Ipod in car?.....

Discussion in 'iPod' started by p8ntballguy, Sep 25, 2006.

  1. p8ntballguy macrumors member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2006
    #1
    ok i have an idea so that i can have my ipod in my car, controlled by remote and a large screen...picture: http://img155.imageshack.us/my.php?image=caripodso3.jpg

    would this be possible with the ir reciever connected by wires to the dock....also is there a way to output the menus, not just the videos.....

    thanks
     
  2. balamw Moderator

    balamw

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2005
    Location:
    New England
    #2
    Sure, just usa a Mac mini to drive your screen and provide the dock. :p

    B
     
  3. Xander562 macrumors 68000

    Xander562

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2006
    #3
    i think it'd be better w/ a touch screen instead of a remote, but thats just me.

    here's that mac mini idea: [​IMG]
     
  4. p8ntballguy thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2006
    #4
    that is a damn nice idea, i like that alot. Would be difficult becuase im driving a 95 c280 benz, so there would be no spot to fit a screen like that becuase there is no nav system. i would have to do alot of modifications to the console.....Im planning on starting this project in about a year so i could get a cheap mini then, or mabye by then apple straight up media center, not the mactube.. something without wifi, just a hd and frontrow......i can only hope:rolleyes:


    it would also be nice to be able to acess the radio through front row....

    this all would be easier if they would just make the menus on an ipod viewable on another screen
     
  5. gadgetgirl85 macrumors 68040

    gadgetgirl85

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2006
    #5
    I would LOVE to know how they do that
     
  6. p8ntballguy thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2006
    #6
  7. Lollypop macrumors 6502a

    Lollypop

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Location:
    Johannesburg, South Africa
    #7
    A guy I work with had a screen with buttons attatched right below his front mirror... he simply wired a small coax cable from the rear of his 4x4... unfortunately it was a windows PC at the back but you could do the same with a mini... :D
     
  8. KilGil27 macrumors regular

    KilGil27

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2006
    Location:
    Philadelphia
    #8
    I have it hooked up through my stereo (no video) and it only supports up to N, and every new artist I add, it get's smaller...
     
  9. pianoman macrumors 68000

    pianoman

    Joined:
    May 31, 2006
    #9
    that is awesome! :eek: looks like something you'd see on "pimp my ride".
     
  10. Sdashiki macrumors 68040

    Sdashiki

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2005
    Location:
    Behind the lens
    #10
    www.mp3car.com

    been around for years.

    and now has a mac section since the introduction of the first Mac Mini.

    not too much software wise, but lots of useful hardware information
     
  11. gadgetgirl85 macrumors 68040

    gadgetgirl85

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2006
    #11
    As much as I'd love to do it looks way way way way too complicated for me!
     

Share This Page