Anthony Mills
Published © GPL3+

Nomadic Pi Car Computer

A Raspberry Pi based car computer with 1TB storage. Providing music, in car WiFi hotspot and live GPS backed location and speed information.

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Things used in this project

Hardware components

Raspberry Pi 3 Model B
Raspberry Pi 3 Model B
×1
12v to 5v voltage convertor
×1
GPS receiver (generic)
×1
SATA to USB Cable
×1
USB Wifi Dongle
( Only needed if using a model 2 Pi )
×1
2.5inch notebook hard drive
SSD if you can find one in your price range. I went with a standard 1TB Samsung notebook drive.
×1
3G or 4G USB Dongle
×1
Raspberry Pi Touch Display
Raspberry Pi Touch Display
×1

Software apps and online services

Here.com Maps API
Used for retrieving speed limit and weather information.

Hand tools and fabrication machines

Soldering iron (generic)
Soldering iron (generic)

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Schematics

Raspberry Pi 12 volt wiring

Schematic

Code

Nomadic Pi Car Computer UI

The main interface for the car computer built with Ionic framework, This application allows interaction with the MPD daemon and allows the display of speed and location information.

Credits

Anthony Mills

Anthony Mills

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Currently travelling and camping my way around the country. Whilst trying to engineer solutions to my every day problems.

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