I have a thread discussing the computer equipment up to this point here:
PC Currently consists of:
i3-55watt processor with Intel 4000 Graphics dual core and over 3ghz speed.
16gig ddr1600 ram
Roswill low profile fan (Designed for 65 watt CPUs)
Patriot Pyro 120G SSD
Directed HD radio DMHD1000
OBDLink SX ODBII to USB cable
This motherboard supports Intel Graphics 4000 with dual monitors.
I upgraded the onboard card so now it has WiFi B/G/N/AC and Blue tooth 4.0.
The OBDII and GPS will shortly be replaced with a box purchased from a member of MP3CAR that has built in:
I have a box sold by a member on MP3Car that will add ODBII, Tire pressure sensors, backup object detection (Front and rear sensors), Phidgets 8, and GPS to my computer. It is all in one box and one set of the backup sensors will have to be wireless.
This stuff will run under Driveline but I plan to add plugins to Open Mobile for them.
Pictures of the PC that I will install:
The two wired pieces on top are the WiFi antenaes. I am not sure I will actually be using these and may be using the one that came with my desktop that is one piece for both and can fit easily in the dash.
Yes there are 2 LAN ports and two HDMI ports. I have a DVI to VGA adaptor for using with the 7" screen attached currently.
This machine will eventually have 2 monitors. I have a Touch 700 screen that has been converted to a capacitive screen and have a 10.1 wide screen ordered to install as well. The 7 inch will eventually go into the radio slot but the 10.1" monitor is a perfect fit for this part of the dash:
The 7" monitor will replace the radio once I can remove the Radio. I won't replace the radio until I have figured out how to interface to the Xm satellite, the steering wheel controls (After I add them) and the rear entertainment center. The intent is to be able to make the truck believe that the PC is the radio and allow it to access the functions properly. Plus also will have the factory "Dings" added at some point.
Since I have 2 Capacitive multitouch screens for this truck now I will be using Win 8.1 which is better for touch screens.
the 10.1 screen will fit within the black plastic piece so I will be making a custom piece to trim out the screen. I may have someone do it for me so it is perfect but it will be done shortly.
I have to finish the midgate before the computer will go in its final resting spot but I will find a temporary home for it for now.
The 7 inch screen still has a protective cover on it but I will post pictures of it when I get the chance. It has a Micro USB port on the front of the screen so something can be plugged into it.
There will be an ARM based PC probably running Ubuntu, WINCE 7 or QNX that will talk to the other onboard computers to give pretty much instant on access to the controls of the truck. The touch screen for this computer will be mounted in the over head console.
More to come...