Been trying for months to make a carpc that fits my Fiero. Ok i know there tablets and phones what do the trick too but im IT engineer and i want to control the device my own and in such way that it also fit my needs
i've been playin arround with Raspberry PI and Odroid and both did not work the way i liked, Either the software was unstable, or drivers didnt work on my touchscreen.
I ended up with Windows 7 and two pieces of licensed software and some hardware.
I bought a simple Mini-Atx motherboard with 2Gb ram for around 35 Euro
Already had the 7" Lilliput 669GL
KMTronic 8 port USB relay
12V- 220W Powersupply
GPS/Satelite and DVB-T is on my optionlist
Software is with license but for both 30 day trial:
Centrafuse the main software for CARPC
BlueSoleil for Bluetooth 4.0 support
SAT HD RADIO
BUILT-IN APP MARKET
FULL MIXER CONTROL
BLUETOOTH HANDSFREE ****
GPS NAVIGATION *
MP3 PLAYER SUPPORT
SYNC PHONE CONTACTS **
A2DP SUPPORT **
UNLIMITED SCREENS ***
* With available 3rd Party products eg. Sygic FLEET
** A2DP and PBAP support required Bluetooth audio and Phonebook
*** Limited only by OS
**** Requires separate Bluetooth license from BlueSoleil
Supported Operating Systems Windows 8 Windows 7
Most interesting for me is the KMTronic 8 port USB relay. This tool connects by USB to the carpc and can control from the screen any device in your car. I decided not to use critical system when driving. But simple things like lower the windows and control HVAC for example, not sure if i get the heater control working.. but will see.
In my current setup i have working:
Phone, phonebook integration (apple) havent tested yet other phones. works
Front and Back Cam
Voice Control Commands works, like call your best friend and it dials the number but also opens applications
Make cover for the system
Make power for the system + Fusebox
Satelite/DBV-T, DAB Radio
KMTronic relaybox work in progress
The size of the motherboard is not that big but i have found a case yet to fit in. So i decided to make a cover from Plexiglas and install it later on the backside of the passengers seat
Nowadays there complete systems with windows 8.1 that fits in your trousers, like the Ainol, just as big as a Samsung S6. If i knew before i had bought it.
I will try update regular this thread, its winter now in my country and our garage is not ready yet so can only work on the project when its not that cold.
As said i have tried to work with Raspberry PI and the ODROID-U3 there is a community who works on that, im no Linux professional so i leave it where it is. If you like to try yourself here the links.
Raspberry - http://engineering-diy.blog...-september-2014.html
ODROID carpc- http://magazine.odroid.com/...-Magazine-201404.pdf
(PDF) and official www.hardkernel.com
Other links for this setup
KMTronic - http://www.kmtronic.com
Centrafuse - http://www.centrafuse.com
BlueSoleil - http://www.bluesoleil.com/p...001201005190001.html