One of the ultimate mods for modern cars is to replace or upgrade the entertainment system. This can range from something as small as adding new speakers, to replacing the stock stereo, or – in our case – creating a custom computer purpose-built for your car.
The Raspberry Pi is fantastic for this task. It’s small enough that it’s easy to hide, and powerful enough to handle simple telemetry, dash-cam recording, GPS, and more. Thanks to AutoPi, you won’t need to be deep in the bowels of your car snipping wires, either, and you can control it using a cloud-based service. Let’s make your car futuristic!
Each Friday is PiDay here at Adafruit! Be sure to check out our posts, tutorials and new Raspberry Pi related products. Adafruit has the largest and best selection of Raspberry Pi accessories and all the code & tutorials to get you up and running in no time!
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Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.
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