Here are some pictures we have taken of the project as it has progressed. Its been a long and busy process, but extremely rewarding in the end!
Dustin's 1999 Pontiac Grand Am
Initial setup on Dustin's kitchen counter
First bootup screen!
Gentoo Stage 1 installation
Xfce installed successfully! Reminds me of a Mac
Notice how small the touchscreen is compared to a 15" monitor?
Interior of Dustin's car, where it will be installed
Monitor mounting bracket installed on junkyard interior piece
Monitor on mounting bracket
The temporary enclosure that was designed -- a cardboard box :)
Plastic standoffs to secure the motherboard
Adding a piece of static reducing foam that the board was packed in, just in case
Everything mounted in the enclosure.. its starting to look scary!
Ok, its officially scary. The temporary enclosure looks like a bomb! Better not go through any checkpoints...
The final result with the temporary enclosure. Pretty sweet.
A picture my passenger took at night of Roadnav. It works extremely well! (sorry about the blurriness)
This is a picture of my car all torn up when we were installing the computer. :)
This is the first view of the new case for the computer. Isn't it shiny!? Seriously, this picture doesn't even BEGIN to describe how nice this case actually looks!
This is a view of the final case when its closed. Its extremely compact and barely fits in there.
Carputer is finally mounted into the car semi-permanently!)
Another view of the carputer.