2002 VX Holden Commodore Wagon - Android Tablet Addon
Hello people from Melbourne, Australia. I used to be on this forum many moons ago and went to a lot of mp3car meets in Melbourne. I once had a non-touchscreen 7" and a microITX P3 computer under my seat back when it was real expensive to buy a Lilliput touchscreen VGA monitor. Times have changed. Android tablets are real cheap now so I've decided to post some build pics of my car install. Here's a photo of my car.
Car is a Holden Commodore VX Series 2 Model. Has a LS1 5.7L V8 in it. Cam and some other power mods. Runs a Pioneer fold-out screen DVD head unit and JL Speakers and 2 X 12" Kicker Subs in the back. Head unit interfaces with a 120GB ipod Classic which I keep in the glove-box. I hold all my music on there.
I have decided to interface the Tablet with my ELM ODB adapter. While it doesn't read all the features of the car, I get RPM, Speedo and Intake pressure and temp etc. That should work well with Torque app.
So due to the fact that Android tablets are real cheap, I decided to look around. My requirements for tablet:
1. Decent size with ok screen res
3. GPS built-in for satnav.
WIFI usually comes with all tabs b/g/n so that will be good for upsating apps as well.
Not a lot of cheaper tablets around have GPS built-in. Finally found one under $100 with all of these requirements in a 7" screen.
Zenithink C71A was my choice of tablet. Has all these things. It's a newer version of the C71 but now includes GPS and BT modules.
So my build will begin when I get this in the mail in weeks to come. I'm going to mount it in a cradle instead of in the dash. Output sound to my other Pioneer DVD head unit AUX and power it off the 12V.
More pics to follow....