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    Talking MAKE Magazine: Mac Mini with Integrated iTrip

    Found on Digg this morning:
    No, you haven't missed a joint announcement from Apple and Griffin. However, you might have missed this post on Make which links to ZapWizard's Flickr set detailing how he put a Mac mini, with accompanying LCD screen and mouse/keyboard, into his car.
    Article:
    http://www.tuaw.com/2006/01/30/mac-m...egrated-itrip/

    Flickr album:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/zapwiza...7594054134962/
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    thats pretty cool, but wouldnt it be easier with any ipod shuffle iTrip :P

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    Hey folks, that project is in the gallery:
    Mac Mini in a Mazda Protege

    Basicly I had an unexpected 4000 Mile road trip to undertake and I wanted to have a bit more entertainment then my 20GB iPod along the way.

    I did the entire modification and install in three days, and even wrote a applescript for syncing GPS and Google Earth before I left on the trip. (Got back yesterday)

    I already owned the iTrip, so that is why I used that model.
    Before I left the iTrip wouldn't turn on for some reason, so i bought a Monstor Brand Plug-in FM modulator that was quite expensive at Radioshack just before we left.

    But once on the road the iTrip never failed.
    It also sounded about a million times better then the Monstor FM Modulator as far as base and clarity. (I am returning that one)

    It overpowered every local radiostation when we were in a city with no problem.

    Also it wasn't installed to be permenent, as I will be replacing my headunit in the car with the LCD, RadioShark, and some Amps.

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    Could you post the script to sync GPS with Google Earth. Also how well did it work? Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emtkopan
    Could you post the script to sync GPS with Google Earth. Also how well did it work? Thanks.
    It's posted, see here:
    Google Earth for OSX

    It is crude but works as it should.
    It needs lots of tweaks, and eventually a GUI.

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