Well 2nd day running and everything is going well.
I really need to mount the pc somehow. i like the idea of moulding it into the car but i also like the idea of being able to remove the pc aswell. I guess once its running perfectly there will be no need to remove it. If anyone else has a pc they remove i'd love to here about it
A friend of mine is getting a hold of a couple of 10 or 12in lcds (800x600) for me. I was thinking of mounting one in the boot and one in the center console facing back for passengers to view and pick songs etc. When i get them i'll be able to see how good they are and how possible it will be. The possibilities are endless!
I havent had much luck with any dedicated software like media car or frodoplayer. Also if i was to use one of those i'd have alot of useless buttons (xm Radio, Sat nav, Tv etc). I wish there was a front end that could be modified to have as many buttons as you need. Maybe there is and i've missed it. If anyone knows a frontend that can do this let me know
I plan this weekend to mount the 2.5in ext HDD into my center console. Only trouble i see is the usb power not carrying over a long cable. Might have to mount a powered hub. Maybe i can mount a card reader, front audio and usb ports in the console. Mainly want to mount the 2.5in drive though. It doesnt like flying around the boot :P
I've added a pic of the remote i use and the mouse. Also a shot of my desktop and the switches. I might look at relocating the electric mirror switch and mount my usb stuff there instead. Who the hell uses the mirror switches anyway!