Man installs a MacMini in his car.

Discussion in ' News Discussion' started by MacBytes, May 10, 2005.

  1. MacBytes macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003
  2. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

    Jan 6, 2004
    that is awesome, i love the trackpad, ipod dock, and the hub. i'm so incredibly jealous!!
  3. mainstreetmark macrumors 68020


    May 7, 2003
    Saint Augustine, FL
    Interesting to see the trackpad in front of the iPod dock. Seems inaccessible when the iPod is present. Those pesky iPods, i tell ya.
  4. sord macrumors 6502

    Jun 16, 2004
    I remember about a year ago, someone got killed in Alaska by someone watching a movie in his car while driving. The driver got away with it somehow. Hope the same doesn't happen with this.

    Also on a side note, imagine several cars on a highway duking it out in UT2k4 on an adhoc wireless network :D
  5. ham_man macrumors 68020


    Jan 21, 2005
    The trackpad, the dpck, the hub - the planning that this guy put in definately shows. One of the nicer and sleeker Mac Mini in a car designs that I have seen in quite a while...
  6. 840quadra Moderator


    Staff Member

    Feb 1, 2005
    Twin Cities Minnesota
    Looking good!!

    Perhaps I should install one of these in my Volkswagen Passat. I need something to interface with my HAM radio equipment, and I would like to have a dedicated Itunes music device for this car also!

    hmm, the many ideas I thought of included installing a Pismo in my CD Changer location in my car, and doing a remote display, mouse setup.
  7. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    The article's of little use to me, since it seems that my modifications to my hosts file killed all the images and CSS there as well as ads. Oh well...serves you right, C|Net. No more visits from me then.
  8. Panoctopi macrumors member

    Apr 27, 2005
    Ingenious! Hey I from Atlanta, wonder if Matt would let me try his set up out?
  9. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

    Mr. Anderson

    Nov 1, 2001
    Wow and he did it without any duct tape :D

    Very cool - I'd love to do that in one of my cars, but there isn't enough space on the dash for that sort of thing.....I'm quite amazed and impressed that he made look like a factory installation job.

  10. Lacero macrumors 604


    Jan 20, 2005
    One more thing to distract you while driving. :eek:
  11. strngwys macrumors newbie

    Jan 2, 2002
    oh the decisions!

    put in the del sol i got now or wait till i get a wrx sti.

    top notch work. i was deciding with either trackball or trackpad. then i realized the the trackball would probably vibrate the mouse all over the place and it would drive me nuts.
  12. nagromme macrumors G5


    May 2, 2002
    I think it would be safe enough, as long as you remember which controls are for your Scorpion and which are for the REAL car :)

    And also, don't TRY to get the "Fender Bender!" award.

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