• Jun 5th 2006 at 3:52PM
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Who knows why DeLoreans often find themselves the canvas upon which mad scientists paint their insanity? Doc Brown and his flux capacitor notwithstanding, Ryan Brandys decided to take Apple Computer to task and think different when it came to building a custom carputer.

As we all know, the invention of the Mac Mini computer resulted in a renaissance of custom computer installs in automobiles, but all have been limited by the tiny 7-inch or so LCD screens that are able to fit in modern day dashes. Brandys came up with the ingenious idea of using a projector to cast a 37-inch diagonal screen on the underside of the DeLorean's open hood. While surfing the net becomes a difficult task while driving, one that might results in certain death, all of OSX's visual glory can be much better appreciated on the oversized screen.

Follow the jump for a shot of the entire vehicle and video of Brandys' DeLorean in action as a computer.

[Source: DoLoreanMacMini via Digg.com]

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      • 9 Years Ago
      this would be slick if the hood was powered and could open up the 'screen' at a press of a button.

      otherwise: yawn.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Forget the Mac Mini! Just hook a DVD player up to that set up and upgrade the sound system, and you have a drive-in theater whereever you go!
      • 9 Years Ago
      • 9 Years Ago
      Obligatory DeLorean bashing follows:

      How odd... A parked rear-engine DeLorean with the front bonnet propped open. That's a switch.

      Great geek project, well executed, yet impractical.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Alot of bashing going on ..

      Really this is a great project well done and nicely thought up .. is that a like 19" TFT screen in the car too ? hehe overkill..

      It could be done with a PC mini too but who cares? Do it with the system you like .. hook up an xbox360, dvd , ps3 or a wii :)

      Dunno if it matters if your sitting in the car but maybe have the cylinders for the hood go further up so its more vertical ?

      I imagine that if your sitting in the car its perfect though..
      • 9 Years Ago
      The main requiement of this mod is the rear or mid-engine. So..Fiero owners.. time to represent. :)
      • 9 Years Ago
      Not a fan of ICE mods, but the work and thought that went into this is easy to appreciate nonetheless.
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