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Now THAT'S a Screen! Out with the old faithful Mac Mini, in with the 12.9" Ipad PRO 256G - Lots of Build pics! Video page 5 Update 1/24/17


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Some might ask why i didn't put an ipad into the dash to begin with. Well for starters, there wasn't a such a thing as an ipad when i installed the current setup (in my Tahoe).  The current setup is a Mac Mini with VGA (and USB) out to a 10.2" touch screen monitor.  It is all ran off of a dc/dc power converter. The mac mini feeds the Rockford Fosgate 3sixty.3 via optical (tosslink) cable.  It sounds great! It is nice, it is faithful, has never givin' me any problem. It is just out dated.  The clarity of a modern ipad compared to the screen that is in there is mind blowing.  Plus, my sausage fingers have a hard time scrolling with the old 10.2".  It's just had it's time.  Not to mention, i leave it on 24/7 which causes parasitic battery drain if don't keep the Tahoe on a charger all day every day. Shutting down works, but who has time for that.  The mac mini has probably been shut down 2 times in 7 or 8 years.  Never skipped, never froze up, never gave me any problems.  Still on the original operating system too.  I have no idea but put it this way, windows XP was still a hot operating system when i got this. LOL

So now to the topic at hand. I have been wanting to do this for a while.  Today i swooped up it's replacement.  A 12.9" Ipad Pro - 256 gigs and just to make sure i don't lose signal, i got cellular on it as well.  These pictures are just early photo's of the product.  I am waiting on my semi-oneoff-ish side slider kit from Doug at Soundman! He don't really make them but he made me one!  Here is the pics

 

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Special thanks to @Doug Bernards for whipping me up a Franken-Slider kit!  I can't wait to get it and start molding it into my dash!   Stay tuned for updates!

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on a side note, the photo upload feature is awesome!! It worked great! i think i will be switching over from Photobucket finally!  Supporting members all have access to this.  Enjoy!

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3 minutes ago, Skullz said:

Can't wait to see it installed, and they did a fantastic job getting that all welded and blended together. They got that shit down for sure.

my heart sunk when he said "i don't make one  for that yet, i make it for the smaller pro".  I don't want the "smaller pro". haha...he said, have no fear, i know how to graft one together from 3 different standard sized bezels.  He had it done in a few hours.  I can't thank him enough and i can't wait!  Thanks again @Doug Bernards bro!!

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planning on it


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Looks like sound man is gonna need to make these next once you put it in your Tahoe lol 

That's why they don't deliver.

Yer ass better go sit along the side of the road and wait.

You can't expect them to travel up some dirt road in a hick / back woods town. Thats how horror movies start :D

I explain things very simply and use analogies in terms of Pickles, and grape drink, pool noodles and jackhammers...if you can't put 2 and 2 together there man, There simply is not much more I can do.

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