I'd like to design and a Raspbmc for my 2018 Honda Odyssey so the kids can sit in the back and play what they want. I also want to do it because it's cool.
I wanted your input for the best means of doing this. The best example I've found is from a guy named Conrad Casetelo who hooked up a Raspbmc and used Constellation via an old iPad to run it. It's a sweet rig, but I have no idea how he went about implementing it, and he doesn't say.
I assume I'd load a raspberri pi with Kodi and would plug it into one of the many outlest the Odyssey provides for power. What would I do for storage? External hard drive(s)? Which one would work best? What case would be best? Would there be a power drain on the car battery when the car is shut down but the raspberri pi is still running? Alternatively, if shutting the car down does, indeed, shut the raspeberri pi down as well, could I incorporate a small battery backup to keep Kodi on while the kids run into the gas station for a bathroom break without having to come back and restart the whole system again?
In the end, I want to make the perfect box for any car that has a tv in the back and an HDMI input to use. Plug the raspbmc into the HDMI and power outlet, hide it out of site, and run it with Constellation (or another useful program). I simply don't know what this looks like.
Please give me some ideas! I'll blog the creation and make a step-by-step guide for anyone who wants to follow in my path.