I'm about to drop my boat off for a full reupholstering and I got the itch again...
Immediate system design goal:
seamless control of non-vital functions
--mp3, video, xm, ipod control
-- 6 pumps 3 ballast bags (future plans to add one more bag and two more pumps).
-- each ballast will be controlled independently by touching the corresponding spot on the boat icon
-- option to fill all, empty all, and to stop all pumps via independent master controls
non critical systems
-- amp turn on
-- engine bay vent/blower on a timer
-- touchscreen engine start
rear view cam/dvr
-- helps the driver keep an eye forward while monitoring the wakeboarder
--dvr will be useful to critique runs
integrated gps based speed control (perfect pass) to be adjust via ballast 'fill state' presets
-- would like 3 skill level presets. one button would fill the ballast and adjust the speed accordingly
code based engine start
--punch in the code and crank the engine. (with hidden key override)
mobo - ASRock A330ION
hd - 60 gb solid state drive
ram - 512mb
os - win7
front end - ride runner
i/o integration hardware - (4) usb-io-1's
i/o integration plugin - modified Sonicxtacy02 plugin (see skin design below)
rearview cam - undecided
soundcard -- usb dac -> jl audio rlc volume control/line driver
-- install transreflective 7" xenarc in the insturment cluster. sealing the touchpanel to the newly designed abs facade to protect the xenarc lcd.
-- aux sony RMX11M control of the pc. installed in the glove box lid or the rear seatback
-- adding led accent/interior lights to the cabin
that's the plan. im sure it'll grow as time goes on. but i'm going to try to keep my sights focused this time around.