Introduction: Glove Box Entertainment System

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I decided to make this system the simplest way I know how without any soldering or special tools.

Step 1:

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First cut out a piece of quarter inch wood and sand it down until it fits snugly inside the glove box. You want a snug fit so there is no need to glue or screw it in place.

Step 2: The Face Panel

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Now cut holes so the USB keyboard and screen have a comfortable place to live. to keep the screen in place i just used a length of wire. This will allow the passenger to alter the viewing angle. Staple, glue. or tack a thin piece of plywood behind the hole for the keyboard to keep the keyboard from falling through. Make sure you cut a finger notch so you can remove the keyboard.

Step 3: Plug It In

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Then plug it all in. At the moment I am using a 9 volt battery to power the screen because I'm not sure which car it will be in. Once I decide its permanent place I will wire it to the fuse box. I am running the Raspberry Pi off a USB car charger in order to keep the build simple.

Step 4: Enjoy

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Place the face panel in place and enjoy. At the moment I am running Rasbian, but i think I will switch to Raspbmc. If you don't know how to mount the OS to the SD card I would suggest watching a tutorial on YouTube. This is only meant to be used by the passenger, never by the driver.

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Comments

jreah (author)2014-10-27

Where did you purchase the screen ? awesome idea

jessie2014 (author)jreah2014-10-27

It is a 4.3 inch reverse camera monitor off of Amazon.com

jreah (author)jessie20142014-10-27

awesome thank you, brilliant idea to keep my nephews occupied

nbryant203 (author)2014-10-27

This is a great idea! Now those long road trips will no longer be filled with boredom. Now I can work on my raspberry pi on the go.

kmargie25 (author)2014-10-26

Really cool! I love this! Could you post how you made and programmed the electronics ? It would be amazing! I love your idea! Very creative!

MsSweetSatisfaction (author)2014-10-26

Wow that looks really awesome, would definitely keep me entertained for hours. Here's an instructable on how to use the editor in case you want to get rid of that extra step at the end:https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-an-Ins...

Thanks for sharing!