Russian Hacker’s Clever Eee PC-Based Carputer!
A hacker named Dali, has proven himself to be as surreal and fascinating as the eccentric artist to whom he is not related but whose surname he carries. By ripping apart both his car's dashboard and his Eee PC (701G) and recombining into an in-car computer, he has taken the concept of using one’s imagination to the ultimate degree. He didn’t stop there however, adding a USB touch-screen, USB Bluetooth, USB GPS unit (plus, of course, a USB hub), a wireless keyboard and finally, a joystick mouse! (Whew!)
What Dali has created is a location-aware entertainment system running what looks like a skinned version of Windows XP. This is exciting enough to distract even the most disciplined driver. This carputer is so cool and professional looking that its fit and finish make it appear to be a factory-added option. A lot of work went into this unique invention but the end result is astounding.
Whatever possessed Dali to decide that his netbook would look better inside his car’s dashboard rather than on his lap may never be known. Still, he was determined make his vision a reality. The end result is this cool new Eee PC-based carputer with many options, including a wireless keyboard that hangs out in the glove compartment. The machine runs Windows XP, functions as a media player and presumably also as a GPS device. Dali was really a clever fellow, as he went far beyond soldering a few wires behind the dashboard where there’s not much ventilation. He added some serious heat sinks to the mother-board before allowing himself to sit back and really smile at his own creativity.
Well, Mr. Dali, whoever and wherever you are, know that you have some fans outside of Russia.
Have you ever thought about creating a new and…disposable dashboard?
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