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Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:38 pm
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In IRC, I had commented about ripping the CCFL lighting out of an LCD display I ordered as a gauge display and either swapping in an LED strip at the exact same location or placing LED lights in the shell of the Toyota gauge cluster. That was met with these useful comments:

Matthijs309 wrote:
6:27 ToxicGumbo-work: I just read your part about the LED backlight stuff for the 12.4" screen
6:27 I have done the same, removed the ccfl tubes and inserted some led strips
6:27 my current car has ccfl lighting and with cold weather it is hardly readably for the first 10 minutes
6:28 only to settle at a half-readable state within the first 30 minutes

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Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:00 pm
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Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:02 pm
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A few other things arrived in the mail recently:

1. A CANable, which is possibly the cheapest ($25 USD) and tiniest pre-made product I've seen which uses socketCAN. It's based on Eric Everchick's CANtact and is sufficient for bus dumps and monitoring. The following image is linked from capable.io:

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2. A sweet 12.3in LCD display. This would be submerged in the gauge display shell and there's clearance in the dash for the exposed corners. The original Tacoma plastic cover will be chopped in favor of a something custom to frame the display dimensions.

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Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:29 pm
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After installing the original Pi3, I never was able to resolve issues with the Anker hub while in the vehicle. Removed it this afternoon and have it at the office for testing. Plugged it into a Mac with a flash drive and that much worked fine, so likely a conflict with Raspian.

A working logger would have allowed substantial logging over the past months, something that would be especially useful right now. I've had two instances in the past year where I shut my truck off in the Burger King drive through lane, then attempted to turn it back on about 2 minutes later only to hear the starter going and see no engine activity. Fred's noticed some possible ignition issues in my logs, so I'll want to test warm starts like this while logging. Would suck if my fuel pump's starting to fail again with all this hot weather.

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Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:51 pm
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Shortly after the post above, I accidentally destroyed my Pi installation with a failed package update. End result: no modules loading. No USB, no touchscreen, no network, no bluetooth, etc. I was hoping to save it in some manner and still might be able to, but will likely end up rebuilding it was NOOBS lite and transfer over the account and scripts. Not a small amount of time. I really need to be logging right now.

Also not a small amount of time, but requiring less concentration, I bought a Craftsman drill press off Craigslist for $150 with a new belt. Most go for higher and I thought this was a great deal, but it turns out there's some wobble, the ground prong has been knocked off, and the quill won't recoil (and occasionally takes some effort to lower). This unfortunately wasn't so obvious at the time of purchase--seemed like just a little wear at the time. At the very least the drill needs to be cleaned and re-greased, though I plan to replace all the bearings since it's already in pieces. I'll also replace the 1/2in Jacobs chuck with one that goes to 5/8in and hand-tightens.

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