homemade macbook dock - anyone made it?
New car, new project.
This time, I don't want to be invasive.
And I want to use my macbook as carpc because:
2-The only moment I can't use my macbook is in the car, and a indipendent carpc will be used only in the car... so why not use the same computer as I use at home/anywhere? Just think of it as I'm going to simplify my habits, but I still want to have something different on my car ;)
3-don't have so much money to spend in other hardware (my former carpc now is my parent's desktop system, cause epia consumes less than a p4), so I want to use my existing onwings as far as I can
4-it would simplify the installing process.
I plan to put the macbook in the trunk and use my lilliput 7" TS to control it. So the only thing I need is a dock to quickly insert and remove the MB.
I've already checked http://www.bookendzdocks.com/ , but the macbook dock doesn't have the magsafe replicator, and it costs a bit.
I saw that a mac mini dock exists: http://minidock.jp/en/index.html
And I liked the simple idea of that dock:
I think it could be done for macbook, adding a system to support and secure the laptop. I didn't come up with the final solution, but I'm thinking how to do it.
For the DC supply, I think I'll buy one of these:
Or maybe I'll buy a normal kensington power adapter and I'll follow these instructions:
Anyone did that already?
Thanks for the feedback!