Discussion in 'Other CPUs and chipsets' started by Flux, Sep 9, 2007.
Wowza, so tiny O_O
and for a mere 350 aud, Cant think of any good use for one of these.
im sure someone will think of something for it. maybe something security related (via padlock?)
My friend is wanting to buy one to do a game cube mod.
I reckon it's awesome. Great little powerhouse, considering how small it is.
I've been looking at getting one of these for a car pc. Awesome size, but you are losing some connectivity options compared to the slightly larger Nano-itx boards.
I hear that. Nano-itx is too big to fit in a DIN, and I really have nowhere else to put a pc in my car. Just need to find myself the right sata ssd and slot loading dvd drive, not to mention build a faceplate and some power filtering... okay so theres quite a bit to do if I'm honest
It would certainly be an interesting application.
The video playback is a bit average but then i wouldn't be doing that anyway unless i had a car full of mates on a road trip, but it only really struggles with higher res stuff. As much as i would love to stick a 24" monitor on my dash.. i just can't see it happening.
I always wanted to buy a big van, black out the back windows and put a 42" plasma w/ dvd player against the front wall, chuck a lounge in there and a mini-fridge, and you've got a mobile lounge room.
more than likely totally illegal though!
webcam on the bonnet streaming live video to the lcd in front of the driver. pfft who needs windows to look out of
I am sure the cops would love the live feed
My god, Via actually comes out with something I wouldn't have to be paid to use..
Could make a mighty fine Linux bit torrent downloader, fit it inside a nice little case and bobs your uncle.
Past that though, its rather useless.
I don't see the need or application for a CAR-PC, infact, I never understood why people bother.
Its unfortunate that its video output sucks balls.
Gimme a high definition capable pico board with USB and I'll buy it so damned quick Just strap it under a projector, hook up gigabit land to it, wireless kb/mouse, stream off video from your file server to your heart's content!
Yeah video playback wouldn't be the best - but for the most part you wouldn't be needing to playback anything higher than 800x480 (typical 7" LCD res).
I used to think the same way, but there are actually a lot of practical uses for a car pc. I'll be using mine for:
- OBDI Data-logging
- GPS navigation / mapping software
- AV playback
- bluetooth integration
A car pc works out cheaper for all this functionality compared to typical car components (and you can't run data logging software on a headunit).
I wonder if you could modify a laptop battery to run this little machine?
How do those batteries operate - can you step down their output?