In-Car control for your Mac mini

Mudbug

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Jun 28, 2002
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North Central Colorado
I"m thoroughly contemplating installing a Mac mini in my van, just to see if I can. Maybe this fall I can do it. This front-end system seems to be a good step in the right direction.
 

rtdgoldfish

macrumors 6502a
Jul 4, 2004
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Jacksonville, FL
That looks like a cool interface for an in-car Mini install. If I ever had enough money to get a 2nd Mini and a touch screen, I would go for a car install. Can you create your own interface as well?? Seems like it to me but I didn't feel like reading the whole site.
 

PlaceofDis

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Jan 6, 2004
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cool interface,

someone needs to work on a guide for installation, at least a general one and then we would see this explode
 

hob

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Oct 4, 2003
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London, UK
I'll be interested to see how the MacJeep turns out! If I had a £2k-£5k sitting around I'd definately do it to my car!

What I'd really love is totally dashboard integration, dunno how a touchscreen panel would look like in my little corsa! What I have right now is the standard Vauxhall integrated stereo system, with buttons to control volume and change tracks on the steering wheel.

"Total Integration" would mean being able to use a touch screen, but also being able to use the buttons on my steering whee.... Although I would be just as happy removing the entire centre console and replacing it with a touch-screen! Some funky GPS would be great too :)

Hob
 

hob

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Oct 4, 2003
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PlaceofDis said:
yes i was reffering to a hardware installation guide, a general purpose one to get people started on their own cars, thanx for the links too :)
I'd be really interested to see this! Hopefully the blog will suffice!
 

PlaceofDis

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Jan 6, 2004
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hob said:
I'd be really interested to see this! Hopefully the blog will suffice!
same here, i know that i am clueless where to start with such a project, but am certianly interesting, a guide the explains what is needed, why, and where to look for said parts would be invaluable in helping people get started with projects like this
 

settledown

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Feb 28, 2003
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pittsburgh
install guide:

even if it was just a map out of what is wired to what, and what components are needed.

a component list (shop at your own store)

and a basic wiring map
 

emdub

macrumors newbie
Mar 23, 2005
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Sintra, Portugal
settledown said:
even if it was just a map out of what is wired to what, and what components are needed.

a component list (shop at your own store)

and a basic wiring map
Did you see this:
http://macjeep.blogspot.com/2005/01/chunky-spaghetti.html

It's an older post at the blog but it's still basically what I'm using. Feel free to ask me questions whcich I'll try to answer asap if I know or have the answers!! :)