Back in the day, I used to be really enamored with the idea of a car pc in a radio head-unit form factor with a laptop hard drive that would connect to my home network for file transfers. I never built one of them though.

Now, however, newer cars have USB ports for mass storage devices full of mp3s and I'm eyeing the raspberry #pi 0w in the lab and having ideas. :blobthonkang:

Set it up with a read-only root filesystem so the OS doesn't get borked, have it connect to wifi and rsync a folder on a separate data partition from the home media library at boot, then present it as a fat32 drive to the car...


@djsundog Oh damn, you're giving me Ideas. Seems like this would be a perfect usecase for Syncthing.

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