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Old 09-28-2017, 06:10 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I use the 0.005" plastic tarp material for a number of projects. Usually I bond some wire mesh between two layers of plastic sheet. A lip just above the rear window might help air flow too.

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Old 11-10-2017, 11:11 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Tablet Dedicated to Torque

I've been so happy with Torque, that I decided to keep using it instead of building an MPGuino or similar. In fact, I decided to go out an by an inexpensive 7" tablet to install permanently in the car. The tablet I chose was an Acer Iconia One B1-780, which I picked up for $110 at Walmart.

I'll post some pictures once I've installed it, but in the mean time, here's a screenshot of the layout I've come up with:



I have a darker version that kicks in at night.

I'll be using this primarily to run Torque, but also MapFactor Navigator (a great free off-line GPS app), and RocketPlayer (a music player app). I'm going to install it in place of my car stereo (the radio doesn't work anyway), and put in a small home-made amp to drive the speakers.

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Old 11-10-2017, 08:00 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Car ready Android tablets.

https://www.carjoying.com/1-din-andr...avigation.html

Seem to get good reviews.

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