I had a rough weekend. Boy, everything and anything went wrong. Tried installing my $40 RF Modulator, JUNK*** I proceeded to rip the mother f-er out, while the car was still on, and threw it across the yard. Mind you, it was snowing out too and damn cold. It landed in a snow back about 30 feet away.
Then, I am like f***, how I am gonna get my damn mp3's to play now.. ugh. I have been unsuccessful finding an aux in for my vehicle, and since it is a lease, do not really want to replace the head unit. so, those are my sound woes.
Next, I was like stupid CoPilot, was not finding a gps signal and I was tired of having the bottom two buttons (Plan & Exit) not showing, so I proceed to switch from 800 x480 to 800 x 600. I thought I would give it a try and see how I like it and what not. But, stupid thing switch the refresh rate to 240hz or whatever, just not 60, so I could not see my screen.
So, I am even more enfuriated, so I am like, I'll just go inside, cool down and rethink my process. Then, I turn off my car and the set the switch to off. I waited 2 minutes for my PC to turn off. So, like the angry t-ed off tempered man that I am, I ripped the damn switch out too.
UGH!!!! so, that is the story and I am sticking to it. I originally tried piecing things together with current parts that I had, i.e. cable, heat shrink tubes, connectors, to save some money. But, I have since ordered a whole bunch of wiring, connectors, cable loom, cable sleeving, heat shrink tubes, heat shrink gun, another RF modulator ($20), about another $250 worth.
So for my project that was supposed to be fairly easy and cheap, it is become a pain in my arse and wallet. Funny thing is I have been contemplating even doing a carPC, but I have been reading posts, and keeping track of hardware/software that would seem to work best. Oh well, I'll post more updates this weekend as all my stuff is supposed to come in today and tomorrow. Hopefully I can get this mother f-er to work and be finished. It is consuming all of my time and I have other hobbies that I want to concentrate on.
Well, how'd you like that update? UGH.. anyone want to come over and finish this for me, it'll be a blast, i'll supply the beer!!