Think everything is bigger in Texas? Well, Houston’s Mike Feidler is going mini. He’s installed a Mac mini in a 2005 MINI Cooper Cabrio – named “Nemo” – for one sweet ride. He’s documented his installation progress since March at the MP3car.com forum, where he’s also included some great pix.
On the outside, the hot orange metallic paint job with blue soft top already turns heads. Fielder has taken the leather & cloth interior to the next level by taking advantage of his factory HK sound system’s auxiliary input. With the following components, Mike has steadily gotten his setup perfected:
- Apple Mac Mini (PowerPC G4 processor, 1.25GHz; DVD-ROM/CD-RW drive; 40.0GB hard drive; 256MB PC2700 DDR SDRAM
- 7″ Lilliput Touch Screen XGA Car Monitor (Model 629GL 70 P/C/T)
- Cirque USB easy cat touch pad for mouse control
- Logitech Compact USB keyboard (made for the Playstation 2 and stashed under the seat)
- Rayming TN200 USB GPS Receiver
- D-Link USB Wireless 802.11b Network Adapter (Model DWL-122)
- Beta release of C-Car
- Route 66 GPS mapping software
A “must have” for this install was Mike’s need for a swivel display, which was created from a modified cup holder mount. MacVroom is pleased to show off this great install from a new Mac convert.