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Old 01-01-2013, 02:04 PM   #72
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Originally Posted by hotleadsingerguy View Post
LOL Nice ^^^

I've seen some pretty cool things done with the Raspberrys. The Sport edition doesn't have a touchscreen, so doesn't have actual "HondaLink", but it does have some of the features like the Pandora integration and such. They said there's the ability to add some more of the app integrations later, but as of right now no. There's no way to add a touchscreen to the Sport editions, even for navigation (not possible to add Navi). That was kind of a downside to the car, but it's really not bad...Honda charges $2000 for their navigation system, so I was fine not going that route.

Plus the Sport has more power, better exhaust (and good-looking dual exhaust), and a different suspension. It's also pretty much the only way to get a manual transmission, since I hate the way the CVT sounds/acts.
You bought a nice Honda, I think it looks better than the Focus and probably has a lot more room. The nice thing is they hold their value extremely well and it should give you several thousand trouble free miles.

As for navigation, dealers charge way too much for it. I can't see paying extra for that when my smart phone does the same thing and much much more.

The Pi is pretty amazing for a $35 SoC but it's doesn't take much to peg the CPU. I have A2DP, PAN, and HFP working in addition to the touchscreen but it's just too much so I am using the BT features of MFT for now. I'll be moving to a dual core Cortex A9 based Android on a Stick as soon as I can get Linux running reasonably stable on it.

Here's some pics of my set up inside the Focus, it is running Pandora and streaming the audio over MFT. I'd show navigation but then everybody would know where I live lol!. I plan on moving into a gen 1 or 2 Subaru within the next few months and then I'll replace the gauge cluster with touchscreens.

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