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I drive a 1997 Rodeo. It does not have a clock, so I decided to build one using parts in my desk drawers. Because I don’t smoke, removing the ashtray and putting it there seemed like a logical choice. After disassembling the required parts to access it, I took out the ashtray and got a look at the space available. It happened to be the same width as a small touchscreen display from a previous project. That display is designed to work with a Raspberry Pi. For anyone unfamiliar, this is a small single board computer with similar dimensions to a credit card. I decided on an rpi 3. I could have gone with a zero, but I only have one micro-full size HDMI cable and need that to connect my camera to an external recorder. I wrote a simple shell script to display the date and time and used a framebuffer to rotate the display 180 degrees and double to size of the text. Because it is still in the prototype stage, I have installed it using the latest in corrugated cardboard and adhesive technology, but that will probably change in the near future
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Love it. Especially the professional mounting system.
 
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