The Raspberry Pi is a single-board computer developed in the UK by the Raspberry Pi Foundation with the intention of stimulating the teaching of basic computer science in schools. The design is based on a Broadcom BCM2835 system on a chip (SoC), which includes an ARM1176JZF-S 700MHz processor, VideoCore IV GPU, and 512 megabytes of RAM. The design does not include a built-in hard disk or solid-state drive, instead relying on an SD card for booting and long-term storage.
You can use this small Raspberry Pi board to do everything your PC can do. You can browse the internet, play high-definition videos and play games. You can learn programming languages and explore the world of computing.
The goal of this Instructable is to create a easy-to-build car computer based on the Raspberry Pi. It does not require special tools and very little knowledge of the Raspberry Pi. I chose not to use advanced tools like 3D printers or laser cutters because, while many do have access to these machines, I have been turned off of projects in the past for using such “out of reach” resources.
The CarPC runs off of a Raspberry Pi Model B running Xbian, a version of XBMC made for the Pi. The touch screen is resistive which, while not ideal, keeps cost down and is easily available through Amazon. It has the capacity to play music, watch videos, look at pictures, play games, and much more.
- 1x HDMI+VGA+2AV Controller Board VS-TY2662-V1 (Support Automatically switch to AV2 )
- 1x 7 inch 800* 480 Lcd Panel AT070TN92 with Touch Screen
- 1x USB Controller Card
- 1x USB Cable
- 1x CD including the driver for Touch Panel controller Card