OK so this originally started out being a car-puter. But after realizing my true needs, it was apparent that a carputer would be overkill. However, I had already purchased most everything for it so I had to find something to use them for. That is when t struck me that ...
Modifying La Fonera wireless routers for serial input and custom firmwares.
I converted an old Nintendo controller into a USB optical mouse.
Using an old floppy drive I created a Pan (No tilt or zoom) mount for a USB webcam.