We tested out everything before placing it in the car just to make sure all our wiring and connections were right. It's a good idea, but not necessary of course. In the picture you can see we used a 500W power supply to get the 12V needed and supplied that to the P1900. From there it powers the both the Mac Mini and Screen in this test. However, the final install will not be that way. The screen will get it's power from the factory car harness just as the stereo did before it, and the P1900 will supply power to the Mac Mini.
Here's and idea of what the final setup will look like. This was part of our test fitting procedure. You can see some of the silver from the Mac Mini protruding through the cd slot, but I feel it matches nicely with the silver on the dash molding pieces. Cant wait to have this all done with.
Stay tuned. Coming up we have the the actual screen and Mac Mini installed and ready. Power supply mounting in the dash. GPS receiver placement. Streetdeck front end testing and demo video. Final demo video. More into the future we have a front bumper forward viewing nightvision camera, rear view reverse camera, video capture, OBD-II code reader and performance display, and more. Come back for updates very soon.