Hey Fireant. Thanks for being a MINI owner and a Geek:madgrin:
I'm working on getting the Mac Mini into my 07 R56 MINI. There has been some great helpfull info on here so I'll keep watch.
I like what you did with the monitor. Wish I could do that with mine but It's look horibble there in an R56..
What did you use for a Front end that you can change the look of the main page? I can seem to find a good front end for mac
I just completed my install in an R53, but I was able to take advantage of the same cup-holder "hack" FireAnt used.
A few thoughts for the R56:
Do you have the center nav screen? If so, there has been work done on using that as a display, I believe you can find a ton of info over at NAM.
Another creative option may be to use one of the gloveboxes (you guys get two!) for the Mac Mini, then mount your monitor at an upward angle below the toggle switches.
You might even be able to "hinge" it so it's adjustable (thus leaving the use of the coin-cup holder).
As for the front end, well I am quite partial to Neon BoomBox, which is still under active (heavy) development. You can "customize" the main screen with a MC logo quite easily, in fact, I am including my own version.
To use my graphic, do this:
Save the image
Rename it from Clock.psd to Clock.png
Control-Click "Neon Boombox.app"
Choose "Show Package Contents"
Open "Contents", "Resources"
Drag replacement Clock.png file in.
This image fully supports the shifting palette used in NBB, don't let the Red throw you.
Thanks, This is a great site. lots of great info. I'm on NAM too but not that often. (dragonflyer on NAM)
I've decided the best place for my screen is going to be mounted on to the secret compartment door and tilting it toward me. I want to be able to still keep one eye on the road.:car:
I do like the boombox app. nice set up but I need it for more than just Itunes. I'm having the hardest time geting my movies and vids to load into Itunes. They play fine through QT though. At this point I'm concidering running OpenBook and XP.
Anyway I'll keep messing with it until it's time to put it all in the MINI on Saturday. Going to be some late nights.
Originally Posted by hanzov69