Mac Mini Car-puter project!
Remember that old ass post, about psycho ass Besk one™, installing a touchscreen and a mac into his new Scion xB? Remember how that lame bitch ass promised pictures and a write-up and totally flaked out?
Well that's because I suck, no... it's because I hate you, that's right...
Not really, but I did recently upgrade the setup, with a little fabrication help from B-Money over at Autorama with a new Mac Mini 1.42Ghz, 512mb/80gb/Airport & Bluetooth - and this time, there are lots of pictures and an extended writeup after the jump!
So here's the basic setup:
1. 7" Lilliput XGA Touch-screen
2. Mac Mini 1.42Ghz 512mb/80gb/ComboDrive/Airport/Bluetooth
3. 175 Watt DC - AC Inverter
4. 3x 10' USB Extension Cables
5. 10' VGA Extension Cable
6. 4 Port Self Powered USB Hub
7. 15' RCA Cable
So, I removed the factory Double-Din headunit, and mounted the screen where the headunit was. Next I put in a Clarion single din headunit, in the small storage compartment, under the Climate controls.
Mac Mini got violated with holes, to secure the unit to the mounting bracket - and then all the cables were run under the carpet.
The power inverter shares the battery connection with my Kicker 550.3 amp - Car turns off, Car-Puter stays on!
Mac Mini is hooked to the headunit with a Mini-Jack to RCA adapter.
I custom wired a PowerBook G4 Titanium Power Button, 12' of wire and the connector for the Mac Mini power button, so I can turn the computer on from a switch on my dash.
That's pretty much it, I could go into more detail... but I won't, becaue you suck and are not worthy of my l33T h@x0R 3Xpl0itS!
Here come the pictures: