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Well some of you know a project I have been working on and finally finished for the Orlando meet. Well Here are some picts for the ones who couldn't make it.

It has WiFi and Blutooth Connection. Wireless Keyboard and Mouse and USB 2.0 and Firewire Hub. Also can hook up up to 8 webcams a record at the same time. Besides all the other cool Mac Apps.

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12823 SW. 134Th Court
MIAMI, FL 33186

PH# 305-378-6690 ask for David


Lexus IS300 Mac Mini Side Shot:



Another Lexus IS300 Mac Mini Side Shot:



Lexus IS300 Mac Mini In Glove Box:



Lexus IS300 Mac Mini OS X Screen:



Lexus IS300 Mac Mini iTunes Screen:

 

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also do you know what they did about powering the mac mini? whether they just went with an ac inverter or whether they actually went with a straight dc solution.

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Very nice, very clean...

Is your mini connected directly to your amp, or is it an auxilary input into a head unit (I'm not familiar with that pioneer unit... is it a head unit or just a screen)?

Do you plan on using the mini for navigation at all? I noticed the factory nav, just curious if you know of any good software for the mac.

Once again, very nice.
 

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very nice set up, really clean. They are like 5 mins away from my house
 

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1QWKLEX said:
sweet! good job! so, u watch DVD's? Itunes? pick up wireless networks and surf the web? :approve:
Thanks and yes all of the above.

Yino said:
also do you know what they did about powering the mac mini? whether they just went with an ac inverter or whether they actually went with a straight dc solution.
thanks
Its hard wired through an ac/dc converter w/option to turn off and on

azzurro said:
Very nice, very clean...

Is your mini connected directly to your amp, or is it an auxilary input into a head unit (I'm not familiar with that pioneer unit... is it a head unit or just a screen)?

Do you plan on using the mini for navigation at all? I noticed the factory nav, just curious if you know of any good software for the mac.

Once again, very nice.
No I connected it to my audio/video inputs on the back of my Pioneer brain (the 9000r I believe it is). The screen is seperate w/ a built in CD player. I play the dvd's through the Mac Mini. Besides watching dvd's my favorite part is watching the iTunes graphic display. It rocks! The navigation I'll stay with the factory one. What kind of software are you looking for? A Nav one or something else? I have software for just about everything. LOL

Thanks for the complements.

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very nice set up, really clean. They are like 5 mins away from my house
Thanks, I really happy with it. I have many other ideas that I would like to do, so we will see what happens. If your thing about doing this give them a call they are good people.
 

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trying to figure out what a fair price for this kind of install is, I'm in so cal so don't wanna waste their time by getting a quote from them, do you have a rough estimate of what the cost was?
 

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Clean install.

For those looking to do something similar, you may want to get a Xenarc screen instead. This way, you'll be able to get touchscreen support and decent resolution.
 

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Congrats!!!! I'm glad to see you were able to pull it off!

"Do what you can, and not what people tell you you cant"

Congrats!!!
 

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splinter1 said:
"Do what you can, and not what people tell you you cant"
True that. Do what you can, not what you can't. ;)
 

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planetside said:
Very nice install. I was poking around on the 'net looking for some Mac mini car installations for my website www.macminichat.com, and yours was the first one I found. Very nice!
PMd you where to look. ;)
 

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Very nice. I know you stated above but does the mini turn on when you start the car or do you have to turn it on everytime? Thanks.
 

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HenrysIS300 said:
Very nice. I know you stated above but does the mini turn on when you start the car or do you have to turn it on everytime? Thanks.
It may turn on automatically when the power inverter is powered, but the real question should be if turns off automatically. The answer to the last one is NO (unless some complicated electronics were put in).
 

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Yino said:
hey vlad wanna PM me where to look too? :) I couldn't find anything other than this one and a jeep.
PMd you. Don't get your hopes up too high, though. Macs still have ways to go, if they even get there, until they are as versatile car computers as PCs are.
 
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