Currently I have 2 Freescale ARM development boards.
One is a single core 1ghz ARM8 board and the other is a quad core 1.2GHZ arm board. I have two more Quad boards on order.
These boards will be used to do much of the low level grunt work and will likely be tied together via a wired LAN. I will likely make use of Linux on these boards since that is most developed. I can tie as many as 4 screens to these quad boards at the same time.
I will be making use of Parallax Propellers. These are much more powerful than Arduinos and can be used for many very low end items. They do not have the processing power of the ARM boards but as security appliances or interface hardware they use very little energy and are VERY versatile.
My 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
6.95" Multi Touch screen with eGalax 4 wire USB controller.
Directed HD radio DMHD1000
OBDLink SX ODBII to USB cable
I will be looking at building a new interface for the Directed radio because I want to make use of the control panel.
I plan to make use of Open Mobile as my front end and the PC will make use of Windows 7 or Windows 8. If I can incorporate multi touch screens into my truck I will use Win8. The above mentioned 6.95" touch screen will likely be used at first with win 7 as I research other screens.
I have never posted pictures so I do need to know how I can accomplish that if someone can help?