Discussion in 'Lounge & Gossip' started by SpeedyGee, Friday 19th Sep, 2014.
Just wondering if anyone is into doing stuff with Arduino boards or Raspberry Pi's ?
not yet but would like to bud.
I was going to build a media centre Pi a couple of months back but got side tracked. I'd been considering one for a car PC build for a little while.
Media Centre using a Pi is really easy, do it mate. It won't take you long at all to setup.
Pi in the car, I haven't looked recently but I'm not sure there is anything we a decent enough GUI suited for in car use as yet.
I already did it with a more powerful machine mate. It doesn't matter whether there's really anything Pi based, anything designed to run on ARM should be fine, Linux or Android.
Toyed with the idea of slapping a Nexus 7 into my car to use as a sat nav unit, hooking it up power and audio wise would be fairly simple but it wouldn't grab a GPS signal and I havent found a way to boost it yet. I just love this theme though, showing my age now as used to watch the show as a kid
Could you pair a Bluetooth GPS receiver to it. Think I've toyed with that in the past.
I was considering doing a dashmounted Nexus 7 on my '03, kinda forgot about the idea on the '07 as my Sat Nav actually worked
With the Pi I wanted to run a lightweight Debian installation and use it to store and sync dashcam footage with my home server mainly, but also play media if I choose to do so.
...but then I've also though about doing a Windows Mini-ITX build and using the Sat Nav screen for a live readout of various sensors through FlashPro.
You know, I didnt even consider that option - ohhh the missus is going to slaughter me.
I quite like this option
Yeah the dash top ones are a good route for the 7th Generation, thing is I think they look a bit weird when you already have a large Sat Nav screen.
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