Installed a PlayBook in my car...
so my latest project was installing a 4g LTE PlayBook into my car's dash.
I made a youtube video of the install, and a tour of the rest of the car too.
I should point out, that this car has had two different carputers installed in it over the last 15 years. the PlayBook allows me to remove all that extra equipment :-)
p.s. if you know of ay good apps to sideload/download please let me know!
- 09-01-12, 12:40 PM #2
That's really awesome. I've been looking into the best way to implement something like this in my 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Convertible but it has to be easily removable. I've always had this fear that someone will slash the top and steal my PlayBook.
This looks really good but in my stock dash there is no room for this type of modification unfortunately.I am the one who knocks...
- 09-01-12, 12:56 PM #3
wow thats a beauty of a car! love the set up U got in there, although I'm not crazy about the yellow interior shoulda went with the same purple as the outside! it would of looked more ensemble if U know what I mean! my GF used to own a 1993 eagle talon and that was a POS! always trouble after we had it for 6 months...never want one of those again! LOL
- 09-01-12, 01:15 PM #7
I just saw the video, answered my questions!!!
You now need to download the K.I.T.T. app. "Hello Michael". :-)
(hope you get that joke... )
But seriously, that would be cool. If they bring V-Lingo to Playbook or BB10 we will have something!
I use V-Lingo on my Torch9810 and when bridged to my Playbook, the speech-to-text goes into the clipboard and I can "paste to the Playbook" from my phone. That way I can talk into my phone and have it type into Playbook, like "voice dictation".
I'll have to do a video of that one day.
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- 09-01-12, 01:26 PM #8
Love the car, and the PB install is PRO. What music player app is that?
I had a 1990 Celica GTS for 22 years since new that I was hoping to mod one day. You truly built a beautiful machine.
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09-01-12, 01:27 PM #9
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That setup looks pretty good. I have a 2nd PB for my Kia Sorento, currently using a Ram mount but if I can locate or fashion a proper bracket, would like to mount it in the stereo opening.
As far as apps go, based on the rest of your ride , you should get Police Radio Scanner !
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09-01-12, 02:21 PM #10
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Anyway, really nice install and implementation! Hopefully, with BB10 you will get more toys to play with on the tablet!
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09-02-12, 12:06 AM #12
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Nice installation. I've been contemplating doing a something similar in my 300c, especially after seeing the latest QNX in car video. I have a sneaky suspicion that the playbook BB10 will have many of same interfaces seen in that video built in.Hater of all things APPLE.... Innovation, really? iphone = itouch with a phone, ipad = bigger itouch... give me a break!
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09-02-12, 12:53 AM #13
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Antair Nightstand if you want an awesome clock.
Put some movies on there!
- 09-02-12, 01:35 AM #14
Very nice setup man. Can't say I like Plymouth, but you built the outta that one! 508 to the wheels ain't bad. Must be a super sleeper to those who don't know your car by now good stuff man. I'd love to build a little nook like that for my PB in my car, but it seems to be a lot of work...BlackBerry Z10 - Black - T-Mobile LTE
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Thanks guys :-D
This is the first project in a while for the car. I usually do maybe one a year. Glad you like it.
After watching the 20 min QNX video...I want some of that stuff!!!
Anyone good at HTML5 coding? :-D
- 09-02-12, 08:26 AM #16
How does it handle vibration while you're moving? I tried to build a custom mount for the Playbook in my car and the thing vibrated so much while the car was running that I couldn't even make out what was on the screen.
- 09-02-12, 08:58 AM #18
Amazing work. Look great and I bet it goes like the dickens.
Can't wait to have the PB fully implemented into vehicles.
How hard would it be to have it read OBD-II in newer vehicles?
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09-02-12, 09:33 AM #19
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- 09-02-12, 03:07 PM #21
- 09-02-12, 03:22 PM #22
Thanks for the compliments everyone!
That car and I have been through a lot together. More money and heartache than I care to discuss. But I love her!
If you have any ideas for apps, please let me know!
So far I have found a Sirius app I sideloaded. It streams over bridge (awesome), and the Google Maps nav works over bridge too, but seems to keep dropping the GPS signal.
- 09-03-12, 12:21 PM #25
Very nice. I knew the sky was not the limit.
How is it powered? Do you have a built in docking station similar to the rapid charger?
Keep the forum posted on any new add-ons to it, ie:bluetooth device, apps, etc.