Mac’d Rides

Porsche Cayman S: Fast Car With The Fastest Mac mini

What does a fast car have in common with the fastest Mac Mini?  Well, not much really, but they do make a great couple.  Nasi Peretz, an engineer from USC  has merged a Porsche Cayman S with a Mac Mini in Los Angeles.

Turning on the ignition of the Porsche makes the terrifying exhaust sound, which can scare some women, and at the same time you hear the typical turn-on chime from an Apple machine emitted from the speakers in …

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Mac’d Ride: Mercedes CLS with iMac Integrated in the Back Seats

German car customizer, Mattes Interieurtechnik, has created a customized Mercedes CLS with a nicely integrated iMac personal computer in the rear seats.

The iMac’s compact all-in-one design lends itself to such an installation, and the firm makes sure the integration is complete with slick leather covering around the machine.

A wireless mouse and keyboard mean there are no exposed wires to contend with. Of course, the customized CLS also gets a completely revised interior, with some pretty fancy upholstery …

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Mac’d Ride: 2005 Mazda 3

Matt Burriola installed a Mac mini into his 2005 Mazda 3 sedan and documented the entire installation process. His goal for his project was to create a system with better than stock sound and capability, while maintaining a clean, stock appearance.

Despite not using an Apple since high school, Matt was inspired while doing other mods to the car (adding window tint and an alarm), and decided to go for it.

First, Matt took apart his cupholder assembly, cigarette lighter …

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Mac’d Ride: 2006 BMW 325

Check out this sweet Mac mini install inside a 2006 BMW 325. Hal Fitzgerald spent four months hunting for the right installer to complete his project and the results are impressive.

All the computer hardware including the Mac mini CPU, a Newertech MiniStack 250GB drive with USB and Firewire hub, and a Carnetix P1900 power supply are mounted in the trunk where the CD changer would normally go. The audio is fed out of the Mac mini right into the …

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iTripping With A Mac mini

Joshua Driggs, aka ZapWizard has a great Flickr photo set that shows how he installed a Mac mini along with a Griffin iTrip into his Mazda.

He was taking a 4,000 mile trip and wanted to Mac his ride – and he did it in 3 days! He explained that he didn’t have the cash or the time to replace his head unit, so he integrated an iTrip FM transmitter directly into the Mini.

To install the Mac mini he …

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