Originally Posted by jwikoff99
Sweet, dude. How'd you put that together? Does it all work?
The OBD software is EFILive
v4 (for OBD I cars) (version 4 for OBD I cars) (approx $200 , trial version with fewer gauges is free)
It is in a subsystem of MediaEngine
that controls all of my music watching. (FREE)
Touch screen LCD is a 7" widescreen - Xenarc
700TSV usb. (approx $400)
The GPS is a Motorola Encore GT (old one bought at a Swap meet for $22) with an amplified mag-mount antenna ($35).. i aquire 10 satellites in about 5-10 seconds
GPS software is Garmin nRoute (free, but the maps are approx $120)
Computer is a 1Ghz single board computer running in a toolbox thats duct-taped to my floor under the ashtray ($160. (It is going to e built INTO the dash behind the screen) with 512Mb of ram ($50) and 80 GB of storage ($20, you can find hard drives for practically NOTHING with rebates).
Sound on the board is sufficient, but i upgraded to a Creative
SoundBlaster MP3+ USB soundcard and that thing ROCKS.. sound is pristine.
Near future plans:
Install a hacked Belkin
router that eill enable me to LOG INTO my car via any wireless device (i.e. my iPaq) and start the computer, start teh car, lock/unlock, roll down windows. This thing will be running mostly off of solar power, and a spare battery in the trunk. Once im in the car it will turn into a USB wireless device for me to surf the web when i am near free WIFI hotspots.
'Nough technology yet?