My Car - The Ultimate NerdMobile™
NOTE: I've since bought a new car, as this old Grand
Prix bit the dust. I'll post updated pics and stuff when I get around to
That's a view of the back of my car. Obviously.
The antenna on the back is for CB. The dish is 2.4GHz. I use it for
wardriving purposes. Also works great for doing wireless site surveys.
You can kinda see the Christmas lights back there by the dish also.
This here is my nav system. I got the laptop for free,
as the screen had been ran over by a truck, so I just ripped the lcd panel off,
and hooked it up to that monitor in the back. Note: It doesn't use
that laptop anymore. I'm now using an old hp 166 mmx. Anyway, that's
all hooked up to the GPS.
GPS is a Garmin eTrex. Got a real deal at it from Best
Buy. About $20. See, it was supposed to be $120, but the one was
scraped off the price tag. So when I went to check out, I mentioned that the
price was incorrect, according to what the label on the shelf said. They
sent me over to the customer service desk, and 5 mins later, they gave it to me
The thing with outlets on it is my 400 watt (800watt peak)
inverter. Above that is an Aiwa CD/MP3 player. Notice the 12v jack
to the right of it... that's super glued in. Works great.
Another view of the inverter under the dash. I bolted it
up there using a plate I made out of an old 386 computer case. It's bolted
onto where the ash tray used to be. I have no use for the ash tray.
The wiring that originally went to this was about 16 gauge. Quite small,
and had partially melted. I've since upgraded to the 8 gauge that you see
in the pic.
To run everything, I've got 4 gauge wire running from the
battery, in by the driver side door. Works great, and saved me some
Here's a neat view from the webcam in the front window.
It was uploaded live via a cell phone. The rubber bands holding it in my
car melted, and I haven't had time to come up with a new mounting mechanism yet.