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    carputer.... what parts do i need

    ok folks,

    after reading about these carputers im seriously thinking about one.

    Plan to use it to store all my music as well as sat nav.

    What parts would i need for this to work. How would i wire it up to start and shut down ?

    Wheres the best place to buy all the parts needed.

    cheers


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    im bored !

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    re: carputer.... what parts do i need

    Basics mate would be as followss: -
    mini motherboard (with built in sound if you want)
    CPU (preferably one that doesnt require a fan)
    memory
    HDD (everyone seems to favour a laptop one 2.5")
    DC-DC supply
    7" touchscreen (lilliput on ebay)
    as for power on and off safely some kind of simple relay switching circuit with a time delay will be adequate.
    Should be enough to get you started mate, as for wiring just power up pc as normal but from the battery and wire the sound card to an aux in on your headunit.

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    have a look in my thread in ICE if you haven't already mate - you may find it useful at least as a starting point
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    just found that post rusty.

    cheers guys !
    im bored !

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