Build Your Own Car Computer With A Raspberry Pi

Computers in our cars have been a dream of science fiction for a long time, but they’re still a pretty expensive addition, especially if you’re trying to add one into an old car. DIYer Andrei Istodorescu decided to add a computer into his car on his own with a Raspberry Pi and about $US200.

Istodorescu’s system is pretty feature-packed. The Raspberry Pi powers a media center for music, a touch screen display for navigating the library, a backup camera, and a GPS system. It’s all packed right into the car’s center console so it looks natural. It’s still a work in progress, but you can see Istodorescu’s full guide to doing this yourself and grab his custom Raspberry Pi images on his site.

Car PC Project (August 2013 update) [Engineering (DIY) via Hack a Day]


  • I’ve been trying to build a cheap pc for a car but I can never find the kind of car tuning programmes I wish to use, digital radio etc. Does anyone know where you might be able to find them?

  • Try looking at the magazine Silicon Chip they have in the latest edition info on connecting tablets via wireless connectors to vehicle data connection.
    Look at the Nexus 7 as the older models are going cheap.

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