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  • MacMini Car Idea, Help?

    I am looking at buying a 2008 Mazda3 and adding the folowing components to the car for the CarPuter.

    Mac Mini
    GlobalSat BT-359 GPS Receiver
    RouteBuddy + Maps
    7" Xenarc 700TSV VGA / RCA Touch Screen
    CNX-P1900 Power Supply
    MacPac Cables for P1900
    CNX-P5V Regulator for P1900
    Griffin RadioShark2
    Griffin PowerMate
    Stereo Amplifier (Brand not Determined)

    I would ideally like to make it so that I could have an on-screen keyboard for text entry into things like RouteBuddy for directions yada yada. Also would like to have the mouse controlled via screen movements. I am not sure if there are applications/drivers or if it will work native with the mini.

    If there is ANYTHING that I have missed in this list and will need, please let me know.

  • #2
    osx has a built in on screen keyboard

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    • #3
      NICE how do i bring this up?

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      • #4
        Just type "keyboard viewer" into the OSX help menu. It's located in the control panels under international.
        Originally posted by ghettocruzer
        I was gung ho on building a PC [until] just recently. However, between my new phone having internet and GPS and all...and this kit...Im starting to have trouble justfiying it haha.
        Want to:
        -Find out about the new iBug iPad install?
        -Find out about carPC's in just 5 minutes? View the Car PC 101 video

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        • #5
          I would just have one question, I'm also ordering same parts for installation into my mini cooper and I was just wondering why would you need the CNX-P5V Regulator for P1900 (the third output)?

          Thanks...

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          • #6
            Originally posted by jcrawford View Post
            NICE how do i bring this up?
            You can set it up so it is in the dropdown menus in the top right corner where the volume and display menus are.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by chiuaua View Post
              I would just have one question, I'm also ordering same parts for installation into my mini cooper and I was just wondering why would you need the CNX-P5V Regulator for P1900 (the third output)?

              Thanks...
              To power a USB hub.
              Originally posted by ghettocruzer
              I was gung ho on building a PC [until] just recently. However, between my new phone having internet and GPS and all...and this kit...Im starting to have trouble justfiying it haha.
              Want to:
              -Find out about the new iBug iPad install?
              -Find out about carPC's in just 5 minutes? View the Car PC 101 video

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              • #8
                Griffin iMic can be a good accessory too if you want to add a microphone to the mac or I think put an interface between your mac and amp.
                Samantec

                at aim dot kom
                Pajero/Montero 3500

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