Andy's 06 VW MKV GTI Carputer Project
First off, boy am I glad I found these forums. It truly looks to be an invaluable resource for what I am about to embark on. And, so begins the journey. I will be updating this worklog with my plans, thoughts, and of course progress.
Thanks for looking.
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To plan, build, and install a fully functioning and OEM-looking Carputer. It will meet the following needs and features:
7”-8” Touchscreen in-dash.
Contain my library of 50+ GB’s of music.
Play DVD, AVI, DIVX
Web Browsing via Firefox
Customizing a GUI like Road Runner, Centrafuse, or Frodo for my own needs.
Use OEM steering wheel buttons for some purpose in the carputer.
External slot-load DVD/CDRW USB drive
USB2 hub in console/lower stack/glove
Input Devices: Playstation keypad, stylus.
A lot more to come, very soon.
Shopping List (Price and store link)
Lilliput 7" VGA Touchscreen 629GL-70NP (251)
VIA EPIA MII12000 Mini-ITX Mainboard (209)
Mushkin Standard Series 1GB 184-Pin DDR (83)
Western Digital Scorpio 100GB 2.5" ATA-6 Notebook Hard Drive (120)
Panasonic Slot Load DVD-ROM/CD-RW Combo Drive 24x24x24 (80)
M2-ATX 160W Intelligent DC-DC PSU (90)
Ampie Car Computer Case (75)
XM Direct Universal Tuner (40)
USB to XM Direct converter (55)
SWI-X Universal Steering Wheel Audio Control Interface (60)
BU-353 Waterproof GPS Receiver (75)
Lola RF Remote (47)
Mini-Key USB Keyboard DGPN-570 (25)
CCD Infrared Rear View Camera (169)
Belkin F5D8010 Wireless Pre-N 802.11x Pre-N Notebook PC Card (ALREADY HAVE)
Sound Blaster Audigy 2 NX (115 ORDERED)
MK5 Golf/ 2005+ Jetta Radio Dash Kit (40 ORDERED)
Sleek, compact, 4-port powered USB 2 Hub (x2 34)
5/4/06 I'm going to have to buy this a little at a time. I can't afford to bite the bullet right now due to some other immediate debts. I will buy a few components at a time, until I can pull the rest together.