On January 10th, 2003, a buddy and I tore in to the dash of my car to create a mini-monster. This was before the Carputer got popular and just about the time of GPS acceptance. Direct link to the Flickr set here or check ’em out after the jump.
(Tech specs… 2001 Suburu Impreza 2.5RS, Toshiba Libretto 110CT – Win2k Advanced Server).
First pull the dash console.
Snip the heating/cooling ducts.
Next yank the stereo.
Installed a serial cable to hook up a Garmin GPS.
Route the power cable through the dash.
Close-up of the cable and snipped ducts.
Install a sliding shelf so the UMPC slides cleanly.
This was hard to take – pics from behind the laptop from inside the dash are tough.
All done. Here’s Delorme Street Atlas 6 working with the GPS.
Another glamour shot, this time with a parking ticket in view.