Music Guy123 said:
I am planning to use a sat-nav as the r-pi screen in car (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3208.....428wt_1185
you get gps thrown in for 'free'.
Hopefully powering both from a 2-USB port cigarette lighter socket adapter (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2509.....850wt_1089
Will let you know if (when) it works OK.
That looks like a perfect idea. I am very interested! Don't know whether touch screen is going to work with the pi but that won't matter too much. I'd love to know how it turns out, please send me a pm when you are able to do it. Do you know when you are going to be able to do it? If this works then I am sold, thank you very much for the help from everyone.
I have just ordered the cigarette lighter socket power supply, and have a bid in for the sat nav. The r-pi is on order from Farnell.
Regarding the touch screen - obviously the sat-nav has one for its own purposes (it runs Windows CE), I was hoping there might a windows CE app to run a soft keyboard on it so r-pi sees it as a keyboard via USB port.