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How about Bog's box with one of these?

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Planning on having a dedicate 'pc' with android on. Email, maps, facebook all on the move.... (nothing illegal of course)

I have a question for the community. if you could, what else would you want displayed on the screen? Car Diagnostics, proper music management? tv?

I would love to try and find a USB trackball suitable for mounting in our spaceships.

Let me know. I am intrigued on what you would have on your display.
 

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How about Bog's box with one of these?

FAQs | Raspberry Pi

Planning on having a dedicate 'pc' with android on. Email, maps, facebook all on the move.... (nothing illegal of course)

I have a question for the community. if you could, what else would you want displayed on the screen? Car Diagnostics, proper music management? tv?

I would love to try and find a USB trackball suitable for mounting in our spaceships.

Let me know. I am intrigued on what you would have on your display.
like a bmw... only thing is you would lose your cup holder ;)

ive messed wth car pc's before... this seems ideal small cheap and expandable by the looks of things... only question i have is ... boot times? media player, and how hot does it get?
 

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How about Bog's box with one of these?

FAQs | Raspberry Pi

Planning on having a dedicate 'pc' with android on. Email, maps, facebook all on the move.... (nothing illegal of course)

I have a question for the community. if you could, what else would you want displayed on the screen? Car Diagnostics, proper music management? tv?

I would love to try and find a USB trackball suitable for mounting in our spaceships.

Let me know. I am intrigued on what you would have on your display.
Damn you! Why did you go and post that! Now I want to play and fiddle again lol

TBH I use my iPhone connected to my box and that's good enough for me as a carputa :)

But this does look tempting and would be easy to mount in a nice little box (I wonder if it needs much cooling?)

How about these trackball/pad keyboards...




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I am really interested in playing about with one of these... Think I could do some cool stuff.

They have released XBMC for it, that will look mint on the Honda screen. With XBMC supporting python, I could integrate pyODB into it for a "dash command" type screen.

Regarding the mouse, I was sort of thinking either a small track pad integrated into the blanking panels next to the cigarette lighter. Or, as said above, a dial like the BMW.

Panda board do a similar device but with wifi and Bluetooth. I'm thinking that board could create a wifi access point and allow AirPlay too. :)

Couple of years ago I looked into a car pc, but all the issues above (heat, boot up times, DC-AC-DC conversion) meant it was too much of a pain. But with this, I could do so much :).... Would be the bogs dangly bits.

I'm Still dreaming up applications, and I am sure there are loads more. I saw online a full Linux OS takes 90 seconds, Something smaller should boot up much quicker.
 

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Lol.

And obviously I meant the dogs dangly bits not bog's

Sorry bog.
 

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A PCs a great idea. Have you considered an mounting a tablet as an alternative? You can pick them up quite cheaply, easy to code for and have touchscreens and Bluetooth / wifi for extra control devices. Based on budgets you could go for a playbook, android tabs (i have a xoom) or even an iPad?
 

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This mounted in the centre cup holder of a TypeR would be killer!!



You guys talking about mounting the PC in the Armrest?
 

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I am looking for something "OEM". I am not sure sticking an ipad to my dash is going to give me the same feeling :)

but that track ball could be mint!
 

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spank, where did that image come from?

Would love to find the product
 

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if anyone has info on OS and boot up times that would be handy!

I will be discussing with my tame Geek this weekend as i sent him the link and said shall we create a new car pc again ;)
 

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