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Shotgun! Front-end demo at AFK Fest 2010

Colin, the co-creator of Shotgun! front-end gives a demo of the software. Shotgun! was created with the beginner carputer hobbyist in mind. It is designed to be intuitive to use as well as easily to install and configure. Features include navigation, XM radio, internet, etc.

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Control Carputer Winamp with iDevice (Review at AFK Fest 2010)

Rob Wray, from mp3Car, looks into a solution for controlling massive amounts of music on your carputer. One great feature of using winamp for your music system is that there is an iPhone app called iAmpRemote which allows you to control winamp via an AdHoc connection. So you just need your windows computer to broadcast a signal, have your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch connected to it, and now you have a wireless remote.

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Paul’s Internet Connected Volvo Review at AFK Fest 2010

Rob Wray, from mp3Car, takes a closer look at forum member PaulF’s Volvo S60. He vehicle was one of the most ‘teched out’ at this year’s AFKFest 2010. One of the main features of his car is the SheevaPlug, which runs 24/7 on an optima battery next to his standard carputer. The SheevaPlug acts as a webserver with a custom Centrafuse app that interacts with it. From the internet, he can turn his lights on, roll up or down his windows, start up his standard computer, and even hit play on his favorite song before he reaches the vehicle. He can even text message his vehicle to do many of these same actions.

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Steve’s Custom Delorean Review at AFK Fest 2010, 4th prize

Rob Wray, from mp3Car, talks with Steve about his Delorean. He was a great last minute and unexpected surprise at this year’s AFKFest. This car is nicely restored and fully customized from the lights to the wheels and body. Steve fabricated the headlights and front facade of the car himself as the original parts had either been damaged or weren’t to his liking. The gull-wing doors aren’t the only cool feature though. The car has a built in touch screen and a 3 port USB hub built into the console. The computer is a laptop installed in the back of the vehicle.

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CarPuter in Ford F150 review at AFK Fest Car and Demo Show 2010

Rob Wray from mp3Car takes a look inside Marie-Jessique Gonzalez’s Ford F150, the winner of AFK Fest 2010 best in show award. This truck is decked out with redundant power systems. In the event one battery fails, one of two other batteries will support the on board electronics. Marie also has a remote video system with her web cam enabling her to pull up her dash camera display from home. The next stage in the build for Marie is to install a servo motor on the dash cam to enable her to pan 360 degrees for remote video access.

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