I am going to put a new diy computer in my car once I get some money my way. I'm not sure if it'll run Windows or Linux (prob Windblows b.c i want to use my Treo 600 as a wireless modem...)
Anywho here is what I am planing on setting up:
Ikea metal key box for housing (works really well shockingly enough
This is the motherboard, power adaptor, and Auto Power Sequencer and Low Dropout Regulator i'll be using.
Compact Flash to IDE for hard drive annnnnnnddd....
Take the 5 gig micro drive out of this MP3 player for computer hard drive
For the DVD rom i'm just going to use an old IBM laptop drive i have + IDE converter
This is going to be the display. I wish i could get a touch screen on but they are $$$$$$ and the smallest i found was 7 inches, just to big for right now.
For all my music I am going to run a wire to the glove compartment where i'll plug in an MP3 player that shows up as a logic drive. That way it'* a removable hard drive and MP3 player outside the Bonnie.
As far as inputs go I am going to try to use a touchpad in place of a mouse, prob mount in between the seats just above the shifter.
and for a keyboard I am going to put bluetooth on the computer and use this keyboard
Also I am going to put USB and Serial port extender so my girl and I are not breaking our backs pluging our phones in for the internet. Also prob going to add GPS (via bluetooth? usb?) ... who knows what else my nerd mind will think of.
Still working out the details... The CPU is passively cooled but i am thinking i'll still put a fan in the case some how. This is going to be cramped when it is all done but i am going to do it!