I am horrible at finishing private projects. Normally, I justify this by saying that ‘actually, the important thing is what I have learned while doing it’. It does not fool anyone else but it allows me to sleep at night.
This time, for this project, I’m not fooling myself. The main thing about this project is to FINISH it!
So, what is it you ask? Well, I have a Mk1 Toyota Avensis and in the boot, there is a brick like object velcroed to the floor. This is the cars GPS. Its a CD based device which no longer works (the disk is in but it reports that there is nothing there).
What I want to do is to gut this device, install a Rasp Pi, hard disk and other bits and have it as among other things, a music player.
The first thing I need to do is figure out what the pinout of this device is. Watch this space.