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by DonnyBahama » Sun Apr 05, 2015 9:37 am
I have a couple of old Model Bs sitting around and would like to use one as a car PC. There’s lots and lots of stuff on the 'net about RPi CarPCs using a touchscreen interface, but it’s not practical for me to replace the factory head unit. I want to stick the Pi in the glove box and connect it to the AUX input and control Volumio using my iPhone.
If anyone has done something similar I’d really appreciate hearing about how you got it working. Did you set up an ad hoc network? If so, how? What wifi adapter did you use? Did you install a router? (I’d prefer not to but) if so, which one? What about startup/shutdown? Is Volumio sufficiently robust that I can just turn the key off and kill the system all the time?
It would be nice to be able to load up a flash drive with a bunch of music and be able to play/control it from my iPhone, but realistically, my usage will probably be mostly Pandora & Spotify. I’m not sure whether it makes more sense to run Pandora/Spotify from the Pi, using my iPhone as a wifi hotspot - or use Airplay - and I’m not sure how compatible that’s going to be in an ad hoc environment.
Thoughts? Comments? Suggestions?