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Old 29th July 2012, 06:30   #766
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anybody tried andriod pc setup in car with a touchscreen monitor? Need some info about the touch screen and gps drivers
Installing android on Intel PC platform is what even am trying to do for my carpc. I have not started on it yet. I will definitely share if I come across something useful.

Have you followed these steps to install ?"How to install Android or run as live CD on PC or Netbook"
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I need the display powered to use reverse or when i need to connect the tv out feature from mobile phone when the pc is not ON. I had used a physical switch to control power to pc when required.

Don't want to use a pc platform in android. looking to adapt something like this. this has hdmi out so cant connect with present display i have but can use a adapter in between.

http://www.detna.com/shop/gadgets/ta...-4gmini-tv-box
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Old 31st July 2012, 23:56   #768
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Very tempting, is it available in India? Ebay India have no listing
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That site is Indian based in banglore. i have ordered raspberry Pi since vga and audio out feature was needed for me to use with existing equipment from same site. Will get in about two weeks time.
http://www.detna.com/shop/gadgets/ta...pi-sbc-model-b
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Awesome! However the review says its very slow but I would say big deal. For <3k this is very good.



Lets us know your experience with it and how you're planning to set it up.


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Very tempting, is it available in India? Ebay India have no listing
You can get it from dealextreme.com. Available for around 50$
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@gigy - Did you check this -->

Android Ultimate In-Car OEM System - Remote Bluetooth Touch, HDMI Mirroring

This is impressive as well
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@gigy - Did you check this -->

Android Ultimate In-Car OEM System - Remote Bluetooth Touch, HDMI Mirroring

This is impressive as well
Thanks for sharing. That seems to be the ultimate choice for in car integration of your devices
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I would go with Respberry Pi. With little working around with the software, it would make ultimate In-Car entertainment system.

I would still like to have some info on interface for OBD......like

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...l.torque&hl=en

But this one for Android

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Does the Raspberry Pi have 4 channel audio output?

I guess the 3.5mm jack is only 2 channel.
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If you really want 4.1 sound, you should use an external USB-based sound card, instead of the buit-in audio. Most of the USB-based sound cards have Linux drivers.
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... couple of my friends kept complaining that their mobile car adapter kept getting damaged, infact one of them even got his phone damaged. Usually it gets damaged while cranking the engine, they said. ...
Perhaps they did not associate it with the fact that during cranking, the power to the Cig Lighter sockets is switched off! The only way the charger can get damaged is if it is a cheap, badly designed piece. Which might also explain a mobile going bad - if the charger is putting out a large spike when power comes on. Even then, I would disbelieve what was told. The most common problem is the charger not mating with the CL socket - comes loose sometimes.

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... When the engine is not running why would we want to change to reverse. Infact when engine is not running, my ford's steering become hard like hell and brakes too( it becomes virtually impossible to use the brake when engine is not running. Ofcourse handbrake works.
I guess you need to explore your car a bit more.

- Yes, with engine off the power steering does not get power assist. Not required unless one is trying to do like Bangalore auto drivers - coasting down a slope with engine switched off
- Brakes will work, and properly - the brake system is not linked with engine running or not.
- One sometimes needs to use the rear-view cam with engine off. Typically, this is at a stop light with engine off, and one wants to check how much space one has behind to reverse the car if the guy in front is having a problem
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That site is Indian based in banglore. i have ordered raspberry Pi since vga and audio out feature was needed for me to use with existing equipment from same site. Will get in about two weeks time.
Raspberry Pi
gigy, how are you planning to mount it ? Any enclosure available ?
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- Yes, with engine off the power steering does not get power assist. Not required unless one is trying to do like Bangalore auto drivers - coasting down a slope with engine switched off
- Brakes will work, and properly - the brake system is not linked with engine running or not.
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Hope no one tries to coast with engine off to discover if brakes work!
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I am waiting for the pcb to arrive. Will mostly pick up a diy cabinet from electronics market and liik to place inside the lcd casing.
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