismo Beach, just posing for pictures:

    Just posing during the last spring break, finally I took the time to post them.

    Very cool site. I wonder if I could get into the off road "highway" off the beach, but I was alone, didn't want to risk it.

    Great site, kids loved it, I'll definitely be back!










    There's a video of me doing the river crossing, did that countless times, great fun! I might upload my own later.

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