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  • Mac Mini MINI

    It's only fitting to have this combination.







    I've got the MINI & the Mac MINI. Soon to have the New Lilliput 7" touch screen and hopefully the powersupply 1st of April.


    Mike
    05 MINI Cooper Cabrio "Mac MINI"
    progress 95%- Mac Mini, Lilliput 7" , usb-wifi, Rayming GPS, Route 66,easy cat touch pad, CCAR front end"skinned",P1900 power supply

  • #2
    That is quite the perfect combination.

    Can't wait to see what you do with it.

    Progress: On hold while I pay off my new PowerBook :D
    Part List:
    VIA MII10000 - 512MB - 20Gig 2.5" - Rikaline 6010 - 7" Lilliput - CNX-P1260 - Alpine 4ch Amp - 4 Gauge wire and fused distrobution block.

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    • #3
      It looks as if it was made for this! The mini I mean... nono, that mini
      List of front-ends/usefull apps
      XTroniC | XTroniC Direct

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      • #4
        Wow! It's like the mini case matches the mini trim. Can't wait to see the finished install. Post your progress in the worklogs section when you get underway.
        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.
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        • #5
          i sold my mini (cooper S) last month :-( so i'm gonna hopefully do my mini (macintosh) install in my SSR instead. just curious where you plan to put the lcd? do you have the standard speedo or did you get the factory nav?

          -Wes
          2005 m3 coupe, carputer to come...

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          • #6
            and why don't add a new ipodmini to transfer stuff from house to car? :P

            P.S. i was thinking buying one cooper to add a macmini inside....how geek!

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            • #7
              I have the big speedometer in the center and no navigation screen. I plan to modify the cup holder mount to attach the screen to it where it sets in front of the radio and auto a/c controls. Then it will swing away to the right to reveal the radio & a/c. My volume control for the radio is on the steering wheel. I'll try to photoshop an image of this setup.

              If all this doesn't work right I may embed the screen in the radio / a/c area and move all the components down. Then place the mac mini in the glove box or add a parcel shelf under the steering wheel sides dash.

              Mike

              possible layout of screen
              05 MINI Cooper Cabrio "Mac MINI"
              progress 95%- Mac Mini, Lilliput 7" , usb-wifi, Rayming GPS, Route 66,easy cat touch pad, CCAR front end"skinned",P1900 power supply

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              • #8
                Here's some pics of the progress. Still waiting for a power supply.




                Mike
                05 MINI Cooper Cabrio "Mac MINI"
                progress 95%- Mac Mini, Lilliput 7" , usb-wifi, Rayming GPS, Route 66,easy cat touch pad, CCAR front end"skinned",P1900 power supply

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                • #9
                  Mutilator is also doing a CarPC in a Mini Convertible, he has integrated the screen fully into the dash, I think hes posted pics somewhere on here.

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                  • #10
                    noice install. somehow, I knew it was only a matter of time before there was a Mac mini Mini, (or mac mini squared). Cool idea too, with the hinge. I dont think i would've been able to pull that off.

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                    • #11
                      My Mac MINI Cooper hit a delay. The stupid 7"Lilliput cable went bad at the 9 pin DIN connector. If anyone has the new lilliput 629GL-70np/c/t please see my thread in LCD forum and try to give me a hand. http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=45698

                      Thanks,
                      Mike
                      05 MINI Cooper Cabrio "Mac MINI"
                      progress 95%- Mac Mini, Lilliput 7" , usb-wifi, Rayming GPS, Route 66,easy cat touch pad, CCAR front end"skinned",P1900 power supply

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                      • #12
                        Damn dude that sucks. I really like what you did with the screen, great idea!
                        Dak TruckPuter:

                        Mac: - Researching and Awaiting Funds

                        Changed to planning for a Mac Mini Trukputer...w3rd.

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                        • #13
                          Not a fan of mac, but i gotta say, that's really fitting. Looks great.

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                          • #14
                            It's installed

                            My Mac MINI Cooper project is installed!! With the new P1900 working great!



                            I modified the floor air duct behind the Mac Mini allowing it to set a little further back. This worked great! This is a little more close up.


                            I was able to mount the P1900 under the glove box in the top of the footwell and then I mounted the USB hub in my glove box.


                            And the screen still flips to the side to reveal the components behind it.


                            Now we need a good front end that can be used with the touch screen.

                            Mike F.
                            05 MINI Cooper Cabrio "Mac MINI"
                            progress 95%- Mac Mini, Lilliput 7" , usb-wifi, Rayming GPS, Route 66,easy cat touch pad, CCAR front end"skinned",P1900 power supply

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                            • #15
                              how does route 66 work for you?
                              Carputer Progress:
                              [!!'-------] 25%
                              have to fabricate screen mount

                              have to start over, lilliput died, 1st laptop broke, have to sell the 2nd one. damn

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