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    Mac Mini powered ICE in BMW e46 with Steering Wheel Controls support

    Hi All,

    Thought I share this pic with you guys. I have a BMW e46, I've put a Mac Mini in my car, built a custom dash bezel to house the 7" touch screen. And I've developed the software to allow the BMW steering wheel controls to control your Mac volume, iTunes Track control, etc.

    Auto dimmer when you turn on the car headlights too!





    I've got more install pics at this site http://www.mobycar.com

    Comments and suggestions to improve are welcome!

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    looks damn, nice. how did you set up the auto dimmer?
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    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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    sweet thas one small pc :-P i wish it was win xp lol

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    How have you powered the ac adaptor up and what are you using for on/off switch it on / off

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    I like it.. How much is the 'complete' install kit? Im not a big fan of the Bezel though, I think that it should be extended like this one below:

    http://www.mybimmer.net/images/DSC02336.JPG

    PM me the price for the whole kit (bezel/control software/steering wheel buttons/etc)

    Thanks,
    Andrew

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    Its DC powered, I don't believe in using a AC inverter. It'll create too much electrical noise in the setup. On/off switch is tied to the ignition.

    Originally I wanted to build the bezel all the way to the front, but that would mean the screen is rather deep in.... so i'll have trouble "clicking" on the corners and sides. Anyway the bezel is the least of the problem, we can always make another one.

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    nice install, what dc -dc regulator u using?



    edit
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    forget it i checked your homepage
    CarPC Status:

    Hardware: 100%
    Software: 100%
    Case Install: 100%
    Dash Install: 100%
    Car Install: 100%

    crap factor: 100%

    new carpc finished, thinking of way to mount HDD
    and not installed yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piperclub
    Its DC powered, I don't believe in using a AC inverter. It'll create too much electrical noise in the setup. On/off switch is tied to the ignition.

    Originally I wanted to build the bezel all the way to the front, but that would mean the screen is rather deep in.... so i'll have trouble "clicking" on the corners and sides. Anyway the bezel is the least of the problem, we can always make another one.
    So how much is the whole 'kit'? I also sent an eMail, but never got a reply.

    Thanks,
    Andrew

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    What software do you use for GPS?

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    As I said on your other post: Sweet!

    Question: how did you get the steering wheel control running? Youre site isn't too clear about that either.
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