ya that's a good point.
power from the USB port. Maybe also security concerns, and the fact that they'd love for you to stream and rent paid content as much as you can. Can you imagine them advertising a cd/DVD connected to it? (and if it makes no sense to advertise why add support for it?)
ya that's a good point.
Geezus! It's been a whole month since I've been on here! Well I've not started on this yet, but I am next weekend (November 5th and 6th). It's gonna take some serious time to get the tablet molded into the dash since I've got so many curves and rounds to deal with. I don't have a nice straight flat dash to work with unfortunately. Anyway, I just wanted to give a little update on my progress, or lack there of! There will be some progress very soon!
Still need to order my samsung screens. I have some of the money in my paypal, but still waiting for one more screen to sell and then I'll get em!
Could you just get a head unit to swap out for competitions?
I can, or I can do the switch theory, but I may not do any of that at this point. I'm probably not going to compete. I'll deal with that later down the line.
I know this has taken some time, but I've finally started the build, sort of. Every build has to start somewhere! Tonight I started it by getting the first layer of glass on! Take a look!
I decided after a long day of my daughters birthday party with a bunch of screaming 5 - 8 year olds, and then having to go out to my mother in laws to drop some stuff off for the finish of that job I've been working on, I needed some much needed Scooter Time! So I started the tablet build! This is going to do a couple of things. First it's going to switch my brain off the enclosure and refresh things a bit, and second it's going to actually get some portion of this build going.
So I picked up some tape tonight, and got out some stuff and the tablet and got to work protecting it.
Took the cover off of it. It does have the screen protector on it, but it obviously needs more before putting anything else on it, i.e. tape, resin, etc.
Not much to describe, other than I put a few layers on.
First layer: Glad Press and Seal. This should protect it from the tape any marks.
When all is said and done, the inside of the glass pan will have suede inside of it. This will do a couple of things. It'll help the tablet slide in and out easier, as well as, and more importantly, help to prevent scratches and marks on the tablet from sliding it in and out. So given that I need to account for the thickness of the suede, I decided to get out some scrap suede that I have, and just incorporate it into the protection layers so that in the end, the glass has been done with that thickness accounted for.
Did one for the front and back.
Then I started taping them on.
Next I got out the foil and wrapped a layer of it on.
And taped it up.
Now, it's time to glass!
Put down some parchment paper so I wouldn't have to fight getting it off the wood.
Cut a couple sheets of chop so that they were about an inch bigger than the tablet itself.
Then, I put the first layer on.
That's as far as I got tonight. It's pretty cold outside, so I'll leave it overnight and let it do it's thing. Tomorrow I'll get the second layer on and let it sit all day.
That's about it for now. More hopefully tomorrow night!
Got some more work done this morning!
Pulled the tablet and uncovered it for now.
After further inspection I discovered some voids on the edges. Those needed to be filled. I wanted a solid edge. That way when I trim it out, I don't have any voids that need to be filled later.
So I made a little wall or dam of tape to fill the edges in.
Much better edges. Not 100% straight, but it'll get covered up with the face plate.
Tablet uncovered next to the pan. Still works, whew!
Time to get a couple more layers on, it's pretty flimsy with one. Couple layers of cloth should do the trick!
Layer #2 total, Layer #1 of Cloth.
Layer #3 total, Layer #2 of Cloth.
One little issue point, but it'll get cut off in the end cause it's on the outside. But here you can see the two layers of cloth.
So that's pretty much it for the back of the pan. I think after this it should be plenty strong enough. Next step is going to be positioning it on the dash piece, and then getting it cut out. Then getting it into the actual dash and making sure it fits or making adjustments so I can get the face panel done and start the molding process.
Stay tuned, MORE to come!
Couple of pics with the tablet in it. It is a little big, however, with the suede and some a little work, it'll be fine.
That's probably going to be about it for the weekend. I'm gonna go out and hang lights with my daughters now.
More to come soon! Stay tuned!