The next step was the touchscreen, this was probably the most expensive part of the build and I wanted to make sure I got a picture I was happy with before the investment. A guy on eBay sells a great quality touchscreen to suit this screen size and comes with the driver disc.....installation was pretty straight forward
To keep the factory appearance I wanted to be able to power up the PC using a factory button, my car has fog light button but then had a blank beneath it. I bought another momentary fog light switch and swapped over the fascia to the blank one.
I pulled the laptop keyboard off and located the power switch, luckily the pins off it were exposed so I was able to solder 2 wires to it. Then I filed a small hole for the new power switch cable to neatly exit the side of the laptop and put it back together.
Temporary plugs fitted to get it going!
I have ordered a BU-353 S4 SiRF USB GPS Receiver and still need to sort out a microphone for the phone side of things. Suggestions for a good noise cancelling microphone?
Still to do......
Fill up HDD with media!