Mac mini + Toyota Prius = touchscreen Front Row goodness

Jeremy Kusnetz’s, “Mac Prius” website has been updated today with a new picture of the Mac mini installed in the Toyota Prius and a QuickTime movie showing Apple’s Front Row being controlled by the Prius’s MFD touch screen.

Kusnetz used a professional-grade scan converter to convert the VGA signal from the Mac mini’s video output to the Prius’ NTSC touchscreen display. To get the touchscreen to work with Front Row, he wrote a custom Perl script.

Check it out the pictures and movies, download the Perl script, read more about his project here.

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  1. ps, i haven’t found the script. does it work thru the usb input on the mac? i need more info. i am very intrigued. how is it connected to the screen. i see how the ipod is shown on nav, but not how its controlled,
    jeremy, you are a master

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