Thanks for visiting my Car PC section. In here
you'll find information about the Car PC / Carputer I've built and
installed into my 1990 Sedan. You will see links to each distinct
section, and to the right there are more links related to the page
you are on.
the idea of this project is almost few years old, there were some
issues in getting accessories specially 7 " TFT Monitor, GPS, small
from factor CPU with some DC to DC converter (power) as these
accessories are not available (at least I can't find them in local
So I wished to make this project totally DIY with custom made
devices as possible.
Now I have started the installation of CPU what I found suitable
for my purpose, i preferred to do each and every thing by my self
what is possible including wood work, and modification of the car
electrical system off course I do not trust on electrician's "chotay..."
and could not hand over my system for their experiments.
I've attempted to list as many links to
components I've used to build the Car PC, from multiple suppliers
for your convenience
What does it do?
The Car PC is able to play radio, music, DVD (or
Divx) movies, connect to the internet, show maps through google,
connect into the car's engine management system to show real-time
data from the car's engine, warn about speed cameras, be used as a
hand-free kit for my phone and perform navigation. It's controlled
by using a touchscreen , with the primary software used being
Windows XP. whenever I get a spare chance I'm thinking up new uses
for it and working out the best way to implement them. .
Here's a run down of what it does so far..
Voice Control - Working
Satellite Navigation / GPS racking - In
Rear View Camera - Working
Internet Access - Working
Videos - Working
Radio - Working
MP3 Audio - Working
Mobile Phone hands free - Working
Car's OBD II Engine Management - My car
doesn't support :(
Why not? The CarPC can do everything a bunch of
expensive commercial systems will do, all through a single
interface. It also feels a lot more rewarding to get it working just
right yourself and know if you want it to do something more.
Hopefully, if you're thinking of upgrading
system to something a bit different from the norm, you'll find that
building your own is a rewarding and interesting experience. Even if
you are thinking of pre-built systems from suppliers, you will find
that building you own is a lot cheaper, not much harder and a lot
How can I get help building my own Car PC?
Hopefully my site can help you and provide some
inspiration and you can contact me if you would like a guide for
something in particular or can't find the answer to a question you
Computer Case (Wood Frame)
Woody Wood Packer...
Shock Absorbers using springs...
Finished Box (carpeting):
The frame was finished by coating with normal car floor carpet
pasted with adhesive
Ready to go :
Here is the finally finished CPU with "Shock Absorbers". frame ready to
be installed in the trunk...
I will post installation pictures soon...
Tags : Karachi Car Computer, Car PC in
Karachi, 7 inch TFT LCD, Serial Switch, Microphone, Preamplifier,
Regulated Power Supply, Carputer, computer in car, Pakistani
Computer Car. hobby car project