RbPi Carputer (Needs refactoring)

Parts:

  • Core:
    • $35 - RbPi
    • $10 - USB FreedomPop stick (3G)
    • $0 - USB Wifi adapter
    • $5 - USB Audio adapter
  • Power:
    • $12 - 2 x 6V SLA, 4Ah
    • $20 - 12v charging solar panel
    • $0 - 12v backup starter cell + charger
    • Maybe add a 12v 7.2Ah for more juice

Plan:

- Cheap small form factor box in trunk: rbpi, 3g, wifi, batteries, audio-to-radio rf transmitter

- Solar panel on top of trunk

- 12V power from front going into trunk

- USB cable pulled to front into powered usb hub for:

-- docking phone

-- arduino front unit

-- thumbdrive?

- wifi configured in 2 concurrent mode: AP mode for tablet/phone control, client mode for binding to home/office wifi

Resources:

- RbPI Mod: http://www.bitwizard.nl/wiki/index.php?title=Reducing_power_consumption_of_a_raspberry_Pi

- Raspian: http://www.raspbian.org/RaspbianInstaller