Just received my GARW today! Unfortunately I will be going out of town this weekend and then have a track weekend following that, so it will be a few weeks before I can install it.
another user sent me instructions for changing perimeters for changing the directory. I'm pretty sure I need it going opposite. Luckily to get back up and running until alec gets around to responding I've got a second sd card with an older working version on it from when I first ran into issues. so I've got it in for now. but I think the issue is indeed from skipping versions. it changes to a new file structure in 3.6 and upward and I'm sure the 3.6 update was a critical one to do. car sat all winter so I didn't do updates and he doesn't have old versions accessible.That does not sound good. Mine did much of the same but only sat for 1 minute to remedy this.
The "flickers like its coming on" seems like a problem. Mine did go off and on before the final boot after flash but did come on. I'm not sure it matters but did you do increment updates or skip a version or two?
As far as a fix, I'm not sure he provides a bootloader? Normally, you have to re program with the right tool ( AVR-ISP or such (depends on his chip) ) but that is normally not something a manufacture gives out. My guess in this case is you would use ADB commands as it's like an Android OS of sorts I'm pretty sure but I caution against that unless you know this field. I think emailing him is best.
Weird, definitely sounds like a bad connection somewhere though I am no help on which wire. For me the battery screen comes on when I open either driver or passenger door with no key in the ignition.Has anybody figured out what makes the "Battery" appear on the screen when the ignition is off? If I wiggle the wires going into the dash, I can get it to appear and disappear. My guess is that I have a bad connection and I'm trying to figure out which wire.
Set your primary dash as the first dash in the list.I like the 3rd format for instrumentation display, but the RPM needle is so small and colored so similarly to the dial that I have a hard time finding it while driving. Anyone else have a similar reaction? Any solutions anyone has come up with? Also, I cannot see the fuel gauge without pulling myself up over the steering wheel, to clear the hub.
When my car starts, I always start at the first display format, and have to manually transition to the one that I prefer (the third). Is there a way to specify which display format to start out with?
I was bouncing mails back and fro about providing the equivalent of an SDK to allow us to design our our screens. This was the last reply I received:It would be sweet if there was a way to design a custom screen for GARW, but I imagine that would be quite challenging to implement.
The software to create your own screen is falling into problems, the balance between complexity and flexibility is hard. What could be a lot easier in the meantime is to create a layered image file of all the graphics you want to use Paint.net is free and easy, the pdn file format it saves will keep the separate layers in place So any moving parts will naturally be on separate layers. It's a quick job for me to transfer those layers into a usable screen. It's the graphics that take the longest by far.