Archive for October, 2012

My Android car stereo

Posted: October 26, 2012 in Uncategorized
My '97 Aurora

My ’97 Aurora

I have always wanted a computer in my car.  I don’t know why, its a bit of overkill to simply play mp3s’, but I think my own geekiness is the driving force behind this.  I have wanted to do this for years now, but using a traditional pc, although possible, has several problems to overcome.  From piecing together hard to find components, cost, space, and most importantly, a user input method that can be used while driving without the risk of killing anyone.  Although, it was mostly the cost stopping me from doing this.  This all changed with the advent of the tablet.  Readily available, relatively cheap, all-in-one unit with a simple, low power input, and made for touch input.  Problems solved, now time to implement.  I’m not the first person to do this, but this is how I did it.