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Home made mount for Asus EEE PC netbook in Jeep Grand Cherokee
nevadagary
Hey ever seen a computer with shock absorbers??? HAHAHAHA So here's the stand and tray I built for my Asus EEE PC netbook that I use for Google Earth and GooPS. It is very solid but flexes and has those springs that should absorb shock very nicely. I took it out for a test spin and it is very solid and very cool. No more squinting at a little GPS screen and there isn't anything better than Google Earth for aerial views....at least for free.

This is mounted in a Jeep Grand Cherokee that I use for running around in the mountains of northern Nevada...no rock crawling. This of course swivels so the passenger can navigate.

From the driver's side


From the passenger side


Close up of the mount and stabilizer bracket.


Close up of the shocks...HAHAHAHA


View from the driver's seat with Google Earth on the screen.
ben2go
Cool DIY project.Wish I still had my Jeep and the off road areas were still open.
GadgetGirl
If you think this is cool, check out his YouTube video of it in action at: http://www.laptopgpsworld.com/3286-im-looking-pc-gps-software-can-track-aerial-maps
nevadagary
Sorry I haven't been around for a while but I've been busy fixing up my Jeep for wheeling this summer and that of course includes my netbook with GE and GooPS. BUT on a recent adventure I found out that my CB radios is all but useless in the mountains even with line of sight and since I installed an auxiliary battery I needed to modify the console so I can run ANYTHING I want right there. The CB issue pissed me off so I went out and got my ham ticket and here is some pictures of my Yeasu radio installation and the modification made to the console. It was quite a project.

OK so here's some pics of my radio installation but more importantly is being finished with the console modifications to supply a lot more power for wheeling or camping or just running things that have to be run without killing the starting battery.
Here's my radio under the passenger seat.

Here's a few pics of my GREAT netbook mount with the radio's face plate and my CB all mounted to it so everything is right in front of me.

View from the back seat

View from passenger's seat

View from the navigator's seat...HAH

Now the console from the driver's seat

From the passenger side showing my mounted Serpa holster for my Glock 21 and the triple 12V 10A outlet.

From the back side showing another triple 12V 10A outlet and one high power 30A outlet.
nevadagary
I found it was almost impossible to hold the netbook tray steady in place with the bent arm. I modified it so I now have a swing arm on top and the upright is held securely in place with a set screw. I can swing the tray so that it is directly in front of the passenger if the passenger wants to navigate. Couldn't do that with the bent arm. This is what the tray looks like now. I will take a picture of the upright and swing arm tomorrow.

ben2go
If you don't mind me asking. What radio is that below your lappy top?

Sorry to stray off topic.
nevadagary
Quote:
Originally Posted by ben2go
If you don't mind me asking. What radio is that below your lappy top?

Sorry to stray off topic.
Yaseu FT7900R. That's just the face plate. Radio is under the seat.
nevadagary
This the new swing arm. I can rotate this level now and it's much more secure.

Rotated to the drver's point of view.


Rotated to the passenger's point of view
ben2go
Nice set up. Simple and easy is always good.
nevadagary
Quote:
Originally Posted by ben2go
Nice set up. Simple and easy is always good.
Yep thanks! I know it isn't fancy and polished looking but it gets the job done.
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