2008 Impreza WRX 5-door & Intel Mac Mini
1 Mac Mini 1.83 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
1 1GB Memory
1 WD 3.5" 500GB 7200rpm SATA 3.0Gb/s HD
1 CRN-2140 Power Supply
1 MacPac Power Kit
2 I-Rocks Black USB Hubs
1 Internal Bluetooth
1 Internal Wi-fi
1 BU-353 GPS Receiver
4 Rosetta White LED Fans
1 Apple Bluetooth Keyboard
1 Apple Mighty Mouse
Software (as of now):
Don't have the car yet but I'm doing the computer set up first so I can install it right after I buy it.
The setup ideas are pretty simple. I'm placing as many things as I can into the glove box while retaining the simple appearances. Front of the glovebox will be face with a white plastic material that looks similar to the plastic Apple uses on all of their desktops. The theme of the car is black&white. Car and interior will be black and all lighting on car will be white. The plastic used on the face of the glovebox will be backlit with white cathodes. I will be ordering a glovebox from a 2008 WRX so I can get to work on that early as well as a spare dash unit so I can mold a screen.
Also, I want to motorize nearly every moving item in the car so I can get some practice with making custom mounts. Rear passenger door handles will be shaved off and door actuator poppers will be installed instead
Motorized projects in car:
Rear door - 12 V DC Linear Servo Motor
Back Seat - 12 V DC Rotary
Passenger Rear Doors - 12 V DC Linear Servo Actuator
Glovebox - 12 V DC Rotary Motor + cable
(Whatever else thought of in the future)
Everything will be controlled by Labview 8.0 in my computer and the external NI controllers.
I'm still in the market looking for a good FrontEnd and GPS software.
The reason for putting this challenge ahead of me is because I'm majoring in Mechanical & Electrical Engineering at Kettering University and I'm looking for an application. Some of my friends from TRW Automotive in Auburn, New York will be assisting me in the designs just to give them some credit. I'll name names once I'm done with designs.
I'll get some pictures up once I get home.