Guy installs a PowerMac G4 in his car!

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  1. starcrossed macrumors regular

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    This guy has a website of how he installed a PowerMac G4 in his car. He also created a program for the computer that displays in a monitor above the radio, the time, gas tank, speed, current playing song (which he is using the G4 as a stereo) and all sorts of other data. He even set-up another monitor in the back, that could show movies to the passengers. Pretty crazy stuff, I figured I'd post the link cause I know you all would be amazed as I was about his work.

    http://www.mujmac.cz/art/hw/tatra_mac_eng.html
     
  2. Pseudonym macrumors regular

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    Absolutely insane, but he did a pretty good looking job!
     
  3. virividox macrumors 601

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    sweeet this is actually something i want to do in the future.
     
  4. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    Site no load :(

    My money's on the ****ers running my school network.
     
  5. mkaake macrumors 65816

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    nah, it's not comin up here either. shame too... i've thought about this many a time, and would love to see how they pulled it off...

    matt
     
  6. Kingsnapped macrumors 6502a

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    Site doesn't load through Safari or IE for me, must be messed up. There's a guy who set up a clamshell iBook in his car though... that was cool. Too bad I can't find the link.
     
  7. vollspacken macrumors 65816

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    that guy is a genius!!! simply awsome!!!

    but he should have chosen a less ugly car...

    vSpacken
     
  8. Spock macrumors 68000

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    The inside is nice, I like the Software he is using.
     
  9. Stelliform macrumors 68000

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    That is utterly amazing! I bet you after that conversion he could get a job at any car manufacturer!
     
  10. haiggy macrumors 65816

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    Amazing

    That is so well done. I wish I could do something like that. :D The only problem is... what happens if you crash it? :rolleyes: :confused:
     
  11. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    OS X is very stable, so you don't have to worry :D
     
  12. Raid macrumors 68020

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    I would love to do this to my Matrix. There's a pretty big space under the passenger seat which got me thinking about flattening out a G4 cube. However there's some big things stopping me like:
    1) Cost... G4 Cube + touch screen LCD + power supply = big $'s
    2) Mounting and insulation/temp control... I'm not even sure you can flatten out a cube to fit in the gap under the seat (and what if a big guy sat down in the back?) Then there is the -30 to +50 celcius range that it would have to handle from winter to summer (the +50 assumes that I'll be parking outside in the summer sun every once in awhile)
    3)Rewiring and software controls... if I were to do it I would really want to use the computer to handle everything from running lights to graphing fuel consumpion, speed, rpm, etc.
    4) The planning to pull all of this off would be huge and since this is my daily driver I'd need it fuctionable in a reasonable amount of time.

    But kudos to this guy for making it happen I hope others can learn from his experience.
     
  13. johnnyjibbs macrumors 68030

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    I want a car with all that gubbins in it! Fantastic! And I love the Apple logo when you open up the boot.
     
  14. Billicus macrumors 6502a

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    Re: Amazing

    My question exactly...this guy is going to be devestated if something happens to his 'Mac' Car. ;)
     
  15. briankonar macrumors regular

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    he should go to West Coast Customs and get his ride "pimped" on MTV's Pimp My Ride :D

    seriously, that is absolutely amazing.
     
  16. AhmedFaisal Guest

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    Hmm, now I wonder if Brabus would do that to a car...

    The Germans in this Forum might know Brabus, probably the biggest professional car tuning company in Germany. I sure would like to know if Brabus would make a mod like that, though I probably would choose an Xserve for the mod.
    Cheers,

    Ahmed
     
  17. ingenious macrumors 65832

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    me too!!!!!! that would be SOOOO awesome. wonder if it works with panther?
     

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