Hey gang... Well, I'm slowly getting all the parts I need to get one of my I-Openers mounted into my car to act as an MP3 player/GPS map. I'm awaiting my I-Booster and my replacement case, and will be getting a big laptop HD to put in it. Now comes the mount....
I was wondering... A couple months ago I rented a car through Hertz and it had one of those Neverlost mapping systems. It was mounted on a flexible mount. The mount looked similar to the flexible piece on a Black and Decker Snake Light. I was wondering if something similar (albeit heftier due to the greater weight) could be used to mount the I-Opener.
Pluses - easier to move around/pivot, not rigidly mounted so there should be less direct shock translated to the hard drive.
Anyhow, 2 questions:
1) what the heck IS the neck of the snake-light made out of? (I'm suspecting electrical conduit wrapped in plastic)
2) Anybody know where I can get a 3' length of it and attach 2 metal plates, one to each end?
Thanks gang! You guys have been very helpful and I'm really enjoying this project (even if I am sinking a lot of money into them... Good thing I just got that $8/hr raise!!!) hehe