now to start:
first pic: shot of the hardware - MacMini and Carnetix CNX-P1900 Ver. 2.2 DC-DC psu
second pic: cutouts in the glove compartment for the macmini and psu
third: test fitting the hardware in glove compartment
fourth: rear shot of the test fit
fifth: interior passenger side with the glove compartment removed. You can see the power wire for the carnetix coiled up in the back, it runs up to the battery, where it's temporarily coiled up.
sixth: Pretty much the same as the previous shot..just shows the headunit
Considering I didn't work on it too long today, I made pretty good progress. I ran the power wire for the psu, and made all the cutouts needed in the glove compartment.
Next, I have to come up with a way to secure both the macmini and the psu. I could bolt the psu down, but I'm not too sure about the macmini..I could weld up a bracket, but I'm sure there's a simplier solution. Any suggestions?
I mine as well throw this in too: My plan for a screen is to go with the liliputt 8" widescreen, or the new liliputt 7" that mp3 car offers. I'm undecided - again, any suggestions?
As for installing the screen: I just won an ebay auction for a broken audi headunit. I'm going to mold the screen into that. Being that the only way the screen will be secured into the dash is simply by pushing it in, I'm thinking of putting some security cable around the metal bar right next to the headunit (shown in picture 6) and around the chasis of the broken headunit with my screen with a lock. I work in a pretty rough area, so anything to at least slow 'em down isn't a bad idea at all.
But more importantly, I need some ideas on mounting the mac and psu. I'd like to knock that out tomorrow.