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The Carputer Project

07-05-05

UPDATED= added a section for us, the Hebrew users... H-e-b-r-e-w

23-01-05

Finished everything up some time ago... came to update and show some pic new images

Hi and welcome to my carputer website.In the site you will find info about the project such as:  its progress, technical specifications, FFU(for future usage), images, tutorials, links and maybe more in the future. So lets begin!

Website pages: Status , Images , new images, Links

How it all started?

Eight months ago (today is  02/04) i've had an idea, it came to me due to my lack of city streets knowledge. I have a problem remembering street names (unconsciously), Though i do remember the way of one point to another. So i wanted a gps, but a gps with a map, I could have bought an IPAQ like pocketpc with a gps, but that wouldnt be that good because:

1) I would have a not too big screen.

2) I wont have all the maps possible by the program, due to the hardware.

3) I wont have all the program's capabilities , also due to the hardware.

I'm talking about Destinator(also known as naviguide) in the example.

So i've decided to go on an odyssey, building my own carpc that will have:                          

1) GPS capabilities

2) Mp3 capabilities

3) and more...(network,videoclips,phonebooks,notes...)

But it will be very minimal in space and in options atleast for my current needs.What ever be next is only a plus.After crusing the web i've found a website named Mp3car, i've known the site for over a year but never thought i'd do such a thing.

The site is great its the best place for any level carpc builder.After explaining the history lemme get right to the point.

The Hardware

VIA EPIA-M 10000
256MB GEL DDR SDRAM
RAYMING TN-200 USB GPS
INNOVATEK 7.2" COLOR STN WIDESCREEN MONITOR
2.5" TO 3.5" BOARD
20GB HITACHI 5400 2.5" HDD
OPUS DC-DC 90W PSU
EDIMAX 11MBPS WIRELESS LAN USB ADAPTER
CUSTOM MADE GLOVEBOX HOUSING
CUSTOM MADE CONTROL BOX MADE WITH CAT5E CABLES
ONE 4500RPM SYSFAN
GEL KEYBOARD
 

The Software

WIN98SE
MEDIAENGINE
MAGICAL GLASS
WINDOWS COMMANDER
VNC SERVER AND CLIENT