2008 Volkswagen Jetta SLE + Apple Mac Mini
and thus it begins....
Apple is to the computer world that VW is to the car world. So it only makes sense to bring two of the biggest fanboi companies together to create my next project. This will be a multifaceted project which I will take you (mp3car.com) along with me, we will start at the design phase then on to gather the materials and finally the build. I hope this to be a "how-to" of sorts and a learning experience others can take from. Below is what I have in mind to begin with.
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- A 2008 Silver Volkswagen Jetta SLE 2.5L
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- Mac Mini: 1.66 DC, 1GB RAM, 60GB HD
- MACESSITY - Hang With Mi
- Carnetix P1900
- Carnetix PnP Mac Mini Cable "MacPac"
- 3 x 1 (TBD) DVI Splitter
- 2 (TBD) Headrest Monitors
- 1 (TBD) Portable touchscreen monitor
- 1 (TBD) Audio Solution
Heres my idea, I am planning on hanging the Mac Mini under one of the front car seatsusing the Macessity "Hang with Mi". More than likely the passenger side car seat. From the Mac Mini I will run a DVI cable to a 3 x 1 splitter. From the splitter a cable will be ran to each of the monitors (2 in the head rest, 1 for center console touchscreen). The touchscreen monitor, I hope will be rigged up to "pop" in and out of the center console for controlling the mac mini and viewing.
I will have the monitors installed by a local custom shop.
I have a few holes in the plan with all the TBD items floating about and thats where I need some help from all of you. Ideas, suggestions and comments are always welcome.
Thanks for looking at what I perceive as being the start of a great project.